The OECD Forum on Tax Administration and eight key partner organisations has recently launched the first phase of a new global Inventory of Tax Technology Initiatives (ITTI), which contains information on the use of leading technology tools and digitalisation solutions implemented by 76 tax administrations across the world.

“The digitalisation and digital transformation of tax administrations are at the centre of Tax Administration 3.0, which envisages a pathway towards seamless and frictionless taxation, enhancing compliance and drastically reducing burdens for taxpayers,” said Bob Hamilton, Chair of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration.

“This inventory will assist tax administrations globally in their considerations of possible reforms at both the domestic and international level to help realise those goals.”

“This new web-based inventory, developed in a unique global collaboration, is an important tool for tax administrations globally, helping to identify opportunities for significantly reducing both tax gaps and administrative burdens,” said Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

“It is underpinned by the recently published Digital Transformation Maturity Model which allows administrations to understand their current level of digital development and supports the further development of digitalisation and digital transformation strategies.”

In addition to providing a snapshot of the implementation of particular tax technology tools or approaches, ITTI will be further developed in a second phase to include multiple case studies as well as links to a wide range of supporting materials, providing a one-stop-shop for tax administrations and other stakeholders on digitalisation initiatives.

The inventory was developed by the OECD Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) with the assistance of the ISORA Partners (the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) and the OECD), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), the Cercle de Reflexion et d’Echange des Dirigeants des Administrations Fiscale (CREDAF), the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) and the Study Group on Asia-Pacific Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR).

The partners will continue working together to increase ITTI’s global coverage. National tax administrations that would like to be included in the inventory are invited to complete the underlying Global Survey on Digitalisation of tax administrations and submit it to the FTA Secretariat ([email protected]) or any of the above-mentioned partners. Administrations wishing to undertake a self-assessment using the Digital Transformation Maturity Model should also contact the FTA Secretariat. Around 50 jurisdictions have now completed a self-assessment using the model.


(Source: OECD Tax)

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