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9th Meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration

23-24 October 2014 / Dublin, Ireland

NEW - Media Advisory:
Improving Transparency and Combating Tax Avoidance to Top Agenda of Ninth Forum on Tax Administration


Outcomes from the 2013 FTA Plenary Meeting 

The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) - Tax Commissioners from 45 Countries - met in Moscow on 16-17 May 2013 and released this communiqué (également disponible en français). For more information, journalists should contact Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, or consult the note for editors.

 The following publications have been released:

Read the opening remarks by Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Yves Leterme, from the 8th meeting on the Forum on Tax Administration.


>> New Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (SARS)
Mr. Thomas Swabihi Moyane was appointed Commissioner of SARS on 27 September 2014, replacing Mr. Ivan Pillay.

>> New Commissioner for Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority
Mr. António Brigas Afonso was appointed Director General of the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority on 16 July 2014, succeeding Mr. José Azevedo Pereira.

>> New Commissioner for the National Tax Agency, Japan (NTA)
Mr. Nobumitsu Hayashi was appointed NTA Commissioner effective 5 July 2014, replacing Mr. Mitsutaka Inagaki.

>> New Commissioner for Indian Revenue Service
Mr. Shaktikanta Das replaced Mr. Rajiv Takru as Revenue Secretary for India (June 2014). 

>> New Commissioner for French General Directorate of Public Finance (DGFiP)
Mr. Bruno Parent replaces Mr. Bruno Bézard as Director General of DGFiP with effect from 1 July 2014.


Since its creation in 2002 the FTA has become a unique forum on tax administration for Commissioners from 45 OECD and non-OECD countries, including every member of the G20. Our vision is to create a forum through which Commissioners can identify, discuss and influence relevant global trends and develop new ideas to enhance tax administration around the world. Our key aim is to improve taxpayer services and tax compliance by helping tax administrations increase the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of tax administration and reduce the costs of compliance. To ensure that the results of our work are available to as many tax administrations as possible, we publish the results of our key studies in the form of reports and information or guidance notes in the tax administration guidance series.


Message from the FTA Chair, Commissioner Josephine Feehily, Chairman of Irish Revenue


“It is a great honour for Ireland, in these challenging economic times, that the head of the Irish Tax and Customs Administration is invited to lead the work of the FTA.  The effective administration of tax has become an important economic influencer both within countries and globally.  Against this background, there is enormous value to be gleaned from Tax Commissioners sharing experiences, insights and best practice.  I will work with my Commissioner colleagues to exploit that value and to support the ongoing modernisation of tax administration programmes to support voluntary compliance and challenge non compliance."




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