• 19-January-2012

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    Working Smarter in Revenue Administration: Using Demand Management Strategies to Meet Service Delivery Goals

    This information note summarises the findings of a study conducted by the Forum on Tax Administration‘s Taxpayer Services Sub-group to identify what processes revenue bodies have in place and what steps are taken to understand the root causes of service demand and how that knowledge is applied to either reduce demand or shift it to more cost-efficient channels.

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  • 19-January-2012

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    Reducing Opportunities for Tax Non-compliance in the Underground Economy

    Building on the Forum’s previous work on compliance risk management, this information note explores the approaches and experiences of member revenue bodies in addressing tax risks associated with the underground economy, including the use of electronic payment systems to both conceal and reveal unreported income.

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  • 13-October-2011

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    Social Media Technologies and Tax Administration

    This report summarises the findings of a survey conducted by the Forum on Tax Administration's Taxpayer Services Sub-group to assess member revenue bodies' progress with the use of social media technologies in tax administration. To assist readers new to, or unfamiliar with, this topic the note also provides background information on the main social media technologies being deployed in the private sector and elsewhere in Government.

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  • 23-May-2011

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    Tax Repayments: Maintaining the Balance Between Refund Service Delivery, Compliance and Integrity

    This information note has been prepared to assist revenue bodies, in respect of tax repayments, to achieve a balance between client service levels and the prevention and mitigation of fraudulent activities.

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  • 27-October-2010

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    Understanding and Influencing Taxpayers' Compliance Behaviour

    This information note describes the findings from a survey to member countries and studies of scientific literature on taxpayer compliance behaviour. The purpose is to describe current knowledge on taxpayer compliance behaviour in order to assist countries in their effort to cost effectively influence taxpayer behaviour to improve compliance.

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  • 27-April-2010

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    Guidance for the Standard Audit File - Payroll (SAF-P), Version 1.0

    The purpose of this guidance note is to describe the design, in the form of a XML schema, of a Standard Audit File for Payroll (SAF-P) and its implementation. The objective is to enable payroll accounting software to create a SAF-P, containing reliable transaction data from payroll systems that covers a specific time period and which is easily readable by virtue of its standardisation of layout and format.

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  • 27-September-2009

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    Withholding and Information Reporting Regimes for SMEs and Self-employed Taxpayers

    This information note has been prepared to assist revenue bodies advance their thinking on the use of legislated withholding and information reporting regimes for obtaining improved compliance in respect of business income derived by SME/ self-employed taxpayers.

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  • 3-July-2009

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    Standard Business Reporting

    This guidance note seeks to provide sufficient information about Standard Business Reporting (SBR) to enable revenue bodies to consider its relevance to their Government and play a major role in cross-Government deliberations and implementation, if deemed appropriate. It has been prepared following research by HMRC officials and with the assistance of revenue bodies participating in the FTA's Taxpayer Services Sub-group.

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  • 2-April-2009

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    Managing and Improving Compliance: Recent Developments in Compliance Risk Treatments

    This information note describes recent progress by revenue bodies in the development of more innovative or unusual risk treatment approaches to address non-compliance in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector and provides examples of evaluation approaches adopted by agencies to measure the impacts and outcomes of these new treatment methods.

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  • 2-July-2008

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    Monitoring Taxpayers’ Compliance: A Practical Guide Based on Revenue Body Experience

    This guidance note has been prepared to assist member revenue bodies advance their thinking and practices concerning the monitoring of taxpayers’ compliance with the tax laws and to generally promote discussion among Forum members on this important strategic tax administration issue.

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