• 13-May-2016

    English

    Technologies for Better Tax Administration - A Practical Guide for Revenue Bodies

    This report looks at effective e-service provision by tax administrations, summarising eight critical areas, and explores big data management and portals, as well as natural systems, in detail. It highlights key opportunities in these areas, looking at how these emerging technologies can be best used by tax administrations. It also provides practical examples of how tax administrations have begun to utilise these technologies and delivers a maturity matrix for the two areas to assist strategic and operational decision making by tax administrations. Finally, it sets out conclusions, recommendations and next steps.

    This report has been prepared by the Forum on Tax Administration’s E-services and Digital Delivery Programme. The work was initiated by the FTA Bureau as part of its 2015/16 work programme and was led by the Federal Tax Service of Russia (FTS).  With tax administrations clear that e-service options can improve taxpayer compliance levels and participation while at the same time lowering their cost of operation; but with available options many and varied, and with the cost of implementation high,  the FTA has over the last five years provided a wide range of guidance in the deployment of effective e-services.

     

  • 19-January-2012

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    Security and Authentication Issues in the Delivery of Electronic Services to Taxpayers

    This report summarises the findings of a survey conducted by the Forum on Tax Administration's Taxpayer Services Sub-group to assess and provide a comprehensive picture of the major security and identity authentication issues faced by member countries in delivering e-services, and the solutions implemented or planned.

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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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  • 27-April-2010

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    Guidance on Test Procedures for Tax Audit Assurance

    This guidance note contains a detailed inventory of compliance and substantive tests performed by tax auditors that could also be performed by businesses to check the operation of their internal controls.

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  • 27-April-2010

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    Tax Compliance and Tax Accounting Systems

    This information note discusses internal control frameworks for tax and how the adoption of the OECD FTA Guidance Notes on business and accounting software specifications can be an important element of such frameworks.

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  • 27-April-2010

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    Guidance for the Standard Audit File-Tax (SAF-T), Version 2.0

    This guidance note describes a standard audit file for tax purposes that also includes inventory data elements. It updates SAF-T Version 1.0 issued in 2005 to include information on Inventory and Fixed Assets.

  • 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-April-2010

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    Guidance and Specifications for Tax Compliance of Business and Accounting Software (GASBAS)

    This guidance note describes in general terms the standards that should be applied in the development of tax accounting software and the key controls that are expected from a tax perspective.

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  • 21-April-2010

    English

    Tax Reference Model – Application Software Solutions to Support Revenue Administration in Selected Countries

    This report describes an indicative capability model drawn from one leading revenue body, and considered broadly appropriate to almost any national revenue body.

  • 15-December-2009

    English

    Survey of Trends and Developments in the Use of Electronic Services for Taxpayer Service Delivery

    This latest survey report published by the OECD Forum on Tax Administration contains an extensive assessment of the use of modern technology to deliver modern electronic services.

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