Global Forum delivers exchange of information training to tax officials in South Africa
03/06/2019 - More than 30 tax auditors, tax investigators and Exchange of Information (EOI) officials from South Africa met in Johannesburg on 20-23 May for a three day training seminar organised by the Secretariat of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes in cooperation with the South Africa Revenue Service (SARS).
The aim of the seminar was to assist officials in audit, investigation, risk assessment and exchange of information sections to effectively utilise the EOI tools contained in tax treaties and EOI agreements in the course of their tax audits, reviews or investigations that have cross-border aspects. Tax auditors, and/or other officials, were encouraged to promote and make effective use of these EOI tools by increasing the number and quality of outgoing requests to their treaty partners to help tackle the compliance risks faced in their jurisdiction. The seminar seeked to strengthen awareness that the protection of domestic revenue is closely linked with the effective use of EOI.
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