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15th Plenary Meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration

Date: 28-30 September 2022

Location: Sydney, Australia

 

The FTA Sydney Plenary Meeting 2022 will bring together Commissioners from advanced and emerging tax administrations from across the globe and representatives from international organisations and regional tax administration bodies. Participation is by invitation only.

More information on the event will be made available on this page in due course.

 

Key material

The following outputs will be released during the course of the meeting:

 

 

Welcome message

Greetings from Bob Hamilton, FTA Chair and Chris Jordan, FTA Vice-Chair and host of the FTA Plenary 2022.

 

 

Agenda

All times in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Day 1

DAY 1: Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 09:00 to 16:00

09:00-13:30 SESSION I – FUTURE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
09:00-09:20 Official Opening and Welcome to Australia
09:20-09:30 Opening Remarks
09:30-10:00

FTA 20th Anniversary: Reflections

10:00-10:55

A Forward Looking Perspective: The changing Landscape as we emerge from the Pandemic – Challenges and Opportunities

10:55-11:20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20-12:20

Future Multilateral Challenges and Opportunities

12:20-13:30 LUNCH
13:30-16:00 SESSION II – NEW PERSPECTIVES
13:30-14:30

Breakout Groups on Emerging from COVID-19

  • Group 1: Our Organisation – changes, developments and new perspectives
  • Group 2: Our People – agility, resilience and new ways of working
  • Group 3: Our Taxpayers – changing expectations and needs
14:30-14:55 COFFEE BREAK
14:55-15:55 Innovations and New Ways of Working
15:55-16:00 Close of Day 1
16:30-21:30 WELCOME RECEPTION

Day 2

DAY 2: Thursday, 29 September 2022, 09:00 to 16:30

09:00-13:15

SESSION III – ‘ON THE FRONT BURNER’: CURRENT TAX ADMINISTRATION ISSUES

09:00-09:10

Opening of Day 2

09:10-09:30

Implementation of the Two Pillar Solution to Address the Tax Challenges Arising from the Digitalisation of the Economy

09:30-10:40

Pillar implementation: Building Capabilities For Effective Implementation

  • Group 1: Digitalisation Challenges
  • Group 2: Information Filing and Exchange Challenges
  • Group 3: Capacity and Capability - Domestic and global challenges
10:40-11:10 COFFEE BREAK
 11:10-12:00 Global tax transparency: Risks and Opportunities
 12:00-13:15 LUNCH
13:15-15:25 SESSION IV – THE FUTURE OF TAX ADMINISTRATION
13:15-13:45 Keynote speaker
13:45-14:40 Digital transformation: Next steps in FTA collaboration
14:40-15:25 COFFEE BREAK + EXPO OF RECENT INNOVATIONS
15:25-16:30  SESSION V – CAPACITY BUILDING
15:25-16:25 FTA Capacity Building Priorities
16:25-16:30 Close of Day 2 and Introduction to Day 3
17:30-23:00 GALA DINNER

 

Day 3

DAY 3: Friday, 30 September 2022, 09:30 to 14:00

09:30-11:15

SESSION VI TRUST AND CONFIDENCE

09:30-10:45

Trust, community confidence and reputation: Breakout Groups

  • Group 1: Transparency
  • Group 2: Social norms
  • Group 3: Drivers of trust
10:45-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-14:00

SESSION VII – TAKING FORWARD THE COLLABORATIVE AGENDA

11:15-11:25 Agreement of the Statement of Outcomes
11:25-12:00 Actions and Priorities
12:10-12:30 Closing Speech
12:30-12:45 Closing remarks
12:45-14:00 FAREWELL LUNCH

FTA innovation showcase

Plenaries provide an opportunity for Commissioners to share information with their colleagues on new tools and innovative practices in tax administration. This year, FTA members were encouraged to share pre-recorded presentations on innovations, new practices or latest developments. These presentations are available below.

 

 

Presentations

ATAF (ATAF in the New Decade)

Australia 

Belgium (MyMinfinAccount)

Canada

Chile (Servicio de Impuestos Internos (SII) – Innovation and new ways of working)

Denmark (The Danish Tax Agency – Innovation and new ways of working)

China (Improving Compliance with App(s) - Country Experience from China)

Finland (Finland: real-time economy and ecosystems)

France (French Ministry of Finance – Innovation and new ways of working)

Greece (Implementation of myData electronic books)

Hungary (Digital Innovations of the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary)

India (Use of technology in taxation) 

Indonesia 

Ireland (Compliance Intervention Framework)

Italy (Advance analytics and AI solutions to reduce tax gap by detecting and tackling tax evasion & frauds)

Japan (Digital Transformation of Tax Administration in Japan)

Lithuania (Customer-oriented services: Lithuanian example of improving taxpayer experience)

Malaysia (IRBM new approaches to taxpayers service)

Netherlands (Recent innovations of the Netherlands Tax Administration)

New Zealand (New Zealand's 'Right from the start' approach in practice)

Poland (PolishSAF-T)

Saudi Arabia (Zakat’s mobile app – Saudi Arabia)

Slovakia (Transition to paperless and digitalized tax administration)

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

rkiye (Recent developments in Turkish Revenue Administration)

Further information