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ISSN 1684-9833 • Year 3 / Special Edition / July 12, 2012

Participate Fifth CIAT Contest on Innovation in the Tax Administrations The Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations announces the “Fifth CIAT Contest on Innovation in the Tax Administrations”. Entries may be sent until December 15, 2012. CIAT is a public international organization which groups the tax administrations of 40 countries, (31 Amarican countries, 6 European countries, 2 African countries and one Asian country), for the purpose of providing an integral service for the modernization of those administrations, by promoting their evolution, social acceptance and consolidation through the exchange of knowledge, experiences and the rendering of specialized technical assistance.

Executive Council Executive Secretariat The e-CIAT Newsletter is published and distributed electronically biweekly.


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The purpose of this annual contest is to recognize and promote improvement and creativity in the tax administrations. It constitutes concrete evidence of the effect of innovation on their performance that ultimately results in greater public trust. By highlighting exemplary ways of innovative performance of the tax administrations, the Program acts as a catalyst in continuous improvement for satisfying the constant demand faced by tax administrations of finding new and better ways for achieving their institutional objectives. There will be awards for the best three innovations. The implementation of new practices in the tax administrations, especially after they reach greater levels of maturity, take into account varied aspects and frequently these practices contribute to improve efficiency, effectiveness and transparency in management. To this end, innovation will be defined as a new process that may change or improve an existing one, and may cause a significant impact on the tax administration. An innovation may be large or small, originating a totally new process. Or simply, implement changes in an already established process, provided this change may have a significant impact that may be measured in qualitative or quantitative terms. The Contest is only open to CIAT member countries National Tax Administrations. The 2013 awards will be announced and presented at the General Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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