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ISSN 1684-9833 • Year 3 / Special Edition / February 2, 2012


The Executive Secretariat Informs

Announcement for contributions to the N° 33 Edition of the Tax Administration Review I am pleased to contact you once again and invite you to send your contribution to the No.33 edition of the Tax Administration Review published by the CIAT together with the Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria and the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales. Tax Administration Review CIAT/AEAT/IEF N° 33 Information

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 topics approved by the Editorial Board for the No. 33 edition are: 1. Examination and control mainly of such areas of interest as exporters, banks and financial institutions, extraction of natural resources, agriculture, construction, tourism, and telecommunications. 2. Impact on collections of recovery and examination activities of the tax administrations. 3. Effective implementation of international exchange of tax information. 4. Transparency of information: how tax administrations face problems associated with tax secrecy, bearer shares, tax havens, among others. 5. Planning in the Tax Administrations:strategic and operational indicators. The balanced scorecard and management by objectives. 6. Control and internal audit systems in the Tax Administrations. 7. Neural networks and risk analysis: deterministic and probabilistic predictive models for selecting of cases for audit and collection. 8. Incorporation of biometric data in the taxpayer file. If there is a contribution dealing with a topic other than those approved by the Editorial Council, please contact directly the Tax Studies and Research Director, Miguel Pecho (, to evaluate the relevance of the contribution in question The deadline expires on April 13, 2012. Additional details may be found at our web site. I take this opportunity to send you my warmest greeting. Márcio F. Verdi Executive Secretary