eCIAT ISSN 1684-9833 • Year 6 / No. 4 / February 28, 2014
The Executive Secretariat Informs Call for contributions of articles for the– 37th Edition CIAT/AEAT/IEF Tax Administration Review
CIAT General Assembly Brazil, 2014
The Executive Secretariat Informs Call for contributions of articles for the– 37th Edition CIAT/AEAT/IEF Tax Administration Review The Tax Administrations Inform Brazil - A “CNPJ” application is launched for mobile devices Brazil - The Federal Revenue launches the RFB Management Center for strengthening decision making Bolivia - The SIN raised Bs 3,881 millions in January 2014, 5% more than in January 2013 Costa Rica - Germany sign an agreement to avoid double taxation on income and capital Guatemala – Enero 2014: Nuevo récord de declaraciones electrónicas Peru - Tax revenue increased by 4.9% in January Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Confirms bilateral agreement on customs and tax cooperation with Argentina IBFD News Training Post of the Month New in the Web Other Documents of interest
As you may know the CIAT, jointly with the State Agency for Tax Administration and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, both from Spain, semiannually publishes the CIAT/ AEAT/IEF Tax Administration Review, in order to serves as mean of expression of the different tax approaches in Latin America and Europe. We are pleased to invite all MyCiat community to send contributions of articles for the 37th Edition. We are looking for articles to generate an opportunity for dialogue, not only with the readers, but also through discussions with the Editorial Board and specialists to whom the proposals are submitted for review. The acceptance of articles for publication shall be based on their technical quality, originality and relevance to the actions for tax administrations and policy making. We want to also promote articles that are a result of cooperation between tax administrators, and other organizations or countries. In equal conditions, preference will be given to the following topics: Service to the taxpayer, methodologies, information technology, organization and strategy, legal framework and tax policy. Other topics duly justified by the author shall be considered. The delivery deadline expires on April 30, 2014. For more details see: Request for contributions to the N° 37 Tax Administration Review
The Tax Administrations Inform
Brazil - A “CNPJ” application is launched for mobile devices
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Following the guidelines for creating applications for citizens to simplify and facilitate the access, the Federal Revenue released on 02/10, the “CNPJ” application for mobile devices. The application can be downloaded in the App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). It allows to review information and to monitor the registration and cadastral alteration processes of legal entities. The initial screen of the system shows the following functions: consultation to CNPJ (access to registry information), Consultation of application (e.g. registration or cancellation); Consultation of CNAE; General guidelines; Quiz (quiz, simulating a game, to effectively train taxpayers) and, finally, an option for the user to evaluate the system. To optimize queries, the application allows marking CNPJs and applications that are frequently accessed as favorite. The application also allows accessing the information of the National Simples and the location of a company on a map (geolocation).
Brazil - The Federal Revenue launches the RFB Management Center for strengthening decision making The Federal Revenue launched the RFB Management Center, as an initiative to strengthen decision making by managers of the institution, through a better use and analysis of the information. The RFB Management Center is a corporate site in which the information on the analysis of strategic, tactical or operational management will be disclosed. The Management Center will consist in a set of dashboards (panels and graphics) organized by work processes from the chain of values of Federal Revenue. These panels will be built according to the need of the various areas of the institution. This solution will allow a national and integrated vision of the various management instruments. In addition, the tool used to build the RFB Management Center panels will soon be available for the Federal Revenue’s servers to also establish panels of interests and specific targets for their units.
Bolivia - The SIN raised Bs 3,881 millions in January 2014, 5% more than in January 2013 The National Tax Service (SIN) achieved revenues of Bs 3,881 millions tax for January 2014, which represents an increase of 5 percent compared to a similar period in 2013, when tax revenues totaled Bs 3,690 million reported its Executive Chairman, Erik Ariñez Bazán. He explained that the absolute increase was 190.6 million Bs, where tax collection in the domestic market represented 59 percent, while the Direct Tax on Hydrocarbons (IDH) and the Special Tax on Hydrocarbons and Derivatives (IEHD) contributed to 41 percent of the total. Juana Patricia Jiménez Soto Correspondent
Costa Rica - Germany sign an agreement to avoid double taxation on income and capital Representatives from the Costa Rica and German governments signed an “Agreement to avoid double taxation on income and capital,” which aims to provide greater legal certainty for investors in making decisions related to their business by eliminating conflicts between both jurisdictions for double taxation situations. This agreement is the second of its kind signed by Costa Rica. The first was signed with Spain in 2004 and entered into force in 2011. The signing of agreements to avoid double taxation shows the country’s commitment with international standards on tax transparency and a progress in international taxation. Maribel Zúñiga Cambronero Correspondent
Guatemala - January 2014: New Record of electronic returns The percentage of returns filed electronically during the month of January 2014 has increased again:
Mario Rodolfo Riveiro Franco Correspondent
Peru - Tax revenue increased by 4.9% in January The Central Government Tax Revenues totaled S / .8702. Million in January, an amount equivalent to an increase of S /. 657 million compared to the same month in 2013 and an increase of 4.9% measured in real terms. This significant increase is mainly due to higher collection generated from non-primary sectors, the dynamism of the national GDP and domestic demand, as well as the direct management by the National Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT). Clara Urteaga Correspondent
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela - Confirms bilateral agreement on customs and tax cooperation with Argentina In order to strengthen economic and political relations with the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) member countries, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, through the National Integrated Customs and Tax Administration (SENIAT), signed a technical cooperation and exchange of customs and tax information agreement ... with the General Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP) of the Republic of Argentina. In this regard, the National Customs and Tax Superintendent JosĂŠ David Cabello Rondon and the Federal Public Revenue Manager, Ricardo Echegaray, met in the city of Buenos Aires, in order to sign this agreement which will allow deepening bilateral cooperation relations between Argentina and Venezuela, through Customs and Tax Administrations communication in both nations. Pablo Pinto ChĂĄvez Correspondent
IBFD News International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) Cooperation - CIAT - IBF
This section includes a selection of the IBFD news about aspects of tax policies and tax administration. This information is available on the CIAT website and in Fridays Tax News alert.
Training As part of our commitment to support the human talent development within the TAs, we have started the registration process for the courses that begin in the first half of 2014, please find here the general information for each of the available programs.
Post of the Month 27 February 2014
About CIAT, indeed Written by: Socorro VelĂĄzquez Recently, at the CIAT Executive Secretariat offices in Panama we had a working group meeting on the financial future of the CIAT organization. But this blog is not about that. Itâ€™s about the foundation of the organization.
New in the Web Bibliographic News February, 2014
This document provides for reference purposes, the most recent documents produced by CIAT and other editorials in the month of February; either articles or other periodic publications, research works and studies of interest.
Other Documents of interest “Fijación de Metas Inflacionarias y Estabilidad Económica:
Perspectiva desde el Mundo en Desarrollo” Inflation Targeting and Financial Stability A Perspective from the Developing World Agénor, Pierre-Richard; Pereira da Silva, Luiz A. Inter – American Development Bank 2014 This study discusses recent experiences with inflation targeting (IT), the challenges that it faces since the global financial crisis, and ways to address them. The discussion is conducted from the perspective of upper middle-income countries. As background for the analysis, the study first provides a review of financial systems in middle-income countries or MICS (with a focus on the role of bank credit), the extent to which exposure to capital flows affects economic stability in these countries, and the link between excessive credit growth and financial crises.
Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2014
This report is based on the OECD experience on structural reforms and economic performance to offer to public decision makers a number of specific recommendations that seek to boost growth....Go to document