La FIIAPP, junto al CIAT y la Agencia Tributaria española, han coordinado el intercambio de tecnologías de control fiscal entre la Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos de Argentina y sus homólogas de nueve países de América LatinaTogether with the CIAT and the Spanish Tax Administration, the FIIAPP has coordinated the exchange of tax control technology between the Federal Public Income Administration of Argentina and its counterparts in nine Latin American countries.
A South-South exchange meeting about mass surveillance was held in Buenos Aires, primarily based on the many years’ experience of the Federal Public Income Administration (AFIP) of Argentina. The tools analysed at this meeting support the investigation and detection of tax fraud, as well as the definition of strategic lines to combat and prevent tax fraud. This activity was attended by civil servants of the Inter-American Tax Administration Centre (CIAT) and the tax administrations of Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Peru, and Uruguay, who actively participated in the discussions and presented their experiences with different aspects of the programme.
In general, the participants were interested in information technology applied to mass surveillance, which seeks to scrutinize taxpayers’ income tax returns, using information exchange and data verification in order to detect and correct the most frequent non-compliance with tax obligations.
Exchange visits, meetings, technical assistance and studies were proposed for the work modalities dealing with the issues in the EUROsociAL II framework. Regarding future activities, the participants discussed adopting a focus that adapts to specific mass taxpayer surveillance processes, thereby maintaining a vision that meets both general and specific needs.
The exchange visit was held in response to the beneficiary countries’ requests that were presented to the EUROsociAL Programme within the framework of the Department of Public Finances’ “Voluntary Compliance with Tax Obligations” project.This activity is coordinated by the FIIAPP in conjunction with the following operational partners: the Spanish State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT), the Spanish Institute of Fiscal Studies (IEF) and the CIAT.
The CIAT and the EUROsociAL Programme partners are now responsible for supervising the progress, requests and interests presented by the Programme’s beneficiary tax administrations, in order to make progress with new activities supporting voluntary compliance.