Four civil servants from the Mexican Tax Administration Service took part in an exchange visit organised by the AEAT with the support of the FIIAPP
The Spanish State Tax Administration Agency (AEAT) showed its Mexican counterparts how its tax collection and management mechanisms work. The activity, coordinated by the Tax Agency’s International Relations Unit, took place in Madrid and it enabled experiences to be exchanged between the two tax administrations.
The programme included aspects related to the simplification of tax administration in order to facilitate the fulfilment of taxpayers’ obligations, which includes the systemisation and streamlining of procedures and consultancy, voluntary compliance and improvement of the information services, as well as the tax assistance services. The visitors were also shown the control and verification mechanisms and the tools for communication with citizens, as well as the processes for access to and promotion of the human resources available to the AEAT.
The Mexican Tax Administration Service recently joined this EUROsociAL programme initiative, in a bid to improve tax administration, foment equitable compliance in the payment of taxes and reduce tax evasion. This forms part of the Public Finances Policy for Competitiveness, established in the Mexican National Development Plan 2013–2018, which establishes strategies which have a correlation with and an impact on the voluntary fulfilment of tax obligations.
The Spanish Tax Agency, along with the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations and the Spanish Institute for Fiscal Studies and with the technical coordination of the FIIAPP, leads the extensive plan of activities for 2013 within the framework of the EUROsociAL II Action entitled “Promotion of the Voluntary Fulfilment of Tax Obligations” in which this activity is encompassed.