The high-level video conference on Capacity Building of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) was held April 15.
Wang Jun, the head of the State Taxation Administration (STA), was invited to attend and delivered a keynote speech. He introduced China’s progress in advancing the digital transformation of tax collection and management, shared China’s practical experience in advancing the construction and application of taxation big data. Wang Jun made three suggestions for countries to work closely on promoting the digitalization of tax collection and management. The first is to comprehensively evaluate the development of taxation digitalization in various countries, and to help tax authorities in developing countries to improve their digitalization level. The second is that the OECD and other countries will further integrate resources to enhance e-training in the field of tax collection and management providing developing countries with more training opportunities. The third is to deepen the role of multilateral taxation platforms such as the Belt and Road Initiative Tax Administration Cooperation Mechanism (BRITACʘM) to better share experience and information, to promote the digital level of tax collection and management in various countries.
Wang Jun stated that China attaches great importance to digital development and promotes “Digital China” as a national strategy. In recent years, China’s tax authorities have unswervingly followed the way of taxation through science and technology and continued in promoting the acceleration of the integration of modern information technology such as big data with taxation services, taking data as an essential factor of production, and deepening the construction and application of taxation big data.
The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) is a high-level tax forum initiated by the OECD in July 2002. Till now, more than 50 countries and regions including OECD and G20 members have participated in the FTA. The heads and representatives from 12 member countries tax bureaus including China participated in the forum.
The Chief Economist Wang Daoshu and Chief Auditor Rao Lixin of the State Taxation Administration attended the meeting.