Vietnam attends 50th SGATAR annual meeting

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Vietnam attends 50th SGATAR annual meeting
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NDO – A delegation of the Vietnam’s General Department of Taxation Director led by General Director Cao Anh Tuan attended the 50th Study Group of the Asian Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR) Annual Meeting on November 16-17.

The event, hosted by the National Tax Agency, Japan in virtual format, attracted the participation of tax authorities leaders of SGATAR members from 17 countries and territories, including Australia, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, and Papua New Guinea, among others.

It was also attended by representatives from international organisations including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), as well as the World Bank.

Delegates at the two-day event focussed their discussions on major topics including digitisation in tax administration and bilateral assistance in tax collection. They also got updated on tax policy and administration in SGATAR member countries and territories.

SGATAR was established in 1970 as an annual forum for tax administrators to enhance cooperation, improve administration and discuss issues related to tax administration.

SGATAR’s activities have centred on aiding administrative reform through the sharing of information and insights in regard to specific tax issues. More broadly, it has sought to facilitate the alignment of various tax systems in the Asia-Pacific region in order to foster a tax regime favourable to the smooth development of trade and investment.