4th International Tax Forum Report June 2009

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Drivers for change, need for change, momentum for change.

Participants at the 2009 International Tax Forum, held in Les Fontaines, France in June, described their individual perspectives of current taxation and how they saw the tax agencies’ business processes being organized in the 21st century. While each delegate faced challenges specific to their own situation (countries), there were a number of similar trends and common major challenges that all needed to face.

These included the need to:
-    Improve compliance by closing the tax gap
-    Prevent the tax gap from growing during the economic downturn
-    Deal with complex ICT systems, or the legacy problem
-    Promote organizational and even cultural change