World Bank mission completes assessment of tax administration in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Uzdaily.com) - A World Bank mission headed by Raul Felix Junker-Varela is on a working visit to the State Tax Committee of Uzbekistan.
Yesterday, the final meeting of the management of the Committee with experts from the World Bank took place, dedicated to the results of the tax administration assessment, which they carried out for almost two weeks together with the staff of the relevant divisions of the State Tax Committee.
To accomplish the tasks, the mission was divided into three groups. The first was directly involved in assessing tax administration, the second in assessing ICT, automating tax systems and ICT needs, the third group carried out work on the mapping and reengineering of the process.
During the meeting, the WB experts presented a presentation on the preliminary results of the work. Also, foreign experts noted that the STC has many strengths and advantages, in particular, the electronic system has been established at a high level. However, there are moments that still need to be worked on. This is an improvement of risk criteria, forecasting capabilities, information gathering and feedback mechanism. A mechanism of structured model procedures for identifying and recording participants in the shadow economy should also be introduced.
The head of the World Bank mission said that the final report would be ready by the end of the second decade of May.
The management of the State Tax Committee expressed gratitude for the work done and readiness to continue further cooperation.