Digitalization of Tax Services: Ukraine Meets US Standards

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Ukraine’s State Tax Service is taking steps to improve compliance with tax laws and streamline tax payments through digitalization. In a recent meeting with the US Treasury Department’s Office of Technical Assistance, representatives from both parties discussed the benefits of implementing a tax compliance management strategy.

Cooperation with International Partners

Acting Deputy Head of the State Tax Service, Yevhen Sokur, emphasized the importance of international cooperation in implementing a successful compliance strategy. The aim is to minimize taxpayer violations of tax laws, increase tax discipline, and reduce common mistakes. By streamlining reporting and payments, compliance with tax laws will become easier for taxpayers. Sokur welcomed the assistance of US experts, who were willing to share their experience in tax compliance management. He also confirmed that the State Tax Service is willing to share its best practices in this area and receive expert recommendations to improve its tax administration.

Strategic Directions

The State Tax Service of Ukraine presented its strategic directions in compliance with tax laws, which included plans to introduce E-audit and E-excise, automate Big Data/transfer pricing risk analysis, improve the culture of voluntary declaration, implement CRS and automatic report exchange (CbC), create an interactive training base for taxpayers and tax officers, and modernize the STS Contact Center. These steps will increase the effectiveness and efficiency of tax administration, reduce tax evasion, and make tax compliance easier for taxpayers.

During the meeting, US experts expressed their readiness to provide further advisory assistance to the State Tax Service in the area of compliance risk management. The two parties agreed to hold a joint meeting soon to discuss the matter further.

Overall, by implementing a tax compliance management strategy and introducing innovative technologies, the State Tax Service hopes to increase tax discipline, reduce tax evasion, and make tax compliance easier for taxpayers. Both parties are keen to collaborate further.