Moldova & IMF IMF Activities Publications Press Releases

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Office of the IMF Resident Representative
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova


IMF Technical Assistance Mission on Tax Administration Concluded Its Work on September 26

An IMF mission team headed by Mr. Allan Jensen, Revenue Administration Advisor at the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department worked in Chisinau during September 13-26.

The goal of the mission was to assist the Moldovan authorities in their efforts ensure fiscal compliance. In this context, the mission discussed options for strengthening audit and debt collection, reorganizing the headquarters and the local structures of the State Tax Service (STS), the need to urgently upgrade the STS’ IT system. The mission stressed upon consolidation of all tax assessing and collecting activities in one agency.

The mission met with the First Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, the management and staff of the STS and of the Center for Combating Economic Crimes and Corruption, as well as members of the donor community.

The mission appreciates highly the authorities’ determination to implement a complex tax administration reform and encourages the Government to ensure necessary funding and professional external consultancy to contribute to the implementation of the tax administration reform, as well as to disseminate to relevant donors the information in the final mission report.

September 27, 2007