MIRA signed the second cooperation agreement with TIWB for targeted tax audit assistance

MIRA has signed a cooperation Agreement with Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) to launch a capacity building program for tax auditors. MIRA has been working closely with Tax Inspectors without Borders since the first program launched in 2018.

The current program focuses on capacity building for auditors on international taxation issues faced in auditing taxpayers in tourism and hospitality industry. The assistance program will be conducted both onsite and remotely for practical assistance as well as additional support through remote missions which will continue for a period of 2 years.

The TIWB programme launch was held today and participants from TIWB, UNDP and MIRA joined remotely in the event. During the program launch, the head of the TIWB Initiative, Ms Rusudan Kemularia highlighted the impact of first TIWB program conducted and stated that the new program launched today would compliment the work carried out in the previous program. UNDP representatives also highlighted the work they are doing to support countries in achieving SDG goals, and reiterated their support to Maldives to continue the TIWB programme.

The Commissioner General of Taxation, Mr. Fathuhulla Jameel highlighted that TIWB has been a partner for capacity development of MIRA staff since the first program launch in August 2018. He further highlighted that the first program has enabled auditors to gain in-depth knowledge in transfer pricing. He also thanked TIWB and UNDP for their guidance and support to MIRA in securing assistance through this initiative and welcomed the technical expert Mr. Colin Hutchins, to work with MIRA’s team.

Tax Inspectors without Borders (TIWB) is a joint initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to assist developing countries in revenue mobilization and building capacity in auditing compliance levels of Multinational Enterprises.  

More details on the TIWB initiative can be found at www.tiwb.org .

29 Jun 21