25 January 2013

Tunisia: IMF Delegation On Visit to Nation

Tunis — A delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is paying a two-week visit to Tunisia to monitor the assistance and partnership programme between Tunisia and the financial institution in the field of tax management, The Finance Ministry said in a statement.

The IMF delegation will hold talks and meetings with officials of Tunisian tax and financial directorates, namely the General Directorate of Customs, the General Directorate of Taxes and the General Directorate of Public Accountancy and Recovery.

A report will be prepared by the IMF delegation members at the end of their visit and the financial institution and could be draw on by the Tunisian Tax Directorate in its fiscal reform process.

The IMF delegation had already met with Secretary of State of Finance Slim Besbes. The meeting discussed areas of co-operation between Tunisia and the IMF, particularly modernisation of the tax administration and improvement of services provided to taxpayers.

The IMF experts recommended, in this context, taking better advantage of the modern computer system available to the tax directorate so as to fight tax evasion and achieve the fairness required in this area.

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