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What are the challenges and opportunities brought by new technology and digitalisation to tax administrations? Is the tax administration of the future more a service provider than a tax collector? What changes is the trend toward digitalisation triggering in tax authorities? Those are among the questions that our plenary speaker will address at Vertex Exchange 2018. Register now to join the discussion.

Plenary Session | Wednesday 18 April

Miguel Silva Pinto, Executive Secretary of the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA)
Leading Tax Forward Together

Get an insider’s look at the major digital trends affecting taxpayers, like data flows, real-time payment requirements, online accounts, online cash registers, cargo control systems, e-invoicing and pre-filled tax returns. Miguel will discuss new initiatives and mechanisms used by tax authorities and share best practices. To show how these initiatives and practices are being shared across the region, Miguel will also describe how IOTA is supporting their members in facing the digital age. In addition to Miguel’s address, you will also hear from David DeStefano, Vertex President and CEO.

Miguel Silva Pinto is the IOTA Executive Secretary since October 2016. He is responsible for managing the IOTA Secretariat headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. Prior to this, Miguel held the position of Deputy Director General responsible for VAT legislation in the Portuguese Tax and Customs Administration where he was a member of the Executive Board of his administration, participating in the decision-making process during the tax and administrative reform years. He also worked as Tax Attaché in the Portuguese Permanent Representation close to the EU, representing his country in countless meetings both in the Council and European Commission, supporting diplomats and members of the government in Coreper and Ecofin. For almost 10 years, Miguel was Principal Administrator in DG Taxud/European Commission, where he was responsible for the unit in charge of VAT policy.