The improvement of human resources will be a priority of the Azerbaijani tax system in 2017, Azerbaijani Minister of Taxes Fazil Mammadov said in the article published on the website of the Intra-European Organization of Tax Administrations (IOTA).
“Currently, introduction of a knowledge management in various areas of tax administration by using the latest achievements of information and communication technologies is essential in terms of effectiveness of the tax system in any country” the minister said. “Knowledge management generates new opportunities for assessing and managing the risks threatening the taxpayers and tax authorities.”
“As a result of introduction of innovations and IT based knowledge management, intellectual and technological capital of agency goes up,” he added. “Therefore, compliance with tax obligations becomes more affordable.”
Mammadov added that with the goal of HR capital investment and further capacity building, Twining project on "Support to Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the field of investing in HR capital” in the framework of Neighbourhood Policy of the European Union has been successfully fulfilled.
“With our Spanish and French colleagues, we have organized forward-looking manager groups who play an important role in realization of the new tax policy,” he added.
He added that certification programs further improve qualification of tax officers, with programs consisting of training sessions and tests for obtaining certificates that serve as an incentive for continuous improvement of tax officials’ skills and knowledge.
“Additionally, I would like to touch upon our relations with IOTA,” the minister added. “At the moment, we learn the best practices of member countries’ tax administrations and their application for training purposes, as well as e-learning processes.”
“Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan that has set a goal of studying the practice of developed countries and using the latest innovations in the field of e-learning, places enormous emphasis on existing productive and constructive cooperation with IOTA,” he said.