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Meeting with the IMF mission on the progress made and the reforms undertaken by the Tax Administration

Meeting with the IMF mission on the progress made and the reforms undertaken by the Tax Administration

Deputy General Director of Taxation Xhavit Çurri hosted in a meeting the International Monetary Fund assistance mission that is staying in Tirana. The IMF mission headed by Mr. Steve Vesperman, Technical Assistance Advisor, is comprised of Allan Jensen IMF expert for the South East Europe region, as well as other external experts Mr. Michael O’Grady, Mr. Paul Duffus and Mrs. Telita Snyckers-Norgaard.

In his speech, Steve Vesperman expressed his satisfaction for the current cooperation that the IMF had with the General Directorate of Taxation and the efforts being made to achieve a better fiscal performance.

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During the stay, the IMF mission will stop at some important issues, such as: 

  • Implement recommendations issued by previous IMF missions;
  • The progress of the reforms undertaken by the GDT;
  • Review of the progress made with regard to the GDT 2017-2021 Strategic Plan and relevant operational plans;

The IMF High Representative, Vesperman expressed his full support and the team that leads to assist the Tax Administration.

Deputy General Director of Taxation Chur also expressed gratitude for fruitful cooperation with the IMF in order to make the Tax Administration more efficient and reformative. Mr. Curri emphasized that fiscal performance has been positive this year and that is the expectation for the remainder of it.

The IMF mission will stay in Tirana until December 3, 2018. During this period, meetings are held on various issues with the respective directorates in the GDT.

News Source: GDT

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