Government signs agreement to create academy that will investigate tax crimes

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The Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) signed an agreement today to establish an academy for the investigation of tax and financial crimes of the multilateral entity in Buenos Aires.

The signature was in charge of the federal administrator of Public Revenues, Leandro Cuccioli; the Minister of Finance, Nicolás Dujovne; the director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD, Pascal Saint-Amans, and the secretary general of the OECD, Angel Gurría.

The protocol was signed at the convention center where the meeting of finance ministers and presidents of the Central Bank of the G20 takes place.

The academy, the first in all of America, will offer intensive capacity building courses for tax crime investigators.

The agreement highlights that “installing an Academy headquarters based in AFIP, to train investigators in tax and financial crimes of public agencies throughout Latin America, represents a unique opportunity for Argentina to lead the fight against tax crimes and financial in the region. ”

The agreement will strengthen the ties of work with international organizations such as the OECD and public entities of Latin American countries.

The agreement will be implemented in 2019 with the delivery of two courses and in 2020 with four courses, since two specific courses will be incorporated on asset recovery and VAT fraud, for a total of 70 and 140 participants, respectively.

Cuccioli highlighted the importance of the use of big data systems and tools for the fight against tax evasion. On the other hand, he underlined the importance of the participation of professors and students from all over the continent to exchange knowledge and experiences.

Dujovne indicated that the initiative reinforces the total commitment of Argentina to fight against evasion and fraud, complementing other actions that have been taken in recent years, such as the signing of the agreement for the automatic exchange of financial information, sponsored by the OECD.