On June 23, 2021, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme, a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), virtually launched in Bhutan in partnership with India where the latter acts as its Partner Jurisdiction. As a result, India will provide its Tax Experts to the programme.
- Duration of programme: 24 months
- Focus of programme: International Taxation and Transfer Pricing
Role of India in TIWB programme:
India will lend its support for strengthening the tax administration of Bhutan by sharing technical know-how and skills with its tax auditors. This will be done in collaboration with the UNDP and the TIWB Secretariat.
Launched in July 2015, it focuses on strengthening the developing countries’ auditing capacity and multinationals’ compliance worldwide. Ms. Rusudan Kemularia is the head of TIWB Secretariat which is located in Paris, France
Participants at Virtual Launch:
Jagannath Bidyadhar Mohapatra, Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), and Nipud Gyeltshen, the Officiating Director General, Department of Revenue & Customs, Bhutan along with Rusudan Kemularia, and other senior officers from participating organizations.
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About United Nations Development Programme (UNDP):
Administrator– Achim Steiner
Headquarter– New York, United States of America (USA)
About Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD):
Secretary-General– Mathias Hubert Paul Cormann
Headquarter– Paris, France