Mongolian Tax Administration’s representatives participated an annual 47th SGATAR meeting in the Republic of the Philippines.

        Study Group on Asian Taxation Administration and Research /SGATAR/ is an organization with 17 members from the Asia-Pacific Region with purpose of providing a forum for revenue authorities to improve the administration of revenue collection and sharing of experiences among such registered members as Australia, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

        The General Department of Taxation started to participate in the SGATAR meetings as an observer from 2008 within the framework to develop cooperation with tax authorities of foreign countries and international organizations and obtain assistance from them. It joined as a member from the 40th meeting in 2010 and is now regularly involving its activities. The SGATAR organizes joint meetings and seminars yearly to discuss three (3) main issues that are critical to the tax authorities of the member countries through the meetings and workshops upon presentation by a member country.

        Annual SGATAR’s 47th meeting was held in the Republic of the Philippines on November 27, 2017 and 7-member team representing the Mongolian tax administration attended the event.

The meeting exchanged information and shared experiences on three (3) topics:

1.      Identifying and addressing issues on Transactions involving Intangibles

2.       Information management and  utilization

3.       Human resources in tax administration

During the meetings and workshops, representatives from the Mongolian Tax Administration team held official and informal meetings with representatives from Japan, China, Malaysia, Australia and Korea, as well as delegates from the Asian Development Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.