By: Guillermo Aguayo, Calafia Franco Jaramillo and Ricardo Mendoza.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has published the latest edition of its Tax Administration Report.

According to the OECD, this series of Reports aims to provide information that will facilitate dialogue among tax officials on important  tax administration issues.  It also identifies opportunities for revenue bodies to improve the design and administration of their respective tax systems.

Additionally, the Report intends to inform and inspire tax administrations as they consider their future operations and provides information on global tax administration trends and performance for stakeholders and policy makers.

In general terms, the Report exhorts the tax administrations to invest in leading-edge information technologies which will strengthen their operational capabilities, including their agility in providing new services more frequently and adopting new technologies earlier to help make the process of meeting tax obligations easier for taxpayers.

For this Report, the OECD collected data throughout fiscal years 2020 and 2021 In general, this publication shows how figures of the tax administrations ended in fiscal year 2020. It contains,data from OECD members as well as non-OECD countries.

The insight provided by the Report mainly focuses on the following key issues from the tax administrations, which, it advises, should be:

  • Enhancing their technological capabilities to deliver new ways of serving their taxpayers
  • Becoming more collaborative and integrated with wider government
  • Building their skills in Artificial Intelligence and embedding it into their working practices
  • Creating new compliance management techniques and
  • Enhancing their collection capabilities.

Mexico is specifically discussed in the Report in Chapter 9, “Budget and workforce,” when referring to the Age profiles of tax administration staff.

In this section, the statistics show that, regarding tax administrations in the Americas and, thereof, the Mexican tax administration, most tax administration staff are 45-54 years of age. This is radically different from the Middle East and Africa region, where the largest portion of the tax administration staff 25-34 years of age.

See the report here.