Nagpur: National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) is organizing a 3-day International Seminar themed “Modern Techniques of Investigation and Intelligence Gathering” from August 22 to 24, 2017. Rang Nath Jha, Principal Director General, NADT will address the inaugural session of the Seminar to be held at NADT at 10 am on August 22 (Tuesday).
National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur, is the premier institute for conducting training of IRS officers of the Income Tax Department. In addition, it also conducts in-service courses for the Departmental officers as well as for the officials of other Government departments and international courses.
The Seminar is being conducted in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), London. The 46-member CATA helps capacity building in its member countries through knowledge sharing and related programs to develop effective and efficient tax administrations that promote economic development and good governance. The Seminar would witness participation of over 30 delegates coming from 15 different Commonwealth countries across the globe.
Tax officials are constantly being called upon to be leaders in tackling tax and related financial crimes that constantly pose a serious threat not only to the security of a nation but also the economic well being of its citizens. While a lot of attention has been directed towards training tax auditors, it is increasingly been recognized that investigation and intelligence gathering require specific and additional skill sets and competencies, not to mention the institutional framework necessary for a robust intelligence gathering function. This Seminar provides an opportunity to share experiences on the challenges faced in the respective tax administrations of the participating countries and provides a forum to discuss and exchange ideas as to how such challenges may be mitigated. Apart from sharing insights on technical inputs like challenges faced in Intelligence gathering, specific sectors have also been identified for in-depth discussion.
The advent of digital age has opened up many opportunities for industries and businesses on one hand while on the other hand have thrown up myriad challenges in the field of taxation. The Seminar includes sessions on Digital Forensics and Financial investigation in accounting data wherein the experts would share the latest techniques and methodologies in countering the menace of tax avoidance and tax evasion being faced as side effects heralded by the digital age. The Seminar will also provide a forum for sharing of country experiences and best practices by the delegates for the mutual benefit of all participants. The delegates will also visit Sewagram, Wardha during the course of the Seminar.