Meeting the Challenges of Big Tax Data and Analytics

May 14 – 16, 2019 Ljubljana, Slovenia No Fee
Apr 23, 2019

This initiative will address the impact of technological trends, particularly the use of big data and analytics. Today big data is helping to shape tax systems, making processes more streamlined and transparent. But transforming tax administrations into a data-intelligent organisation, based on operational excellence and technical transformation, could be challenging and demanding process. In this respect the main objective of the event will be discussing big data issues that are the most important on a way to achieving increased taxpayers’ satisfaction, empowered tax officials, optimized operations, and modernized services.

How will you benefit

By the end of the workshop you will be able:

  • Understand the importance of data quality
  • Carefully select relevant IT products to support tax administration digital transformation
  • Describe how to measure impact of technical and operational transformation
  • Take into account regional experiences as sharing knowledge and learning from each other is important learning objective.

What will you learn

By completing the learning initiative you will improve your capacities in the following areas:

  • Security issue and optimizing risks
  • Predictive analytics in tax collection and compliance enforcement
  • Big data sharing and tax reform
  • Lessons learnt when using big data for the introduction of the progressive personal income tax (North Macedonia)
  • Exchanging experiences in this area

Participants will be actively engaged in discussions and group exercises, and encouraged to share their experiences and country practices.

Who should attend

The workshop is created for mid-to-senior level tax officials and finance officials from tax policy and operation departments.

No fee will be charged for officials working in the public sector. Travel and accommodation costs for up to two participants from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to three), Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Romania and Ukraine will be covered by the Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands. Applications of additional self-funded candidates from the SEE region (and beyond) will be considered, as far as space permits. Meals and refreshments will be provided during the event.


Hans van Deuren, Senior  Consultant at PBLQ HEC 

Anders Berset, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Tax Administration

Anders  is a senior advisor and analyst at the Norwegian tax administration, he has been working in the tax administration for 11 years. He has a lot of experience as ananalyst, project manager and interim manager. He is specilalised in predictive modelling and data science. Anders is involved in Big data projects in the Norwegian tax administration and with centre for research-based innovation.

Øystein Olsen, Norwegian Tax Administration

Branimir Jovanović, Special Advisor to the Minister for Tax and Customs issues, Ministry of Finance, North Macedonia

Branimir Jovanovic is currently an adviser to the Minister of Finance of the Republic of North Macedonia, responsible mainly for government revenues, tax policy and coordination of the tax institutions. He was responsible for the introduction of the progressive tax in Macedonia in 2018.He is also a researcher and professor at the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Skopje, where he teaches several graduate-level courses.He has a PhD from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, and has worked as a researcher at the University of Turin and the National Bank of the Republic of Macedonia. 


This learning initiative was supported by:

Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands Ministry of Finance Slovenia Slovenia's Development Cooperation