Designing Tax Policy - Cooperation Between Tax Administrations and Ministries of Finance

Jan 16 – 27, 2023 Online course No Fee

About this learning event

In the current, complex situation of post-pandemic challenges, political instabilities, high-interest rates, and an energy crisis, tax administration, and ministries of finance need to develop their ability to change.  The changes have brought unique challenges to tax administration and ministries of finance, e.g., to ensure the continuity of critical activities and the safety of staff and customers.

The event will highlight the importance of effective cooperation between the ministry of finance and tax administration.  

During live webinars participants will:

  • Discuss required organizational characteristics (including communication), allowing resources, data, and staffing to adapt.
  • How tax administrations should perform this task and identify the right performance indicators. Moreover, they will discuss the importance of cross-departmental analysis and its influence on the performance of tax administration.
  • Outline the most important features of adaptable organizations, which lead to fast and flexible decision-making and coordinated cooperation between tax administration and the ministry of finance. 
  • Debate how the international organizations (IMF, World Bank, UNDP, etc) can influence the cooperation between the ministry of finance and tax administration in the respective country. 
  • Discuss the procedure in which the ministry of finance and the tax administration estimate the effects and possible risks of tax policy in practice:

                                   —  collaboration and exchange of insight are needed already in the early phases.

                                   —   how to improve on picking up the signals during the policy implementation. 

Two webinars will be delivered from 10:00 to 11:30 CET on:

  • January 17, 2023
  • January 26, 2023


Between the two webinars, the participants will work on a practical assignment.

Who should attend

We encourage heads of departments of tax administrations and ministries of finance to apply and join us at this event.


  • Rosalinde van Putt, Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands
  • Marjan Mihajlovski, Head of Sector for International Cooperation, Public Revenue Office, North Macedonia


This learning initiative was supported by:

Ministry of Finance, the Netherlands Ministry of Finance, Slovenia UJP GOV MK