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Tax Administration in Digitalized Society

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1. Introduction
On May 24, 2019, the “Partial amendment of the bill concerning the improvement of user convenience in government administration through the promotion of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and simplification and efficiency of government management by the use of ICT, (called, the Digital First Bill)” has passed the Diet, which in principle totalized electronic applications of administrative procedures. In this News, we will discuss the contents of the Digital First Bill and the simplification of tax administrations in a digital society.

2. Digital First Bill
The objective of the Digital First Bill is to improve administrative services, simplify and enhance administrative management by promoting ICT. The basic rules for digitalization in the bill are stipulated as follows:
① Digital First : Complete each administrative service and procedure thoroughly by digitalization
② Once Only : No need to submit same types of forms several times for different applications
③ Connected One-stop : Promote one-stop services or procedures in cooperation with the private sector

3. Initiatives by National Tax Agency 
The National Tax Agency (NTA) released the “Future Vision of Tax Administration – Achieving a Smart Tax System –” in June of 2017, and the “Recent Status of Ongoing Efforts for Future Vision of Tax Administration” in June of 2019, both of which visualize the NTA’s image of ten years later.
“A Smart Tax System” is aimed at “heightened taxpayer convenience” and “efficiency and sophistication of taxation and collection procedures” by optimizing ICT. 
In order to achieve “A Smart Tax System,” the two main concepts are shown as follows:
Smart and Swift
・ Digitalization of tax administration
・ Efficiency and sophistication of tax consultation
・ Making smart of counter service at tax office

・ Sophistication of tax investigation
・ Efficiency and sophistication of collection

4. Conclusion
In this News, we have mentioned “Tax Administration in Digitalized Society.”
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(Reference / in Japanese)
National Tax Agency
・ Future Vision of Tax Administration – Achieving a Smart Tax System
(Accessed on November 29, 2019)

・ Recent Status of Ongoing Efforts for Future Vision of Tax Administration
(Accessed on November 29, 2019)