The digitization of ANAF is a recurring theme on the public agenda and we must deliver in the shortest time to taxpayers in Romania a modern tax administration without a track record, said the Minister of Finance, Marcel Boloş.
“The digitization of ANAF is a recurring theme on the public agenda and it’s no wonder.”
The Minister of Finance met on Tuesday with Bogdan-Gruia Ivan, the Minister of Research, Innovation and Digitization, and Dragoş Vlad, the president of the Authority for Digitization of Romania, to establish a roadmap for the digital leap towards a more efficient tax administration system, reports Agerpres.
“The digitization of ANAF is a recurring theme on the public agenda and it’s not surprising, given the impact it comes with. However, we must not overlook the pluses, because significant steps have been taken in this direction. I give you an example of advances in automated electronic reporting, such as SAF-T, RO e-Transport and RO e-Invoice, to allow access to significant volumes of data on transactions in the economy.
Furthermore, we must deliver in the shortest possible time to Romanian taxpayers a modern tax administration without a track record. Regarding the Virtual Private Space, I know the problems that users encounter. What I can assure you is that following our discussion today, I agreed with the Minister of Digitization that the experts of the Task Force that we built last year will support the CNIF experts in solving the problems”, emphasized Marcel Boloş, according to a press release from the Ministry of Finance.
Among the pillars that the MF and MCID will follow in the ANAF digitization process are the modernization of service provision, the improvement of fiscal compliance and the strengthening of cyber security.
“The main objective in the digitalization of the National Fiscal Administration Agency is to modernize the provision of services, making them more accessible, more efficient and easier to use. There is a need for intuitive online platforms and mobile applications that ensure a simplified relationship between ANAF and taxpayers. Through these digital channels, taxpayers will have real-time access to personalized tax information, the elimination of papers, queues at the counter and excessive bureaucracy”, the Ministry of Finance press release states.
According to the institution, digitization offers the opportunity to increase compliance and transparency within the tax administration system. Advanced technologies will be implemented, such as a Big Data platform and the use of artificial intelligence to detect and prevent tax evasion.
By integrating data from various sources, including financial institutions and third-party platforms, potential risks can be identified, thus ensuring a fair and efficient tax administration. In addition, digital platforms will provide taxpayers with clear and transparent information on their rights, obligations and the reasoning behind tax assessments to foster trust and voluntary compliance.
“Data analysis capabilities will be established within the National Fiscal Administration Agency to obtain valuable information about taxpayers’ behavior, economic trends and revenue flows. Automation will play a crucial role in the optimization of routine processes, freeing up human resources for more complex and value-added tasks,” the statement added.
Also, cyber security is a process that requires continuous monitoring and auditing of systems and networks.
“Investments in advanced threat detection systems are needed to protect the digital infrastructure. Regular audits, training programs and collaborations with cyber security experts will permanently ensure the confidentiality of taxpayers’ data”, the statement reads.
Editor : M.B.