Joint Initiative launched by Bhutan TIWB in collaboration with India

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New Delhi: On Wednesday, Bhutan launched a joint initiative, Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and has selected India as the Partner Jurisdiction and has provided the Tax Expert for this programme.

In collaboration with UNDP and TIWB, India aims to strengthen the tax administration of Bhutan by training the tax auditors technically with best audit practice skills, and the programme focus area will be Taxation and Transfer Pricing during the two years tenure.

Shri J.B. Mohapatra, Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) attended the launch through video conference along with Mr. Nipud Gyeltshen, the Officiating Director-General, Department of Revenue & Customs, Bhutan; Ms. Rusudan Kemularia, Head of the TIWB Secretariat; and other senior officers from Bhutan, UNDP, OECD, TIWB Secretariat, and Foreign Tax & Tax Research Division of CBDT.
This programme is another milestone in the continued cooperation between India and Bhutan and India’s continued and active support for South-South cooperation.