Monday 19 April 2021 - 6:12:56 am

Federal Tax Authority showcases 3 key initiatives in 'UAE Innovation Week'


ABU DHABI, 1st March, 2021 (WAM) -- The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) is taking part in the UAE’s Innovation Week, which was launched last week, under the slogan ‘UAE Innovates 2021’, with the aim of enhancing an innovation culture and encouraging community participation in designing and developing future experiences and initiatives.

Khalid Al Bustani, Director-General of the FTA, said that the authority’s participation in UAE Innovation Week is in line with its strategy to encourage innovation, development, and to contribute to the UAE’s efforts to strengthen the national strategy for innovation and digital transformation, to continuously develop government services.

The FTA’s three initiatives included the ‘Tax Innovation Lab’ initiative, which involves holding remote brainstorming meetings on various critical topics that promote innovative ideas; the ‘Monitoring Tax Innovations’, which highlighted the most remarkable innovative achievements in the tax field; and a series of online comprehensive talks, comprised of virtual dialogue sessions on innovation management, research and development and future trends in the field.

Al Bustani emphasised that this contribution reflects the FTA’s understanding of customer needs and its efforts to meet their expectations and keep them happy.

He stated that the authority is committed to promoting a culture of innovation among its employees by implementing various programmes that provide an innovation-encouraging work environment. These activities have the objective of improving services, developing tax systems, and establishing future plans that correspond to local, regional and global developments, in line with the leadership directives and the pillars of the UAE Centennial 2071.

"The FTA has launched several innovative programmes and applications and is working to launch more smart services, as information technology plays a prominent role in providing a suitable environment for digital transformation and ensuring information security and confidentiality," he concluded.

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