This is the sixth Tax Inspectors Without Borders programme which India has supported

The Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme was launched in Seychelles with Indian support on Monday.

It is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

India is the Partner Administration and has provided Tax Expert for this programme.

This programme is the sixth TIWB programme which India has supported by providing Tax Expert, the Ministry of Finance said.

This programme is expected to be of 12 months duration.

During this period India, in collaboration with the TIWB Secretariat and support of the UNDP Country Office in Mauritius and Seychelles, aims to aid Seychelles in strengthening its tax administration by transferring technical know-how and skills to its tax auditors through sharing of best audit practices.

The focus of the programme will be on Transfer Pricing cases of tourism and financial services sectors, the finance ministry said.

Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) JB Mohapatra attended the launch through videoconferencing along with Secretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning & Trade of the Government of Seychelles Patrick Payet.

Veronique Herminie, Commissioner General of Seychelles Revenue Commission; Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development Division of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD; Rusudan Kemularia, Head of the TIWB Secretariat; and other senior officers of Seychelles, UNDP, OECD, TIWB Secretariat and Foreign Tax & Tax Research Division of CBDT were also present.