Office of the IMF
Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Assistance Mission on Tax Administration
An IMF mission team led by Mr. Allan Jensen, Revenue Administration Advisor
at the IMFís Fiscal Affairs Department, worked in Chisinau during July 12-25.
The goal of the mission was to assist the Ministry of Finance in their
efforts to design a comprehensive strategy for the reform of the Moldovan tax
The mission met with the First Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of
Finance, the management and staff of the State Tax Inspectorate, as well as
private stakeholders, donors and technical assistance providers.
The mission was impressed by the determination of the authorities to
undertake a comprehensive tax administration reform.
Based on the missionís advise and the 100-page draft report that the mission
left with the authorities, the strategic reform plan will be adjusted to allow
for the modernization of tax administration in accordance with best
international practice. It is expected that the adjusted modernization plan will
be a good foundation for the implementation of targeted donor-funded programs.
The mission encourages the government to secure funding of the reform and
outside expertise to help with the implementation, as well as to share the
information in the missionís final report with relevant donors.
July 25, 2006