Public Finance for Development Program in North Macedonia
North Macedonia had been added among the project countries in 2018. The decision of the Project Board to support activities in the country followed the request for technical assistance by the Ministry of Finance of North Macedonia. The demand has been centred on transfer pricing and exchange of information for tax purposes.
The technical assistance programme that has been set up is fully aligned with the measures and activities of the 2018-2020 PFM Reform Programme, and the Ministry of Finance of North Macedonia’s long-term vision regarding public finance management. The action focuses on reinforcing the capacities of the Ministry of Finance and the Public Revenue Office regarding the introduction of an international taxation process, and strengthening the tax administration capacities of the local self-government units in the country.
The cooperation is based on three main components:
- Guidance on Transfer Pricing
- Exchange of Information for Tax Purpose Component
- Improvement of administration property taxes
The activities include expert missions in North Macedonia, desk reviews and consultations, study visits in Slovakia, and design of Guidelines by the national consultants.