These days, there has been a lot of talk these days about the controversy that has arisen around YouTubers and their decision to change residence in Andorra in order to get greater tax benefits without having to do quotes in Europe.
Already in the article What does Andorra have that attracts Spanish YouTubers? We write at length about the moral and ethical debate that arose, and how the controversy continued to elicit all kinds of backlash on social media like Twitter.
Beyond all of this, it seems the most sensible thing to do is let everyone do their job well. That YouTubers, athletes or developers who have decided to change their tax residence, comply with the law. And secondly, that the Treasury provides the means to enforce the laws.
The Tax Agency has two main functions: To facilitate the payment of taxes and to fight against tax fraud. Following the latest trend of residence changes for wealthy taxpayers, the Agency announced the new Annual tax and customs control plan 2021.
A lot has changed the body in recent years, with technological advancements of all kinds. But without a doubt, the biggest innovations implemented in its digital transformation process seem to be associated with Big Data, with the adoption of
advanced analysis and artificial intelligence.
Alfonso Castro, IT director of the Tax Agency, revealed months ago on publication Computer world, that “the entity has been using artificial intelligence internally for some time, which has been extended to the fight against fraud and to the VAT declaration project”.
The Tax Agency, in collaboration with technological partners such as IBM, has developed specific IT tools which, based on advanced computer processing, make it possible to determine the wealth of citizens, their income, as well as the evolution of the situation. economy of each.
IBM’s Watson technology is a prime example. It has been used in tasks such as assisting the taxpayer through interaction with robots around the clock, and is now expanding to other key areas of tax administration control.
With the use of Big Data, the Tributary Agency has greater control over when a person changes residence and place of establishment, the origin of payments made with the cards, as well as the movements and aspects that are shared in social media profiles.
The fight against tax evasion of the AEAT comes from afar and even more from great estates, but perhaps the latest movements of great fortunes like the Youtubers collective have put all these great estates in the spotlight.
The Tax Agency has proposed to enforce the law with all its weapons and the efficiency that Big Data brings in the processing of data seems to have become one of its best allies.