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Ombudsman: the Tax automation breaks the law – the tax director to Yle: Very big surprise

the Deputy ombudsman (AOA) Maija sakslin's according to the decision of the tax established practice to use the automation of tax decisions is illegal isn't it ”good governance”.

the tax administration director general Markku Heikura the wonders of decision.

Yes, this is quite a big surprise, he said to Yle.

Heikuran according to just the automation of the tax administration is able to reduce around 2 000 person-years. The same work of human power is not Heikuran according to more modern times book.

– This is saving significant costs and at the same time accelerated tax decisions.

the Tax sent by pre-filled tax returns further treatment is one of the ways in which automation is used. Taxation is made on the basis of automatically, if the pre-filled declaration is not needed to make a change.

the ombudsman to take the case of an individual taxpayer's appeal.

Return to the past?

AOA:no many ten-page decision made public probably tomorrow, Tuesday, but Heikura has received it in advance. He interprets the problem lies in the fact that the law is not mentioned in the automation decision based on.

according to him, the AOA's decision does not, however, necessarily mean that automation should be abandoned.

We must now analyze what this means in practice, but I'd probably understand that one solution would be, that the automatic mass data processing to be brought to legislation.

the Current legislation does not recognize the automatic mass processing of data.

Heikura keep almost impossible to the idea that automated tax handling would be banned. He stressed that this is not artificial intelligence.

We are used to automation, which settings, no algorithm effect, but it only fed a certain limit-values. This increases the taxpayer's consistent treatment.

the Wonder also raises the fact that tax policy is treated several times in other legislation in connection with “and never have had any complaints”. The first time it has been exhibited in 1992.

Maybe here I'll get to it, that decision must be made in the name of the person, Heikura's guess.

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