Fernando Barraza

Fernando Barraza

Consultant for the IDB and CIAT, member of the IMF Expert Committee and advisor to tax administrations, companies and institutions in strategies and innovation processes with information technologies.

National Director of the Internal Revenue Service (SII) of Chile, 2015-2022. He led the implementation of two tax reforms, the new Tax Compliance Management Model, based on Risk Management, and Taxpayer Attention and Assistance, based on User Experience, and innovations such as VAT for Digital Services, Electronic Sales Vouchers, Tax Traceability, and VAT Return Proposals. Member of the Bureau of the Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), 2017-2022 and Deputy Director of Information Technology (CIO) of the SII, 1999-2009.

Co-author of “Digital Transformation in the Tax Administrations of Latin America”, IDB 2021; co-author of “ICT as a Strategic Tool to leapfrog the Efficiency of Tax Administrations”, CIAT and Bill & Melinda Gates 2020; co-author of “Non-Compliance Risk Management Manual for Tax Administrations”, CIAT/SII/IMF 2020; co-author of “The Electronic Invoice in Latin America”, IDB/CIAT 2018; among other publications.

Mr. Barraza is a Civil Industrial Engineer and Computer Engineer from the University of Santiago de Chile, master’s in international Tax Administration from the Institute of Fiscal Studies of Spain, Diploma from ESE Business School and Certification in Data Analytics from MIT.

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