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Revenue service

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A revenue service, revenue agency or taxation authority is a government agency responsible for the intake of government revenue, including taxes and sometimes non-tax revenue.[1][2] Depending on the jurisdiction, revenue services may be charged with tax collection, investigation of tax evasion, or carrying out audits.[3]

In certain instances, they also administer payments to certain relevant individuals (such as statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay) as well as targeted financial support (welfare) to families and individuals (through payment of tax credits or transfer payments).[1][2]

The chief executive of the revenue agency is usually styled as Commissioner, Minister, Secretary or Director.

Revenue services by jurisdiction[edit]

Jurisdiction Agency name Notes
 Albania General Directorate of Taxation (Albanian: Drejtoria e Përgjithshme e Tatimeve)
 Argentina Federal administration of public income (Spanish: Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos, AFIP)
 Armenia State Revenue Committee of Armenia (Armenian: Պետական Եկամուտների Կոմիտե (ՊԵԿ))
 Australia Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
 Bangladesh National Board of Revenue
 Barbados Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) [1] Created on 1 April 2014 as a merger between Inland Revenue and Land Tax Departments and the Value Added Tax (VAT) & Excise Divisions of the Customs and Excise Department.[4]
 Belgium Federal Public Service Finance (Dutch: FOD Financiën; French: SPF Finances; German: FÖD Finanzen)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Indirect Taxation Authority (Bosnian/Croatian: Uprava za indirektno oporezivanje; Serbian: Управа за индиректно опорезивање)
 Botswana Botswana Unified Revenue Service
 Brazil Department of Federal Revenue of Brazil [2] (Portuguese: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil; RFB)
 Bulgaria National Revenue Agency [bg] [3]
 Canada Canada Revenue Agency (CRA; French: Agence du revenu du Canada; ARC) Previously the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency
 Quebec Revenue Quebec (French: Revenu Québec) The CRA collects revenue on behalf of provincial and territorial governments except in Quebec.
 Chile Servicio de Impuestos Internos [es] [4]
 China State Taxation Administration (STA, Chinese: 国家税务总局)
 Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department (IRD; Chinese: 稅務局)
 Macau Financial Services Bureau (FSB; Chinese: 財政局; Portuguese: Direcção dos Serviços de Finanças)
 Colombia National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (Spanish: Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales; DIAN)
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Direction générale des impôts [fr]
 Czech Republic Ministry of Finance (Czech: Ministerstvo financí České republiky; MFČR)
 Denmark Danish Tax Agency (Danish: Skattestyrelsen) Previously SKAT
 Dominican Republic Ministerio de Hacienda [5]
 Ecuador Servicio de Rentas Internas [es] [6]
 Estonia Tax and Customs Board (Estonian: Maksu- ja Tolliamet; MTA)
 Finland Finnish Tax Administration [fi] [7]
 France General Directorate of Public Finance (French: Direction Générale des Finances Publiques; DGFIP) [8]
 Ghana Ghana Revenue Authority
 Germany Federal Central Tax Office (German: Bundeszentralamt für Steuern; BZSt)[9] On a federal level (16 regional tax offices exist)
 Hungary National Tax and Customs Administration (Hungarian: Nemzeti Adó- és Vámhivatal; NAV) [10] Since 1 January 2011
 Iceland Directorate of Internal Revenue [11]
 India Indian Revenue Service (IRS; Sanskrit: Bhāratīya Rājasva Sevā)
 Indonesia Directorate General of Taxes (Indonesian: Direktorat Jenderal Pajak) [12] and Directorate General of Customs and Excise (Indonesian: Direktorat Jenderal Bea dan Cukai) [13]
 Ireland Office of the Revenue Commissioners (the Revenue; Irish: Na Coimisinéirí Ioncaim)
 Israel Israel Tax Authority (Hebrew: רשות המסים בישראל Rashut HaMisim B'Israel)[14]
 Italy Italian Agency of Revenue (Italian: Agenzia delle Entrate)[15]
 Jamaica Tax Administration Jamaica[16]
 Japan National Tax Agency (NTA; Japanese: 国税庁 Kokuzei-chō)
 Kenya Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
 Latvia State Revenue Service (Latvian: Valsts ieņēmumu dienests) [17]
 Lithuania State Tax Inspectorate (Lithuanian: Valstybinė Mokesčių Inspekcija) [18]
 Malawi Malawi Revenue Authority
 Malaysia Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) (Malay: Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Malaysia; LHDNM) [19]
 Mauritius Mauritius Revenue Authority [20]
 Mexico Tax Administration Service (Spanish: Servicio de Administración Tributaria; SAT) [21]
 Morocco General Tax Directorate [22]
 Nigeria Federal Inland Revenue Service
 Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (Dutch: Belastingdienst)
 New Zealand Inland Revenue Department (IRD; Māori: Te Tari Taake)
 Norway Norwegian Tax Administration (Norwegian: Skatteetaten)
 Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue (FBR; Urdu: وفاقی آمدنی هيئت)[23]
 Peru Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria (Peru ) [sunat.gob.pe/]
 Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR; Filipino: Kawanihan ng Rentas Internas)[24]
 Poland National Revenue Administration (Polish: Krajowa Administracja Skarbowa)[25]
 Portugal Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority (Portuguese: Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira) [26]
 Romania National Agency for Fiscal Administration (Romanian: Agenția Națională de Administrare Fiscală; ANAF)
 Russia Federal Tax Service (Russian: Федеральная налоговая служба, ФНС России)
 Rwanda Rwanda Revenue Authority
 Saudi Arabia General Authority of Zakat and Tax
 Singapore Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Chinese: 新加坡国内税务局; Malay: Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri Singapura)
 Slovenia Tax Administration of Slovenia [27]
 South Africa South African Revenue Service (SARS)
 South Korea National Tax Service (South Korea)
 Spain Spanish Tax Agency (Spanish: Agencia Estatal de Administración Tributaria; AEAT)
 Sweden Swedish Tax Agency (Swedish: Skatteverket)
 Tanzania Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)
 Thailand The Revenue Department (RD; Thai: กรมสรรพากร)
 Turkey Turkish Revenue Administration
 Ukraine State Fiscal Service (SFS; Ukrainian: Державна фіскальна служба; ДФС)
 Uganda Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)
 United Kingdom His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC; Welsh: Cyllid a Thollau Ei Fawrhydi)
 Scotland Revenue Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Teachd-a-steach Alba)[28]
 Wales Welsh Revenue Authority (Welsh: Awdurdod Cyllid Cymru)[29]
 United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
 Venezuela National Integrated Service for the Administration of Customs Duties and Taxes (Spanish: Servicio Nacional Integrado de Administración Aduanera y Tributaria)
 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Revenue Authority


  1. ^ a b "About us". GOV.UK. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Who we are". Australian Taxation Office. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ "The Agency, its Mission and Statutory Authority". Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  4. ^ "About Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) - Barbados Revenue Authority". bra.gov.bb. Retrieved 20 November 2023.