On September 17, the final round of the Seventh National Tax Law Knowledge Contest was held in Beijing following five months' preparation & warming-up, preliminary match online and semi-finals. Upon several rounds of fierce competitions, 20 organizations and 100 individuals across China participated in the final round of the contest, and received group or individual awards.
Officials who attended the event and presented awards to the winners included Liu Xiaofeng, Vice chairman of the CPPCC National Committee; Wang Jun, Party Secretary and Director of the State Administration of Taxation; Ren Rongfa, member of the Leading Party Group and Chief Economist of The State Administration of Taxation, and Party Committee Secretary for the CTA Industry; Xu Xiao, Secretary of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League; Zhang Ming, Director General of the Eighth Bureau of the Central United Front Work Department; and Song Lan, Chairman of the China Certified Tax Agents Association. Mr. Ding Jianming, CEO of ATA, also attended the events for the final round of the contest and the awarding ceremony.
Since 2011, the State Administration of Taxation and the China Certified Tax Agents Association have sponsored the tax law knowledge contests for seven years consecutively, with more than 300,000 people having participated in the contests. The preliminary contests and semi-finals for this year's national tax law knowledge contest were carried out on the Internet, attracting almost 100,000 people to participate in the preliminary contest and more than 4,000 organizations and nearly 200,000 contestants to participate in the semi-finals, with the number of participants hitting a record high.
As one of the organizers for the contest, ATA provided testing systems, technical support and operational services for the contest. Through its online contest platform, ATA provided online testing systems and services for almost 100,000 contestants during the preliminary contest period and almost 200,000 contestants during the semi-final period, as well as technical and operational services for the computer-based contests in the final contest. The online contest platform of ATA had outstanding performance in terms of stability, security, convenience and user experience. The system's advanced functions, as well as professional and efficient support and services for the operation of the contests have guaranteed the successful completion of the contest, and were fully recognized by the leaders of China Certified Tax Agents Association and widely acclaimed by both the contestants and all walks of life.
(AM September 17, computer-based contest)
(PM September 17, final on-site skill contest)
This year's national tax law knowledge contest was jointly sponsored by the China Certified Tax Agents Association and CCTAA Tongxin Service Group, under the guidance of the Eighth Bureau of Central United Front Work Department, Youth Development Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, and Tax Collection Publicity Center of the State Administration of Taxation. ATA was one of the organizers.
During the period the contests were proceeding, the taxation departments at various levels, as well as the China Certified Tax Agents Association and all local branches of CCTAA, energetically carried out the campaign of "Tax Law Publicity in Campus" aiming to educate college students on tax law. As the key members of the communication group, tax experts were organized to hold tax law lectures, speech contests, tax agent career planning, and other colorful activities in the country's 235 universities, in order to publicize and disseminate legal knowledge on tax collection. As a result of the efforts to promote learning through contests and promote examination through learning, 226,000 applicants registered for this year's national tax professional qualification examination, representing a year-on-year growth of 28.4%.
As one of the organizers of national tax professional qualification examinations and the Seventh National Tax Law Knowledge Contest, ATA will make further contribution to the development of the tax agent industry through its consistently leading technologies and system services for tests & assessments and contests as well as its professional and efficient operational services, under the leadership of China Certified Tax Agents Association.