Presidency of the Tax Agency
Head of the State Secretariat for Finance:Jesús Gascón Catalán
Born in Zaragoza, he holds a degree in Law from the University of Zaragoza and is a State Tax Inspector, Inspector of the Economy and Finance Services and State Comptroller and Auditor (on leave of absence).
Until his appointment as Secretary of State for Finance by Royal Decree 435/2022 of 8 June, he was Director General of the Tax Agency.He has also been Director General of Taxes, and in the Tax Agency he has held the posts of Director of the Department of Tax Management, Deputy Director of the Department of Organisation, Planning and Institutional Relations of the Tax Agency, Permanent Technical Secretary of the Joint Commission for Coordination of Tax Management, Deputy Director General of Tax Verification and Control, Deputy Director General of Legal Assistance and Regulatory Coordination and Inspector of Services in the Internal Audit Service, as well as other posts in the Ministry and in the Tax Agency.
He has also carried out consultancies and participated in meetings and seminars in Latin America, the European Union and the OECD, and has published and given courses and lectures on tax policy, tax law and procedures and tax administration for different public and private organisations.
Functions of the Presidency
Ensure the objectives assigned to the Agency, to exercise the Agency's senior management and to represent it legally.
He is also responsible for approving the list of jobs and the Agency's offer of employment, the Action Plan and the preliminary draft budget and organisational structure.
He exercises, with regard to the staff of the Agency and of the specialities or scales attached to it, the powers currently attributed by the regulations of the Minister of the Department or to the Secretary of State for Finance.All this without prejudice to the delegation of powers that may be agreed in favour of the Director General and other management personnel of the agency and the powers of attorney that, where appropriate, may be granted.