Sogema Technologies has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of Integrated Tax Administration System (SIGTAS) to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

The project, financed by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, aims to modernise the revenue administration system of the Tax Authority of Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Finance. The implementation of the new solution will allow the Government of Timor-Leste to increase its capacity to collect taxes and drive government revenues in a transparent and accountable manner, thereby supporting public sector investments in areas such as education, health, and infrastructure. In line with Sogema Technologies mission, it is expected that the implementation of the latest version of SIGTAS, will contribute to Timor-Leste’s progress towards modernisation and improved overall socio-economic well-being.

The SIGTAS solution, delivered by Sogema Technologies, will introduce new features allowing the Tax Administration to move fully to digital which will allow taxpayers to submit their tax returns online. These new processes are expected to support tax compliance and provide the foundation for the government of Timor-Leste to execute and automate its economic policy while increasing collection rates and raising overall revenues for the country. The new system will also seek to optimise decision-making and improve collaboration between the Tax Authority and external entities to help prevent tax evasion.

The SIGTAS tax solution was first implemented in Asia-Pacific in 2001 through a contract with the government of Timor-Leste. In 2010, SIGTAS was implemented in Papua New Guinea; Timor-Leste is the first country in Asia-Pacific to benefit from SIGTAS and currently will benefit from its latest version. Providing a robust foundation for sound fiscal management and sustainable economic growth, SIGTAS is in constant development and is now used in more than 28 countries worldwide.

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Sogema Technologies develops, integrates and implements citizen-centric Revenue Management solutions to support public institutions in executing their fiscal and compliance strategies while building a scalable foundation for sustainable economic growth with improved public services.