Sogema Technologies has signed a contract for providing, implementing, and supporting the Standardized Integrated Tax Administration System (SIGTAS) to the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, financed by the World Bank.

The project, financed by the World Bank, aims to modernize the revenue administration system of the “La Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI)” of Djibouti’s Ministry of Budget. Implementing the new solution will allow the Government of Djibouti 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 Djibouti’s progress towards modernization and improve overall socio-economic well-being.

The road to Improved Tax Administration Compliance

The SIGTAS solution, delivered by Sogema Technologies, will introduce new features allowing the DGI to move from a paper-based system to a digital one 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 Djibouti 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 optimize decision-making and improve collaboration between the DGI and external entities to help prevent tax evasion.

Advanced Taxpayer Services

The implementation of the new solution will also allow the Government of Djibouti to offer an array of online services to the taxpayers to facilitate an easier taxpayer compliance, such as fully moving its systems to a digital platform and thus allowing taxpayers to register online and remotely (e-Registration), submit their tax returns online (e-Filing), and pay for their taxes online (e-Payment).

Market Leader in Tax Administration Systems

The tax solution SIGTAS was first implemented in Asia-Pacific in 2001 through a contract with the government of Timor-Leste. Djibouti is now the eleventh country in Africa to benefit from SIGTAS with the latest version implementation. 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.

About Sogema Technologies

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.