The Government of Timor-Leste is launching the new Standardized Integrated Tax Management System (SIGTAS) on the 46th anniversary of the Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of the country.

The project, financed internally by the Government of Timor-Leste, will allow the government to upgrade the current SIGTAS software, originally installed in 2001. The implementation of the latest version of SIGTAS 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 critical areas such as education, health, and infrastructure development. Sogema Technologies is proud to continue to support, evolve and extend its long-term partnership with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste through the SIGTAS 3.0 solution, which will provide extensive benefits to both the IRD and the public.

The implementation of the new solution will also allow the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste 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).

The tax solution SIGTAS was first implemented in Asia-Pacific in 2001 through a contract with the government of Timor-Leste. 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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