TCS wins project from uganda

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Mumbai June 24 (UNI) Tata Consultancy Services, the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, has won a transformational engagement from the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to design and install an integrated tax administration system.

The new system will manage all domestic taxes and duties for the URA, including income tax, value-added tax, withholding tax and other excise duties the company said in a release adding that the level of tax compliance in the country would also increase besides broadening the tax base and provide efficient services to Uganda's tax payers.

The new system was an integrated solution that would help URA to scrutinise the tax returns more effectively and improve compliance level by having a single and integrated view of the tax payer and provide increased convenience for tax payers. URA has received financial support from DFID of the United Kingdom, The Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Kingdom of Belgium and Government of Uganda to fund this project worth approximately USD 11.5 million.

Under the project, a suite of applications would be developed for effecting and monitoring key activities of a tax administration like registration, returns, payments, assessment, tax-payer accounts, audit, compliance, objections, appeals and investigations. The TCS-developed system incorporates best international practices, security features on a highly secure platform accessible only to select users. It will be implemented in phases at every tax office in Uganda.

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