Phase 2 of the “eSINTAX” project.

Engage in phase 2 of the “eSINTAX” project.

Completion Status:
Fulfilled

Commitment filtering:

Specific:yes

In April 2018, the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) launched “eSINTAX”, a platform for declaring and paying taxes online, with the support of Switzerland and Denmark.[1] The platform is interfaced with the 2007 SINTAX taxation system and allows the DGI to collect taxes and identify and prosecute defaulters.[2] The commitment is specific because it refers to the launch of a new version (phase 2) of eSINTAX as a concrete anti-corruption mechanism.

[1] La Tribune, Burkina Faso: eSintax, a new platform for tax declaration, 27 March 2018, https://afrique.latribune.fr/economie/strategies/2018-03-27/burkina-faso-esintax-une-nouvelle-plateforme-pour-la-declaration-des-impots-773307.html

[2] Aujourd’hui au Faso, eSINTAX platform of the DGI: “Today it is 4 to 5 billion telepaid amounts, more than 40 billion declared and more than 290 members,” Mayel Dabiré, https://www.aujourd8.net/plateforme-esintax-de-la-dgi-aujourdhui-cest-4-a-5-milliards-de-montants-telepayes-plus-de-40-milliards-declares-et-plus-de-290-adherents-mayel-dabire/

Measurable:yes

This commitment is measurable by monitoring whether the DGI launched the new version (phase 2) of the eSINTAX platform.



Last updated: 29 September 2022
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In April 2018 the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) launched “eSINTAX”, a platform to declare and pay taxes online, with the support of Switzerland and Denmark.[1] It is interfaced with the 2007 SINTAX taxation system and allows the DGI to collect taxes as well as identify and prosecute defaulters.[2] The commitment, therefore, refers to the launch of a new version (phase 2) of eSINTAX as a specific anti-corruption mechanism.

The DGI launched phase 2 of eSINTAX in June 2019. It includes new functionalities, such as online issuance of tax status certificates, turnover certifications, and the payment of taxes and duties by mobile money”.[3] The DGI announced in October 2020 that to date, eSINTAX had processed 157,315 declarants, 21,677 payments via banks, 1,730 payments via mobile money, 282,288 withholding tax certificates, 9,203 requests for tax status certificates and 1,678 turnover certification requests.[4] The commitment is therefore fulfilled.

 

Recommendations
To take the commitment forward:

1.     The Directorate General should continue training taxpayers in proper use of the platform’s functionalities.

2.     The DGI should use its social media platforms and other traditional media outlets to encourage all taxpayers in different regions to use the eSINTAX portal.

 

 

[1] La Tribune, Burkina Faso: eSintax, a new platform for tax declaration, 27 March 2018, https://afrique.latribune.fr/economie/strategies/2018-03-27/burkina-faso-esintax-une-nouvelle-plateforme-pour-la-declaration-des-impots-773307.html

[2] Aujourd’hui au Faso, eSINTAX platform of the DGI: “Today it is 4 to 5 billion telepaid amounts, more than 40 billion declared and more than 290 members”, Mayel Dabiré, https://www.aujourd8.net/plateforme-esintax-de-la-dgi-aujourdhui-cest-4-a-5-milliards-de-montants-telepayes-plus-de-40-milliards-declares-et-plus-de-290-adherents-mayel-dabire/

[3] BusinessFrance, Burkina Faso – Launch of a new version of the eSintax platform (tele-declaration and tele-payment of taxes), 14 June 2019, https://www.businessfrance.fr/burkina-faso-lancement-d-une-nouvelle-version-de-la-plateforme-esintax-tele-declaration-et-telepaiement-des-impots

[4] General Tax Directorat of Burkina Faso, Launch of the eSINTAX portal in the Centre-Sud region: taxpayers in the region are immersed in the portal, 10 December 2020,  https://www.impots.gov.bf/details-article?tx_news_pi1 per cent5Baction per cent5D=detail&tx_news_pi1 per cent5Bcontroller per cent5D=News&tx_news_pi1 per cent5Bnews per cent5D=239&cHash=f4fa66b6118d1e9b13ad2e9d5171ec1f

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