OECS Secretariat to Launch First Front End Tax E-Filing System
On Monday October 15th, the OECS Secretariat will present the Official Project Launch for the regional Tax E-filing System financed under EGRIP.
The overall development objective of EGRIP is to promote the efficiency, quality, and transparency of public services in the beneficiary countries, through the delivery of regionally integrated e-government applications that take advantage of economies of scale.
The Front End Tax E-filing System is designed to enable electronic registration; filing of declarations and returns; electronic payments of taxes; interfacing in principle, with any underlying core tax administration system; and allowing for integration with the banking system for payments and refunds, including payments through a future regional payments gateway.
The Governments of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines have each received soft loan financing in an amount equivalent to US$2.4 Million, from the World Bank, for implementation of the OECS Electronic Government for Regional Integration Project (EGRIP).