Request for Expressions of Interest – Integrated Tax Administration System [ITAS] – Government of Belize
The Government of Belize [GoB] is considering the acquisition of a Commercial off the Shelf [COTS] Integrated Tax Administration System [ITAS] to support the Belize Tax Services [BTS] A single domestic tax department will be created concurrently to assume the operations of the existing Income Tax [IT]and General Sales Tax [GST] departments. The current operating environment is heavily paper-based, even with the presence of an Information System [IS] and the data quality and accuracy are very low. The two current tax departments share the same tax IT system which is SIGTAS.
Income Tax was enacted in Belize in 1924 and remained in that basic form up to July 1998, when Business Tax was introduced. The Legislation is now called “The Income And Business Tax Act”, with an effective date of January 1999 in its current form. The Act is divided into three parts with Income Tax under Part 1, Income Tax on Profits arising from Petroleum under Part 11 and Business Tax under Part 111.
To be a progressive organization in the delivery of service for effective governing of Belize.
To fairly assess and collect taxes on a timely basis in the most efficient and cost effective manner, to promote voluntary compliance through taxpayer education and to provide technical support to the Ministry of Finance.