ICF has been working with the Government of Senegal to improve tax administration in the country. The first phase of ICF support introduce a new legal framework that streamlined regulatory and administrative tax procedures in order to increase transparency, and reduce time and cost for tax administration.
The project established e-Tax and e-Payment systems, automated existing administrative processes and digitised tax records. As a result, declaring and paying taxes through the Large Taxpayer Office now takes 15 minutes instead of 2 days, processing corporate taxes reimbursements and VAT refunds takes 15 days and 30 days respectively instead of 175 days. The second phase of ICF support will enhance the eServices in order to increase the number of taxpayers using these electronic services. This will be done by enhancing the e-Payment system and operationalizing the tax services centre.