Data Torque C2D Selected as VAT IT Systems Provide for the Government of The Bahamas

Authored by: John A. Rolle
Source: Ministry of Finance
Date: October 30, 2013

Nassau, Bahamas, October 30, 2013:  The Government of the Bahamas has selected  Data Torque and C2D Services, a partnership between two firms out of New Zealand and Canada to supply the Integrated Tax Administration Information System solution for the Central Revenue Agency (CRA).

The IT solution to be provided by Data Torque and C2D will allow for administration of the Value Added Tax (VAT) and other taxes that will fall under the CRA.

The selection process for the IT solutions provider was guided by a very detailed requirements document which emphasized the use of modern tools to ensure best practices for monitoring taxpayer accounts, evaluating taxpayer risks and  identifying cases that should be audited based on risk profiles. The requirements also sought to ensure that taxpayers will not have to visit the CRA’s premises to inquire on the status of their accounts, make requests for services, register, or to pay their obligations. These services will all be provided online.

Data Torque, a New Zealand based firm, has provided complete IT solutions for tax administration in a number of small countries in the Pacific and Africa including the Solomon Islands, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu and Swaziland. The company also has experience as a solutions provider for tax administration systems in the Caribbean.

C2D Services, of Canada, has extensive experience in developing tax information systems and building capacity in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

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