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Directorate General of TaxesThe Directorate General of Taxes is the country’s tax department; it plays a leading role in Cameroon’s march towards Emergence ...CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTA better resource mobilization and continuous improvement of the quality of service offered to users. Here are two of the main challenges facing the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI), which, beyond its important achievements, must position itself more as a central link in speeding up the progress to emergence.As regards resources mobilization, at the end of the 2015 fiscal year, the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) mobilized 1,709.4 bil- lion CFA francs of revenues, having a target of 1,605 billion. Regarding non-oil tax revenues, it mobilized 1,537.4 CFA francs, for a target of 1,404 billion.These achievements are underpinned by the reforms and tax administration policies, which are to date the assets whose main lines are as follows: a more equitable tax system thanks to the reform of decrease in tax rates on corpora- tions and streamlining payments, prepayments and minimum of perception; better taxes and duties thanks to a reform of tax rules on VAT and excise duties; wider tax base thanks to the taxpayers’ database reform and tax bases.MODERNIZING THE SERVICESThe outlook is still beautiful as regards the tax policy. Here, the strategy will consist in: impro- ving the contribution of tax revenues obtained from natural and agricultural resources; impro- ving land sector's contribution in tax revenues; rationalizing of tax expenses through the implementation of an appropriate system of assessment thereof; stepping up the fight against fraud and international tax evasion.In tax administration, it will be the continuation of the reform on the reorganization of depart-ments for a better management risks; the finali- zation of the reform on the single biometric identifier to better control informal activities; the pursuit of the transition to electronic methods of any taxes payment, etc.Regarding quality of service, the desired objective is to facilitate carrying out their repor- ting and payment obligations for economic operators while reducing tax discipline cost. A few assets in the field relate to: the effective- ness of filing at the Division of Major Enterprises (DGE), and Medium-sized Enterprises Tax Offices (CIME); the generaliza- tion of transfer payment; the reduction of the number of tax forms; the establishment of a sin- gle document certifying the tax status of the taxpayer; simplifying the methods of deduction of stamp duty at the airport; free obtaining the taxpayer’s card, the extension to 10 years of its validity period, etc.NEW PROSPECTSAs for the outlook, the strategy for improving the quality of service is based on: the exten- sion of filing to real-estate transactions and public order; the establishment of an e-filing system by mobile phone for the small-sized and micro-enterprises; improving the fluidity and speed in the validation and reimburse- ment of the VAT credits; the streamlining of intervention programmes of tax departments within companies; improvement of the place to welcome taxpayers in operational services.There’s also: the transition to tax and electronic payment; carrying out consultations with banking institutions so as to reduce the transac- tion costs associated with the payment of taxes; strengthening the fight against bad practices that are prejudicial to optimal resource mobilization nLES ATOUTS ECONOMIQUES DU CAMEROUN43

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