Costa Rica: Tender for Tax Intelligence System

The Ministry of Finance has created a tender for IT consultancy services for the development and maintenance of a tax intelligence system.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Description and technical specifications

POSITION # 1 and only:
Recruitment of 800 hours per month (9600 per year) of consulting services and guidance for developing and maintaining a tax intelligence system.

A tax system which will automate business intelligence gathering information in order to advise the tax administration on planning and executionto combat tax avoidance and tax evasion.


General Purpose
- Develop computer software that allows the production of knowledge used to advise the tax authorities in the planning and execution to combat tax avoidance and tax evasion.

Specific Objectives
- Design, program and / or configure software that can produce knowledge that is able to classify, analyze and manage patterns of tax avoidance and evasion.

-Design, schedule and / or configure the collection of data related to contributors from different institutions to compare them with those received from the researchers themselves and those provided by third parties.
- Provide a flexible and configurable query system for tax officials in charge of the audit.
- Develop new tools and knowledge that support the tax office in general.

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