The ministry of finance has recently introduced a set of digital services to ensure facilitation of the payment of taxes and other duties and fees by users.
The government of Tunisia is set to adopt multiple strategies to enhance the utilization of electronic payment methods. The new introduction of digital services is a part of the government’s strategy to boost the electronic payment methods that are faster and reduce unnecessary paper burden.
The users can now pay or check their outstanding fines or taxes via the Internet and SMS. The director of the finance ministry’s IT centre, Salah Meddeb said that this interactive platform was unveiled to improve tax collection.
104 electronic payment platforms have been deployed at various tax collection points. The system will be progressively generalised to allow users around the country to pay their various taxes and fines using their banking cards.
On the other hand, Salah Meddeb revealed that the IT system ‘Rafik’ has been updated to facilitate the use of bank cards and an agreement was reached on May 2, 2019, by the finance ministry, the central bank and Banque Nationale Agricole (BNA) for the best coordination of those electronic payment systems, as reported by Ecofin Agency.