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Tax Administration Modernization Project (TAMP): Phase II

Europe and Eurasia USAID 2003 2006

This project was a follow-on to TAMP: Phase I. As a SEGIR-EP subcontractor, DevTech led the assistance provided to the three tax administrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Srpska, and the District of Brcko) with the following successes as of August 31, 2004:1. Addressing critical tax policy and legal framework issues;2. Building institutional capacity within the BiH governments to conduct fiscal policy analysis;3. Coordinating closely with a related technical assistance activity funded by Deutsch Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) Gmbh; and4.Creating a more SME-friendly tax environment through elimination of inequitable taxes and fees.DevTech’s long-term advisors included the Chief of Party, who was based in Sarajevo, and a tax administration advisor based in Banja Luka. Short-term advisors worked on administration and organization of the Central Processing Centers, forms design, information technology, and training issues.The project was extended from September 2004 to June 2006.

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