PUBLISHED: 27 August 2019

Public Financial Management Reforms

a. Financial Management Information System (FMIS): FMIS Go-Live 1 was launched on 20th July 2015 to improve budget execution, through streamlined and automated payments, revenue receiving (collection and remittance), accounting and reporting in the Central and Provincial Treasuries. The system is installed at MEF departments, the General Department of the National Treasury, and all 24 provincial treasuries. The web-based portal an easier and more timely access to financial information from which they can generate financial and management reports.

b. Administrative reform of General Department of Taxation: Establishing an enterprise registration management system through a centralized database system, establishing a call center and a public relation office at the Department of Taxpayer Services and Tax Arrears and a tax consultation office at each department and district/provincial branches, developing a standard report of monthly filings for all types of taxes in each unit, developing and implementing incentive mechanism for auditors based on actual performance and compiling a guidebook on rights and obligations of taxpayers related to auditing

c. Administrative reform for General Department of Customs and Excise: Strengthening automatic customs declaration system and inter-linked with the port community system, installing Customs Risk Management Database System (CRMDS), implemented incentive mechanisms for high compliance traders, and increasing number of custom complaints boxes at main border checkpoints.

d. Strengthening Non-Tax Revenue Administration: Assigning an official from the management level of line ministries collecting non-tax revenue to be in charge of monitoring, recording, mobilizing revenue and taking measures in debt collection, promoting the use of banking system for revenue transfer, promoting the transfer of non-tax revenue from line ministries to the single account of the General Department of National Treasury in a timely manner, promoting the use of banking system for revenue transfer, improving the standard of public services to make non-tax revenue payment more convenient and delegating authorities and providing sufficient resources to officials to monitor and collect non-tax revenue.