(Ecofin Agency) - On May 2, 2019, the Tunisian ministry of finance introduced a set of digital services to facilitate the payment of taxes and other duties and fees by users. These services are part of the government’s strategy to boost the use of electronic payment methods that are faster and reduce unnecessary paper burden.
Users can now pay or check their outstanding fines or taxes via internet and SMS. According to Salah Meddeb, director of the finance ministry’s IT center, this interactive platform was launched 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 pay their various taxes and fines using their banking cards. 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.