The wind of modernity continues to blow at the Benin Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) in order to truly make things easy for Benin taxpayer. The management has published a note to inform the private sector of the new provisions related to the procedure of taxes and duties collection. Soon, payments will be made only online or by bank transfer.
Long hassles are now giving way to simplified and reliable procedures through the digitization of services at the level of the Benin Tax Administration. Large and medium-sized companies must prepare for this paradigm shift in the taxes and duties payment procedure, which contributes to the progressive establishment of an intelligent administration. After the Unique Tax ID (IFU), the tax certificate and several other tax services, it is now the turn of taxes and duties payments. In a few weeks, the handwritten formalities relating to taxation at the level of the Tax Administration will be over. Thus, in a few clicks, economic players will be able to take better advantage of the e-service. As of April 1, the Benin Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) warns that no payment of taxes and duties will be made either in cash or by check. “I invite them to take all the necessary steps to pay their taxes strictly online or by bank transfer”, informs the Director General of Taxes, Nicolas Yènoussi. This means that the two ways of payment that will soon be authorized for large and medium-sized companies to fulfill their tax obligations are: online payment and bank transfer. This measure is part of the process of the Tax Administration digitization which began in 2016 and took shape in 2018 through online declaration and online payment for large and medium-sized businesses.