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FULL AUTOMATION OF TAX OFFICES PROJECT Phase-I (VEDOP-I)

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MINISTRY OF FINANCE / REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
FULL AUTOMATION OF TAX OFFICES PROJECT Phase-I (VEDOP-I)
December 1998
August 2001

VEDOP:

"VEDOP is the Ataturk Dam of Turkish IT sector"

Full-Automation of Tax Offices Project (VEDOP) has been started by CYBERSOFT as a country-level automation project for tax offices for the Revenue Administration of Turkey. The main objective of VEDOP is achieving full automation in and between tax offices by using all aspects of the available technology, in order to provide state-of-art services to taxpayers while sustaining interoperablity between various other public services.

As the largest-budgetted public procurement project in Turkey, VEDOP has been started in December 1998, and ended in May 2009. The project has integrated 326 government offices into a nationwide communication network, allowing citizens and companies to submit their tax returns online, while helping combat the informal economy.

Having achieved full interoperability between components, all three stages of VEDOP has presented a digital bridge between the tax authority and the taxpayers nationwide, thus making a very valuable contribution to the e-government studies in Turkey as a whole.

VEDOP was developed in 3 consecutive stages. Below is the presentation of VEDOP-I.
For more information on later stages of VEDOP, you may click on the links below:
VEDOP-II
VEDOP-III



VEDOP-I in Numbers:

  • 34 million taxpayers were registered online during the implementation
  • 155 Tax Offices in 22 provinces across the nation were migrated to the complete automation system
  • More than 200 servers and 9000 clients were used on the network
  • Over 5000 men.months of work effort was executed
  • 8,000 personnel in tax offices were trained to use the applications

Outcomes:

  • 85% of the total tax collection in Turkey is totally automated and officially controlled.
  • 55% of the total tax collection is now carried out through banks.
  • The information exchange between the institutions carried out manually on paper is automated into a secure online data communication.
  • The data related with the online transactions into the tax payers' accounts are now transferred regularly and on time.
  • Besides monitoring and controlling the records of their own transactions, the tax payers can also track the transactions executed on their behalf by third parties.

Technologies Used:

  • C++, MS Foundation Classes (MFC), CORBA/IIOP, COM, COM+, DCOM, MTS, ASP, JSP, XML
  • Replacment of old main-frame systems in the Institution with new open UNIX architecture.