System to combat evasion reaches the states


During the 40th edition of the National Meeting of State Tax Coordinators and Administrators (ENCAT), held in June, ETCO and the Bahia State Finance Secretariat (SEFAZ-BA) delivered the source codes and technical documentation of the BI NF- System and, or Business Intelligence System based on Electronic Invoices, for 13 Finance Departments in Brazil: Acre, Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Maranhão, Paraíba, Paraná, Rio Grande do Norte, Roraima, Santa Catarina, Sergipe, in addition to the Federal District. More recently, on July 15, it was SEFAZ Amazonas' turn to become the 14th Secretariat to join the system.

ENCAT, which takes place every three months, is responsible for coordinating, at the national level, projects such as the Electronic Invoice (NF-e). In the June edition there was also a presentation lecture on the BI NF-e with the participation of ETCO representatives. “After the excellent results obtained with the implementation of the Electronic Invoice, this is undoubtedly a fundamental initiative to continue combating tax evasion and improving the business environment in the country”, says Roberto Abdenur, executive president of ETCO .

The delivery of the system is based on the Cooperation Agreement signed in September 2009, whereby SEFAZ-BA committed to making all source codes and technical documentation available to other Secretariats interested in implementing the system. The BI NF-e, developed by Microsoft in conjunction with the Bahia Finance Secretariat and ETCO, was delivered for use on April 19. The tool will be important in the inspection of the segments required to issue the Electronic Invoice and, consequently, it will also contribute to increase the collection of the Tax on Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS).

The deadline for the BI to work completely will depend on the adaptation work of each State, since it is the responsibility of each one to install the application and integrate with the database, connecting this system to the NF- database. and the respective taxpayer register, which each secretariat already has. After this stage, it starts operating in the same way as it has been in Bahia, as it has already been designed so that it can be used by any Federation Unit.

Implemented and tested by SEFAZ Bahia, the system has already shown results in combating tax evasion. “We did three trainings and saw that some areas have already used the tool to analyze taxpayer operations, identifying deviations and acting on them”, says SEFAZ Bahia's Tax Automation manager, Jadson Oliveira.