Project profile — Haiti Revenue Generation - Technical Assistance

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Haiti Revenue Generation - Technical Assistance - Overview
Canada Border Services Agency
2008-10-06 - 2022-06-30
Country / region • Haiti (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Public finance management (15111) (25.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Domestic Revenue Mobilisation (15114) (25.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services
Financial policy and administrative management (24010) (25.00%)
• Trade Policy And Regulations And Trade-Related Adjustment
Trade facilitation (33120) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
Description and results


The Revenue Generation project supports the Haitian government's ability to generate fiscal revenue. It provides technical assistance to improve the customs and tax institutions in Haiti. The technical assistance and equipment provided by this project help to modernize the Customs Administration and the Tax Administration, enabling an increase in government revenues. The project is implemented by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), which supports the Haitian Customs Administration, and by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which supports the Haitian Tax Administration. This project has been separated in two components, technical assistance and equipment procurement, for administrative reasons.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2018 include: Customs Component: (1) Can$1.2 million was recovered as part of audits; (2) the customs code was revised; (3) Can$5 million was recovered from courier companies operating at the airport; (4) $225,000 was collected at the airport arrivals area as a result of seizures made using scanners; (5) approximately $900,000 was collected as a result of the tourism tax on flights from Cuba; and (6) special status for customs officers was recently adopted and is expected to be in effect in October 2018. Tax component: (1) taxpayers' files in the tax management system (developed and updated); (2) the computer network of the Direction Générale des Impôts (DGI) [income tax branch] has been strengthened; (3) the business recovery site has been implemented; (4) interface plans for data exchanges have been set up; (5) Organization and Methods Unit has been strengthened: code of ethics developed, competency profile developed, job descriptions developed and ongoing; and (6) computer equipment and configuration for the Infocentre were identified in collaboration with the European Union to meet DGI needs. These results contributed to the commitment of Haitian senior management and to better synergy between the various donor projects connected to the Revenue Generation Support Project in the strategic planning of their activities.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $33,405
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