Court denounces strong aging IT systems Tax




The Court has great aging and overdue maintenance detected by the IT systems of the Tax Administration. In addition, the systems are highly inter-dependent. The Court fears’ serious disturbance of the mass processes.

The Court in its Accountability Research 2014 for the Ministry of Finance strong criticism on the IT infrastructure of the Tax Administration. It involves a large number of systems that are outdated strong in many cases, but at the same time essential to the functioning of the tax authorities. The oldest of these applications is 37 years old, the Court confirms to Tweakers.

“The age of systems causes problems in the IT landscape, as no list of systems, platforms, versions, and programming languages,” the organization writes. The Court does not rule out that there are serious disturbances in the mass processes of the Tax come as the work change as a result of the implementation of future legislative changes.

The organization further calls it “admirable” that the Tax until now has far succeeded to solve problems quickly and to keep the impact on citizens and businesses is limited. There should be a culture of putting out fires in the workplace ‘. “There is a very big task for the tax authorities to rapidly modernize,” says Kees Vendrik of the Board of Audit.

The Tax Administration announced Tuesday a major reorganization in which thousands of jobs disappear as a result of extensive automation.


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