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BIR-led tax innovation challenge off to a start

From over hundreds of entries received for Hack-A-Tax Philippines, an innovation challenge to improve tax services launched in November last year, the most innovative proposals have been selected to complete the top 20 finalists. 

The Hack-a-Tax Bootcamp kicked off on January 18, 2020, gathering the 20 shortlisted candidates coming from different regions across the Philippines. The teams were a mix of students and IT professionals who took the time to submit one-of-a-kind solutions to help improve taxpayer experience and transactions.

The top 20 finalists are Tax Aide (Northern Luzon), Wyvern Innovations-Onnet (Metro Manila), Yashua BIR-Men (Mindanao), STI College-Novaliches (Metro Manila), Nex Team (Metro Manila), BIR Mini App-Gorated (Metro Manila), Digitax (Metro Manila), Taxccelerate (Mindanao), Team Virtualandes (Visayas) and Tax Office (Metro Manila, Team Artax (Metro Manila), Third Channel (Metro Manila), ECTAX (Southern Luzon), eConnectors, Tax I.T., Tax Heroes (Southern Luzon), Tax Heroes (Southern Luzon), eKasilicon (Metro Manila), Juan Pos (Mindanao), BIzz App (Southern Luzon) and Easy Tax v1.0 (Metro Manila).

Topics: Hack-A-Tax Philippines , tax innovation , Bureau of Internal Revenue , BIR
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