The Portuguese Software Association (ASSOFT) and the Directorate-General for Taxes (DGCI) recently signed a cooperation protocol aimed at combating computer piracy, and more specifically with a view to preventing tax fraud and the violation of property rights intellectual.
Through the signed document, ASSOFT, which emerges as a representative organization of national producers of software, undertakes to disseminate among its members «the tax requirements of the software, the observance of operational integrity and the integrity of electronically archived information «, says a statement from the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. DGCI is responsible for creating means to punish violators of intellectual property violations, as well as to encourage the adoption of standardization measures software.
The protocol is of «fundamental importance», says the ministry of Fernando Teixeira dos Santos «since the fight against tax evasion and tax evasion – the responsibility of the DGCI – also involves the fight against the black economy, which includes the marketing of software illegal and the misuse of software to change accounting records, with the resulting implications in terms of loss of tax revenue, «the statement said.
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