USAID taps BearingPoint for Bosnia labor, tax deals

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded BearingPoint Inc. two, four-year contracts totaling $19.6 million to support government reform projects in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Under a $12 million contract, BearingPoint will work alongside government agencies in Bosnia-Herzegovina to make the workforce more mobile and, at the same time, introduce flexible and diverse forms of labor relations and agreements.

The southern European nation has a major initiative under way through which it seeks to reduce barriers to labor availability in order to ease economic pressure on small and medium-sized businesses. The initiative also includes an effort to improve inspection capabilities to achieve more effective compliance and enforcement of labor obligations and policies.

Under a $7.6 million contract, BearingPoint will help government officials in Bosnia-Herzegovina finish their tax restructuring initiative. The project's aim is to craft a modern framework for direct taxation that includes corporate and personal income taxes and market value-based real estate taxation.

To help the nation put in place sustainable tax policies, the company will help government officials create and reform corporate, personal and real estate tax systems in ways that will generate substantial government revenue.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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