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Tax stamps: From a mere source of revenue to a way to create citizens’ confidence

Case study: Tax stamps - From a mere source of revenue to a way to create citizens’ confidence

Stamps counterfeiting & fraud are not only source of economic loss but also a catalyst of citizens’ loss of confidence towards the State

The use of tax stamps became widespread in the 19th century, partly inspired by the success of the postage stamp, and partly motivated by the desire to streamline government operations in terms of tax levy. Tax stamps have become less commonly seen in the 21st century, but they are still largely used for some products. It is the case for tobacco and alcohol products, which are taxed by the use of excise stamps. These stamps are affixed to the pack of cigarettes or the bottle of alcohol, and indicate that the required excise tax has been paid by the authorized manufacturer.
Counterfeiting and fraud of tax stamps are a big issue in terms of revenue for public authorities, and can also compromise the confidence of citizens/consumers. Based on Advanced Track and Trace’s (ATT) experience in various projects, this case study deals with the following key questions:
  • How to ensure a robust expert authentication?
  • To what extent should consumers be involved in authentication and fraud detection?
  • How do public and private stakeholders picture their R&R?
  • What technologies and which processes can ATT set up to mitigate these risks
  • Is it possible to replicate ATT solutions on other products?

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Advanced Track and Trace (ATT), a new exhibitor at Digital ID World Asia 2014 will share and showcase their authentication technologies at the event. If you are looking for solutions to enhance documents security and integrity, visit ATT’s booth at the show! Pre-register online for your free visitor badge before 18 April 2014.

This is a guest post by Advanced Track and Trace (ATT), an exhibitor at Digital ID World Asia 2014.

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