A few years ago Thailand’s government decided to make a comprehensive tax information system for personal income tax, withholding tax, corporate income tax and VAT. The system was estimated to cater for over 10 million tax payers. It was estimated that the system would deal with 120 thousand transactions a day and have 900 database tables.
This project was estimated, by the thai government, to cost roughly 26 million U.S. dollars and have a timeline of 18 months.
The Thai government decided to scrap the project three years after it’s beginning, with cost far exceeding the original budget.
The reasons for the project running on so long were given as: poor communication, all modules of the project been scheduled for completion at the same time and a high turnover of staff from a multitude of companies.