The Research Centre for Accounting and Taxation (CICF) is a scientific research unit, integrated in the School of Management (ESG) of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, with the mission to contribute to knowledge in the scientific areas of Accounting and Taxation, through the production of quality research and the dissemination and transfer of knowledge to society. CICF also intends to maintain a permanent contact with the economic agents emphasizing the realization of applied research projects in the local regions. Cooperation relationships are maintained with public and private organizations for the development of these projects.