Tax Department Receives National Award
The state Tax Department has been named the 2010 recipient of the Federation of Tax Administrators “Award for Outstanding Management and Organizational Initiative. “The department is receiving the award for its modern, integrated tax system. The Legislature appropriated $22 million for the system in 2006. The department has been rolling it out during the past several years.
ONT-TAXS Online (TAP) Team Wins Award
At the 2009 Ontario Public Service Showcase, the ONT-TAXS Online (TAP) Team won the Merit Award in the area of Government Modernization. Taxpayer Access Point, or TAP, is a companion product to GenTax® that gives taxpayers the ability to file returns, make payments and maintain their accounts over the web. The “Government Modernization” category includes initiatives in which information technology has played a critical role in providing business value while enabling significant organizational transformation. Over 150 entries throughout Ontario provincial and local government were submitted.
New Tax System Pays Off; State Collected a Record $125.9 Million Last Year
A $22 million state tax collection system upgrade is already paying big dividends, according to West Virginia Tax Commissioner Christopher Morris. The state collected $125.9 million from past due accounts last year – an all-time record, Morris said. Before the state began installing the new system in 2006, annual past due account collections were in the $82 million to $91 million range.
Provincial Tax System Streamlined for Business, Chamber of Commerce Told
Paying taxes is never an enjoyable experience, but the province is trying to make the process easier for businesses, the parliamentary assistant to the provincial Minister of Revenue told the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday.
Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s 2008 Outstanding Service for Innovation
The Automated Wage Certification Team, led by a state compliance analyst and Heath Mickelson of FAST, won the 2008 Outstanding Service Award for Innovation. The award recognizes employees or teams that use an innovative approach to increase productivity, efficiency and service to the department.
2008 Best of the Web and Digital Government Achievement Awards to Montana Department of Justice
The Montana Department of Justice, Gambling Control Division won the 2008 Government Achievement Award in the category of Government-to-Business. The honor was awarded to the Department for the success of its Online Suite of Services, of which GenTax® and Taxpayer Access Point are a large part. TAP is used by business taxpayers to:
- Submit license applications
- Manage their Gaming Tax registration
- File Gaming Tax returns and make payments
- Manage permits of video gaming machines
- Certify new video gaming machine / software
- Submit gaming machine meter readings