State Tax Agency Gets New Computer System Aimed at Improving Service and Compliance

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7 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 8 μήνες)

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per

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ma
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n
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n
c
e

t
h
e

la
t
e

1980s
,

th
e

A
D
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R

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s

sou
g
ht

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n

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tegra
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ed

t
a
x

sys
t
em

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u
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d

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w

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d
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pa
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t
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t

t
o
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ac
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s

p
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d
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ed

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gl
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taxpa
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co
m
pu
t
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i
zed

sy
s
t
e
m
s

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d

process
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bil
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t

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r
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ked

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n
t
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grat
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d.

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ffer
e
n
t

t
a
xe
s

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i
n
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s
t
ered

by the

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OR

w
ere g
i
ven

d
i
ffer
e
nt

l
eve
l
s

of

automat
i
on,

fu
r
t
h
e
r
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m
p
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n
g

t
he

ab
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l
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t
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to

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t
e
grat
e

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l
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k
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tax

typ
e
s
w
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ta
x
p
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ers


a
cc
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t
s
.




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d

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t
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h

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ticul
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a
xp
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h
e

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rtment

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r
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t
a
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o
ma
t
e
d

sys
t
e
m

does

n
o
t

a
l
l
o
w

th
a
t

c
a
p
a
bilit
y.


W
hen
t
ax
p
ayer
s

c
a
l
l

o
r
v
i
sit

o
ur

o
ff
ic
e
s
,
o
u
r

exam
i
ners

wi
l
l

be

ab
l
e

to

f
i
nd

w
hat

the
y

n
ee
d

t
o k
now

on

o
u
r

sys
t
e
m

qu
i
c
k
l
y

a
n
d
pro
v
i
d
e
th
i
s

infor
m
at
i
o
n

t
o

t
h
e

taxpayer

or

to

t
h
e

t
a
xpaye
r
’s

repre
s
e
n
ta
t
i
v
e
,”

expla
i
n
e
d

Sur
t
ee
s
.


T
h
e

n
e
w
s
ys
t
e
m
wi
l
l

a
l
so p
r
o
v
id
e
t
he

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i
t
h
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m
p
r
o
v
e
d
co
m
p
li
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nc
e

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oo
l
s

t
o
h
e
l
p

w
i
t
h

aud
i
t

s
e
l
e
c
t
i
o
n

and

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o
n
-
f
i
l
e
r
i
d
e
n
t
i
f
i
ca
t
i
o
n
.


S
t
a
t
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t
a
x

a
g
e
n
c
i
e
s

t
h
a
t

h
a
v
e

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c
en
t
l
y
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m
p
l
e
m
e
n
t
e
d

th
e

G
e
n
Ta
x
s
o
ft
w
are

i
n
c
l
ude

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d
aho,

Ne
w

Mex
i
c
o
,

M
o
nta
n
a,

G
e
orgia

a
n
d

Louisiana
.