Tax Administration Jamaica Reports Growth in Online Filing for FY 2016/17
Tax Administration Jamaica is advising that the online filing (eFiling) rate for most major tax types increased during the 2016/17 financial year. This means that more taxpayers, both individual and companies, submitted their returns online using the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS).
This trend is indeed encouraging for the Revenue Authority which last year bolstered its online offerings with the introduction of RAiS which offers taxpayers an expanded suite of online service options.
‘Fast’-growing local company ranked among best places to work
It has been Dan DeKeyrel’s dream to take his kids to Africa, showing them his most treasured memories from when he backpacked throughout the country after college. And, soon, he will be able to take four weeks off work to fulfill that dream.
DeKeyrel is an associate partner at Fast Enterprises, a Centennial company that has been recognized by Glassdoor, a worldwide job recruiting company, as the sixth best place to work in the United States in 2017.
Visionary Integration Professionals and Fast Enterprises Implement Modernized System for Washington State
Teamwork and innovation result in on-time and on-budget delivery of the Department of Licensing’s new fuel tax and commercial-vehicle registration system
RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – November 15, 2016) – Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP), a leading provider of technology solutions that drive enterprise performance, has announced the successful completion of a system modernization project for Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL), the agency charged with administering over $1.5 billion of the state’s annual fuel tax revenue.
The project, a collaborative endeavor between prime-contractor VIP, government software and services provider Fast Enterprises (FAST), and Washington DOL, provides the state agency with a fully integrated and modern web-based system based on FAST’s GenTax® integrated tax software.
MVD meets challenge of better service
In the last five years, the Motor Vehicle Division has come a long way in improving customer service and our wait times.
In fact, some wait times are down by as much as 85 percent — with many customers around the state having to wait just under 10 minutes to receive help.
It wasn’t always like this. As many New Mexicans can attest to, taking a trip to the MVD used to be one of the most unpleasant — yet necessary — chores. Six years ago, that could mean waiting more than an hour to get help — not counting how long it would take to complete a transaction.
But things have changed.
Mass. agrees to $62.2M software contract for real ID licenses
BOSTON >> The ability of Massachusetts residents to access certain federal buildings and airplane departure gates in future years could depend on the success of a $62.2 million contract with a Colorado company hired to revamp the state’s three-decade-old driver’s license software system.
After the Massachusetts Department of Transportation authorized the state to move forward with Fast Enterprises on Thursday, Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said the new software package could support the state’s plans for licenses that comply with the federal REAL ID law.
2016 Best of New York and Hugh Carey Awards Announced
Presented by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, the Best of New York Awards recognize state and local government organizations for their standout contributions, best practices and works of distinction in information technology that improve citizen services.
Congratulations to the 2016 Best of New York Award Winners:
Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management
Michelle Miao, Ph.D., BTS Program Director
New York City Department of Finance
Best Application Serving an Agency’s Business Needs
NYC Department of Finance Integrated Business Tax System
The NYC Dept of Finance Integrated Business Tax System or “BTS” is implemented using Fast Enterprises’ GenTax® software.
Board of Equalization Approves $85M Contract for CROS Project
The Board of Equalization voted Tuesday to approve an $85.1 million contract with FAST Enterprises as primary vendor of the Centralized Revenue Opportunity System (CROS).
BOE Selects Fast Enterprises for Landmark Information Technology Modernization Project
The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) approved Fast Enterprises as the contractor for its CROS project during its meeting on August 30, 2016 in Sacramento. The Board voted unanimously to approve the $85.171 million dollar contract.
TAJ’s 2015/16 eCampaign reaps benefits
Tax Administration Jamaica’s (TAJ) eServices portfolio for the 2015/16 financial year indicates growth in the use of eServices in most areas. This is as a result of TAJ’s drive to change the culture of filing and paying taxes. This reflects a behavioural shift not only in the attitude towards paying taxes but also, paying taxes using non-traditional channels. Taxpayers continue to respond favourably to TAJ’s online services which were boosted by the expansion of the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) during the year.
Tax Alert: Unified System of Internal Revenue at Puerto Rico Department of Treasury
On January 27, 2016, the Secretary of the Treasury (the “Secretary”) presented to the Governor of Puerto Rico the UNIFIED SYSTEM OF INTERNAL REVENUE (“SURI”, for its acronym in Spanish), a new Puerto Rico Treasury Department (“PRTD”) mechanism aimed at improving the agency’s administration of tax revenue and supervisory duties.