New State Tax Collection System Will Leave the Paper Trail Behind
In a few years, the DRA commissioner and her colleagues might be joined by a new ghost when the department’s ancient computer system is finally put to rest, thanks to a $30 million project that will propel New Hampshire’s tax collection system into the 21st century. On Oct. 31, Gov. Chris Sununu and the Executive Council approved a $29,550,000 contract with Fast Enterprises, a Colorado-based company that has set up its GenTax revenue information management systems in more than two dozen states, including Vermont and Massachusetts. While the state’s existing system houses New Hampshire’s three major tax types — business taxes, interest and dividends, and meals and rooms and vehicle rentals — the state’s other taxes are scattered elsewhere.