How can the state improve its tax collections?
Accenture has won a $87m contract with the Maryland Board of Public Works to deploy a new integrated tax system for the state.
The Board expects to increase its collection of tax revenues through enhanced discovery, audit and compliance programmes and improved billing; streamline current processing for better service to taxpayers; provide efficient processing of refunds; and provide more taxpayer self-service capabilities via the internet.
Under the contract, Accenture will implement the Accenture Enterprise Revenue Solution (AERS), which includes enhanced tax administration processing, receivables management, analytics, and data warehouse capabilities. The system utilises commercial off-the-shelf software from SAP and Teradata.
David Moskovitz, managing director of Accenture’s US state and local practice, said: “This programme for a new tax system is designed to create a positive return for the state within three years. Accenture has helped many states apply innovative tax-compliance technology to improve efficiency and ease taxpayer compliance burdens, and we are excited to team with Maryland on this important project.”
Accenture will lead a team that includes SAP; Teradata, the data warehouse provider; and four Maryland-based minority business enterprises.
In October, Accenture has won a $26.2m, three-year contract from the state of Kansas to replace its 18-year-old financial system with a new one. Under the contract, Accenture is required to implement Oracle’s PeopleSoft version 9.0 in financials, procurement, projects, grants, and data warehousing areas.