Minnesota Revenue Department Receives Accolades for e-Services System

Published On: 26th December 2012

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue has received recognition for its e-Services system, which has simplified the way businesses file their returns, pay their business taxes, and access their accounts. This has resulted in a more efficient state government and has resulted in many benefits for Minnesota taxpayers. In fact, it earned the 2012 Governor’s Continuous Improvement Award for its contribution to the improvement of the state government.

The e-Services system is the latest effort to encourage voluntary compliance for tax filing and payment. At the same time, the Department of Revenue is able to save money through the electronic system that started rolling out in October 2011. It is estimated that the savings equals approximately $400,000 a year, especially since the agency was paying a third party vendor to process business tax returns that were submitted electronically. Add the savings to the increased usability and functionality experienced by taxpayers and therein lies the reason why the system has won an award.

The success of the e-Services system simplifies the income tax procedure for businesses and is a sign of the hard work that is being put into ensuring compliance and accuracy. The electronic system allows for access to more resources and information that is needed to file and pay taxes, which can decrease errors and result in even more savings for the state. In the meantime, the Department of Revenue is continuing to gather feedback through usability tests taken by users with more features scheduled to go into effect in March 2013.

Sources: http://www.echopress.com/event/article/id/100172/group/homepage/