HERNDON, VA, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - EDS has been awarded a three-year contract
to develop the Kentucky Comprehensive Tax System that will automate the
Commonwealth's tax administration and collections functions for the
Commonwealth of Kentucky's Department of Revenue, Finance and Administration
Cabinet. The contract is valued at $33.2 million if two additional option
years are exercised.
The Comprehensive Tax System developed by EDS will improve Kentucky's tax
administration and enable taxpayers to update their personal data and file
returns and other documents online. The system will meet federal security
guidelines and provide double-entry accounting capability.
"We are proud to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky through a state-of-
the-art tax system that will streamline and improve Kentucky's tax
administration functions," said Dennis Stolkey, vice president and general
manager, EDS U.S. Public Sector. "The new system will help Kentucky to quickly
react to policy changes and better serve its taxpayers."
The pact with Kentucky builds upon EDS' experience serving tax and
revenue agencies around the world, including the British Columbia Ministry of
Small Business and Revenue, the United Kingdom's Inland Revenue Service, New
Zealand Inland Revenue and the Australian Tax Office.
"This is an excellent opportunity for EDS to leverage our extensive tax
and revenue experience to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky," said Sue
Arthur, vice president, EDS State and Local Government.
EDS will utilize tax software from Oracle, one of EDS' Agility Alliance
partners, to develop the Comprehensive Tax System. CGI Group Inc. and Exstream
Software Inc. also will work with EDS on the project.
EDS has provided fiscal agent and IT services for Kentucky's Medicaid
program since 2005.
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including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are forward-
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beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ materially
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