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Economic Vitality Final 10-26-11 -   4.1.a.1 - Electronic Tax Payments

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Economic Vitality Final 10-26-11
1. Employment & Worker Services
2. Economic Growth & Development
3. Economic Foundation
4. Business Relations
Action Plan

4.1.a.1 - Electronic Tax Payments
Increase the Amount of Excise Tax Paid Electronically

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Data Notes
Data Source: DOR Cash Management Reports
Measure Definition: Dollar amount paid by taxpayers electronically verses paper check.
Target Rationale:
Link to Agency Strategic Plan: Measurement of the goal – Make conducting business with the Department as clear, simple and efficient as possible
Notes: (Optional)
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Action Plan: Yes
Extended Analysis: No

 Drill Down Measures

 Summary Analysis

  • The percentage of excise tax dollars paid electronically has increased steadily from 69% in fiscal year 2005 to 92.3% in fiscal year 2011.
  • In fiscal year 2010, SSB 5571 required the largest taxpayers, those that report on a monthly basis, to file and pay their taxes electronically.
  • HB 1357, passed in April 2011, included quarterly taxpayers in the E-file/E-pay program. Quarterly taxpayers, who have not already begun to file and pay electronically, will begin with the first reporting period in FY12 (October 2011).
  • By fiscal year 2011 92.3% of all payments received by the Department were received electronically.
  • So far in FY12 (through July), 97.2% of excise tax dollars have been paid electronically.

 Action Plan

  • In October 2010, DOR moved its Internet Check application to the Office of State Treasurer to improve usability and eliminate the taxpayer $1.00 processing fee.
  • In November 2010, DOR enhanced the E-file application to allow taxpayers to make additional payments on returns that have not been paid in full.