City Tax Software

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Many municipal offices both large and small now commonly use city tax software across the country. Over the last 30 years, software has become an important part of many state and local government functions, including tax regulations, utility billing, accounting, and city planning. Many offices use comprehensive software suites that combine those modules to provide the across-the-board functionality and flexibility.

Large government offices have been using computers for business and organizational functions for over 40 years. However, the complex installation and expense associated with such devices prevented smaller municipal offices from incorporating computer-aided functionality until the maturation of the PC during the 1980s. As the power of personal computers and small office software continues to increase, more and more municipal governments are able to take advantage of the power of software to help them develop and implement new regulations.

The Functionality of Current City Tax Software

Modern city tax software can help municipal governments during all stages of tax regulation, from creation to execution. Some kinds of city tax software can work in concert with accounting software to help estimate the projected effects of a new tax. Tax software is generally compatible with certain types of appraisal software, as well, allowing municipalities to be fully GASB 34 compliant and make more effective tax decisions.

Some kinds of tax management software can incorporate revenue not only from regular collection, but also from tax sales. A tax sale is the government-run sale of an asset or property that is generally the result of the non-payment of taxes on that asset. Truly versatile software can fulfill all of these functions while maintaining a high-degree of usability and customization for local regulations and ordinances.


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