Accenture has signed up to work with the sales tax department of India’s Maharashtra government on a modernization project to update revenue collection and tax enforcement functions.
The management consulting contract calls on Accenture to help the state government pick a service provider that will update the record maintenance capability of its technology infrastructure, Accenture announced Wednesday.
“The department of sales tax is a major revenue collecting body for the government of Maharashtra, contributing about 60 percent of all revenue,” said Nilaya Varma, managing director of Accenture’s Health & Public Service management consulting business in India.
Accenture will also aim to help the government be more interactive and accessible to taxpayers.
“Compounding the matter were the needs of departmental staff which have increased to include workflow automation and smarter systems that can aid in decision making,” Sales Tax Commissioner Dr. Nitin Kareer said.