EDS Awarded $42 Million Contract to Modernize Tax and Revenue System for Ohio

Jun 30, 2008, 01:00 ET from Electronic Data Systems Corporation

    HERNDON, Va., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS has been awarded a
 $42.8 million, four-and-a-half year contract by the Ohio Department of
 Taxation to modernize the Ohio State Tax and Revenue System.
     The new State Taxation Accounting and Revenue System (STARS) will
 simplify and streamline tax services to Ohio's citizens and collect state
 taxes more efficiently. EDS' U.S. state and local government subsidiary,
 Saber Government Solutions, will provide the contract services and
     The Ohio Department of Taxation is responsible for taxpayer
 registration, returns and remittance processing, taxpayer accounting and
 billing, non-filer discovery, selection and management of audits,
 processing assessments, administering taxpayer appeals, revenue accounting
 and distribution of tax proceeds to local governments within the state. The
 STARS project will improve agency productivity, reporting, compliance
 efforts and customer service.
     Under the STARS contract, EDS will consolidate 23 major state tax types
 from 27 different legacy applications and databases into a single
 application to give the state a better understanding of its citizens and
     Additionally, EDS will leverage Oracle's Enterprise Taxation Management
 solution to implement tax changes more easily and quickly. The Oracle
 solution will provide the Department of Taxation with a flexible and
 configurable tax and revenue system that will allow the state to implement
 new and additional taxes with no additional software fees.
     The STARS solution also includes program management, electronic data
 management, system integration, data conversion, training, documentation,
 managed server, and storage services. To support ongoing improvement and
 long- term growth of the system, Department of Taxation employees will
 receive training and hands-on support, enabling them to maintain and expand
 the use of STARS as needed.
     "We look forward to working with the Ohio Department of Taxation to
 support their growing tax and revenue management needs," said Dennis
 Stolkey, vice president and general manager, EDS U.S. Government and Public
 Sector. "Our solution is based on technology that will support Ohio for
 many years and be maintained by the Department's staff, and will provide
 the state with the flexibility to more easily accommodate future tax
     About EDS
     EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
 delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
 technology outsourcing industry 46 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
 portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing
 services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
 communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries
 and to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
CONTACT: Ericka Floyd - EDS 703 742 1477 ericka.floyd@eds.com

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