President Gore Announces Access America for Students
15, 1999--Starting this fall, college students will be able to use
the Internet to access one-stop government services. Students at
pilot schools will have an opportunity to use three new features:
(1) a website gateway to access government services electronically,
(2) an electronic ID, and (3) a single, integrated student account.
Website Makes Taxes Less Taxing
1999--It's tax time. Let's not mince words. Some of us procrastinate.
Some of us need help. What to do? Taxes may not be fun, but the
IRS website is. You'll find a cool newsletter, The Digital Daily,
plus lots of tax help written in plain English. You'll also find
all IRS tax forms ready for printing. What more do you want? A refund?
Taxes Online in Maryland
1999--If you live in Maryland, you can file your tax return online
even if you owe the state money. And if you're due a refund and
have direct deposit, you can get your money in 48 hours. If you
owe money you send it later. Here's how it works: You click and
go right to state-approved commercial software products. Once you've
filed, you pay the software provider.
Computer Week Says:
TAXi Delivers Teen-Friendly Tax Info
Dude, IRS has come up with one
cool site for teens. It's sure to be a hit with parents and
teachers, too. Among many topics, teens with jobs will learn how
to file their taxes electronically. Way to go, IRS. We like your
new emphasis on service and taxpayer assistance. After all, service
is almost your middle name.
Uses the Web to Simplify Business Sales Tax Filing
25, 1998--The State of Texas--the same Texas that launched a successful
performance review under the leadership of Comptroller John Sharp
in the early 90s that saved taxpayers billions of dollars--keeps
working to make government cost less and work better. The State
has now simplified business sales tax filing. Analyst Stuart Greenfield
says "Our agency has recently deployed an application that allows
'no-tax' due sales tax payers the capability to file these type
of returns over the Web." It's called WebFile and you will find
it on the agency's Window on State Government site.
builds off the Telefile system the agency has used since 1996,"
Greenfield said."Both applications share the same database and a
procedure is in place to extract the return data and port it to
the agency mainframe to update taxpayer records."
In This Issue
Access America for Students
Making Taxes Less Taxing
Online in Maryland
Sales Tax Filing
Vol. 1, No. 14, January 18, 1999
Vol. 1, No. 13, January 11, 1999
Vol. 1, No. 12, January 4, 1999
Vol. 1, No. 11, December 28,
Vol. 1, No. 10, December 21,
Vol. 1, No. 9, December 14, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 8, December 7, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 7, November 30, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 6, November 23, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 5, November 16, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 4, November 9, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 3, November 2, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 2, October 26, 1998
Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2, 1998