(A) Not later than April 1, 2009, the department of taxation shall acquire the necessary hardware, software, and services to establish and implement a tax discovery data system to increase the efficiency of tax collections in the state. The system must be fully integrated and pre-staged for the purposes of assisting in revenue analysis, discovering noncompliant taxpayers, and collecting taxes from those taxpayers. The system shall consolidate tax data from various mainframe systems and operate as a single tax discovery data system. The department shall contract, pursuant to a competitive bidding process, for the necessary hardware, software, and services to implement the tax discovery data system.
(B) There is hereby created in the state treasury the discovery project fund. All money to the credit of the fund shall be used to pay the costs of implementing and operating the tax discovery data system and to defray the costs incurred by the department of taxation in administering the system.
(C) Beginning July 1, 2009, on or before the first day of January, April, July, and October of each calendar year, the tax commissioner shall determine and certify to the director of budget and management the amount needed to pay the costs of operating the tax discovery data system in the previous calendar quarter and the costs incurred in the previous calendar quarter by the department of taxation in administering the system. The director shall provide for payment from the general revenue fund to the discovery project fund of the amount so certified.
Effective Date: 2008 HB562 06-24-2008