One of the largest and most pervasive uses of computers by all governments across the American economy has been for accounting applications. While the fundamental missions and tasks have not changed over time, how the work of accounting, financial, and tax departments has been accomplished has. This chapter discusses the introduction and use of computing in tax filing, collections, and compliance. Topics covered include the Internal Revenue Service, state tax and financial applications, local government tax applications, and the adoption of software tools by tax preparers and payers.
Keywords: accounting applications; Internal Revenue Service; taxation; computing; state taxes; financial applications; local government tax
Chapter. 16710 words. Illustrated.
Subjects: Business History
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