The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts prepares the state's biennial budget estimate, required by the state constitution to be balanced. In addition, it administers 50 state taxes, including sales and use taxes that make up almost 25% of the state's revenues, and processes 3.8 million tax returns a year. To conduct its business accurately, effectively, and fairly, the Comptroller's office must be able to spot and pursue unpaid taxes.

Challenges

  • Identify uncollected sales and use taxes
  • Reduce incorrect and incomplete tax data
  • Improve accuracy and fairness of billing
Using this system, we're generating an additional $70 million per year for the state.
— Lisa McCormack
Audit Division Area Manager
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Results

  • Generated additional $70 million annually in revenues
  • Returned more than $500 million total to date
  • Identified companies that have not paid proper taxes
  • Prevented pursuit of companies that have paid appropriately

Technologies Used