Helping Governments Manage Revenue, Fairly and Accurately
You need robust revenue to provide public services. The public needs transparency in the process. Either way, our end-to-end Government Revenue Management system has you covered.
Efficiency, Speed and Accuracy – The Keys to Government Revenue
Governments are as diverse as the people and cultures they serve. But when it comes to keeping a government running through efficient assessment and collection of taxes, they all face the same basic challenges. Whether you’re a county on Florida’s Gold Coast or a republic in Africa emerging from strife and putting comprehensive tax procedures in place for the first time, it all comes down to fair and transparent assessment and valuation of property; efficient, effective billing and collection procedures; and absolute transparency with your most important constituents – the public.
Breakdowns at any point in the system can lead to lower revenue, confusion and perceptions of unfairness. Yet revenue departments face serious internal pressures, since they are often compelled to get the most out of aging or outdated software and hardware systems. It’s the classic chicken-and-egg scenario: You need the best tools in order to get better at managing and collecting taxes. At the same time, how can you afford improved technology without the collecting the appropriate revenue?
Wherever you’re located or whatever your specific tax needs are, GRM from Thomson Reuters can help you break down these barriers with technology systems, software and consulting services that are at once cutting-edge and cost-effective.
Consider land tenure and land rights analyses in developing countries, where just determining who owns what and where can be a major obstacle. Without that knowledge, tax collection may be haphazard at best. Our OpenTitle software offers a comprehensive solution for areas lacking a formalized cadastral and land registration system. OpenTitle is easy to use, incorporating digitized land records, surveys, maps, GPS boundary readings and other features for fullest possible data collection.
Even governments with sophisticated tenure and rights systems may lag when it comes to valuation, billing and collecting. To assure precise valuations, our Cadastre and GRM Valuation systems connect to offer the most advanced spatial property information, including high resolution mapping and centralized data management, plus comprehensive, easy to enter and use data management capable of bringing clarity to even the most complex property transactions. GRM Tax, meanwhile, offers comprehensive tax billing, collection and management tools to help ensure that needed revenue doesn’t slip between the cracks.Finally, our GRM e-Government solution puts your public records and operations right where they need to be: before the public. Think of e-Government as your most effective community outreach tool. Your constituents get online access to accurate, timely property information, electronic payments, records and other services – making it all the more likely that they’ll recognize your operation for what it is: a public service that benefits everyone.