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CPAS: A Modern Solution to Pension Management

Managing pension and benefit plans can be challenging in today’s world.  Disparate data sources, ongoing legislative changes, manual processes and work-arounds, and the increasing demand for instant access to information all create a complicated situation. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be complicated.

How to Achieve Hassle-Free Unclaimed Property Reporting

If you’re in charge of reporting unclaimed property for your company, you understand the dreaded challenges it can bring each year, especially if reports for multiple jurisdictions are needed.

CA – Preserving UUT Revenues / SB 344 (McGuire)

SB 344 provides a one-year sunset extension for the point-of-sale collection mechanism for Utility User Taxes imposed on prepaid wireless service.  Currently,  104 local agencies (101 cities and 3 counties) participate in the program set up under AB 1717 (2014).  SB 344 will preserve the revenues.   READ MORE HERE.

MissingMoney.com is Putting Money in the Pockets of Americans!

Americans are strapped for cash. Only 40% of Americans have enough money to pay a $1,000 unexpected expense from savings. We’re constantly looking for second jobs, and ways to bring in extra money. However, Americans are starting to realize there may be an easier way to put a little extra money in your pocket.

Webinar: How to Search Records in Milliseconds vs Minutes

Avenu’s webinar showcases a cutting-edge new document search tool developed specifically for local government in partnership with Google Cloud and Sada Systems. Clearview Super Search enables governments to access documents with lightning speed across departments. The advanced search techniques allow constituents to quickly and conveniently search, purchase and download files, reducing support calls, while increasing revenue and productivity.

Transforming IT Services for Your Business or Jurisdiction

Local governments know that managing IT is a constant challenge.

Beware of “Dark Store” Tax Assessments

Big box retailers are increasingly using the “dark store” tax strategy under which they want to pay property tax for one thriving location based on comparables that are no longer operating. The lower valuation is costing governments millions of dollars, as one county in Kansas found out after a state review board said it overvalued Walmart’s stores by $60 million.

Managing Disruption: Using Data to Drive Local Government Transformation

Just when you think you’ve figured out how to secure your information technology (IT) systems, along comes the Internet of Things. Disruptive forces present a constant challenge to local government leaders because they upend traditional processes, time-honored delivery methods and citizen expectations.

Millions Recovered in Beaumont, TX

In 2010, Beaumont’s leaders partnered with Avenu to explore a different kind of resource: untapped revenue. Starting with a simple hotel audit, they discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in hotel taxes. The partnership — and its associated revenue stream — continue to grow; with Avenu’s resources, insight, and expertise, Beaumont has tapped into millions in additional hotel taxes, sales and use taxes, and more.

CA – Summer Recess Edition – Legislative Review and Recent Legal Decisions

This expanded edition covers viable revenue-related proposed measures that impact local governments.    Local agencies continue to seek bills allowing for the authorization for transaction and use taxes beyond the statutory cap level;  SB 344 would provide a one year sunset extension that will allow the continuation of utility user tax revenues from prepaid wireless,  several measures impact business license processes. READ MORE HERE.

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