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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.

Avenu Today and Tomorrow: A conversation with CEO Paul Colangelo

Although Avenu is a new name to many jurisdictions, it has a heritage that goes back decades. Companies that Avenu has acquired were prominent among the cities and counties they served, and Avenu embodies their great characteristics in its vision going forward. Here Avenu CEO Paul Colangelo gives perspective on how Avenu supports its government customers.

Unclaimed Property: How to Collect Your Cash

If you’ve ever come across change in your jean pocket or a few dollars in an old purse, you know the giddy joy of finding missing money. When you’re tight on cash, those extra few bucks can make all the difference. But what if you were able to come across more than that?

Bucking the Revenue Trend in Vestavia Hills, Alabama

How Avenu Insights & Analytics helped Vestavia Hills, AL recover nearly $1.67 million in lost revenue and helped establish an online filing and payment system for its constituents.

Spanish-language Version of MissingMoney.com Offers Free Search for Unclaimed Money

Spanish speakers can now see if there is any money in their name being held by state governments. A free search on the new Spanish-language version of MissingMoney.com will show if there are any forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policies, money transfers or utility deposits in their name. Each year the states receive billions of dollars in unclaimed assets and they also return billions to rightful owners.

The Meaning of Partnership for State and Local Government

Kennon Walthall is Avenu’s senior vice president in charge of partnerships. Here he describes the partner program and how it brings value to Avenu’s state and local government clients.

Digitizing the Past in Plymouth County, Massachusetts

How America’s famous colony is preparing for the next 400 years.

Governments That Get IT Right

GovTech magazine’s Ben Miller recently joined Avenu’s Director of IT Roger Murphy on a webinar to highlight examples of local governments that are making the best use of technology with minimal cost. Highlights are below.

Webinar: Shadow Revenue: Where It Is and How to Find It

Does your actual business license revenue match up with the estimated amount? Gaps occur when businesses don’t pay or underreport their taxes and fees, which is becoming more common as they operate on mobile and virtual platforms.

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