BillSoft Gains Certification From Florida Department of Revenue

BillSoft Inc. (Booth 720) announced that its EZGeo and EZGeo Online tax jurisdiction assignment products have received CST Database Certification by the State of Florida Department of Revenue for address to jurisdiction assignment.

The Florida Department of Revenue requires an overall accuracy rate of 95 percent for certification. EZGeo and EZGeo Online surpassed this rating with 99 percent accuracy, the company said in a press statement.

With this certification, communications and cable providers using EZGeo or EZGeo Online in Florida are eligible to receive a higher tax collection allowance (.75 percent versus .25 percent) and be granted the hold harmless provision of the Communication Services Tax (CST).

EZGeo and EZGeo Online identify tax jurisdictions for communications services across the United States.

The products also provide address scrubbing to postal standards and determine whether an address is in a special tax district or unincorporated area. EZGeo and EZGeo Online use street network data from NavTeq and TeleAtlas to locate addresses and determine their latitude and longitude a process called geocoding. Once the address is geocoded, the tax jurisdiction is identified.

This gives EZGeo and EZGeo Online customers a significantly higher degree of accuracy in identifying local taxing jurisdictions.

In addition, EZGeo and EZGeo Online have been integrated with CASS certified software, which allows customers to receive substantial postage discounts for their bulk mailings. CASS certification allows companies to obtain discounted postal rates for bulk mailings with a higher degree of accuracy for carrier routes, 5-digit ZIP codes, ZIP+4 codes and delivery point addresses nationwide.

BillSoft Inc.

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