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Maharashtra Sales Tax Department chooses SAS software to prevent fraud and revenue leakages 

Mumbai, India  (Jun. 25, 2013)  – Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (MSTD) has partnered with SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, to identify and minimise revenue loss through tax evasion.

MSTD contributes to approximately two-thirds of the total revenue of the State Government and has a strong workforce of 11,000 professionals. With the deployment of SAS analytics solutions, MSTD will leverage data-driven decision making in devising policies to maximise tax collection through universal coverage of all eligible tax payers. SAS' business intelligence solutions will enable decision support and resource optimisation across various divisions of MSTD. The department, after the successful implementation of analytics solutions, hopes to curb practices of evasion and suppression activities performed by fraudulent dealers.

Commenting on the alliance, Sh. Vinay Kargaonkar, Special Inspector General of Police (Vigilance) Maharashtra Sales Tax, said "I hope the cutting edge tools of data mining and data analysis from SAS would surely help department to curb the revenue leakages and enhance the state revenue."

Sudipta K. Sen, Regional Director – South East Asia, CEO & Managing Director - SAS Institute (India) said, “We are proud to be associated with Maharashtra Sales Tax Department. Globally and in India, SAS has empowered several government institutions in increasing efficiencies and enhancing public service.  I am confident that our analytics solutions will help Maharashtra Sales Tax Department to achieve their desired objectives and minimise revenue losses.“

 

ABOUT MAHARASHTRA SALES TAX DEPARTMENT:

Maharashtra Sales Tax Department is responsible for Tax Administration i.e. regulating and collecting Tax for Maharashtra State. The department administers the Value Added Tax Act and allied statutes and the Profession Tax Act in an impartial, uniform and efficient manner so as to maximise tax collection through universal coverage of all eligible tax payers.

ABOUT SAS INDIA:

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 65,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®. SAS has been in India since 1997. SAS India operations are headquartered in Mumbai with regional offices in Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune. SAS works with organisations across Industries and offers them Analytics & Business Intelligence to fuel innovation and meet their business objectives. Year on year SAS has been leading the Advanced Analytics market in India with majority market share. It has also been awarded as one of the best places to work for by the Great Places to Work institute. Information on SAS India operations can be found at www.sas.com/india

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 65,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world The Power to Know®. The Power to Know®® .

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