Mumbai, June 25, 2013: Leading business analytics software and services provider, SAS is to help the Maharashtra state’s Sales Tax Department (MSTD) 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.
Says Vinay Kargaonkar, Special Inspector General of Police (Vigilance) Maharashtra Sales Tax: “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.”
Adds Sudipta K. Sen, Regional Director, South East Asia, CEO & Managing Director - SAS Institute (India):“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”