Commonwealth Technology News
Governor Fletcher Touts eHealth Technology’s Ability to Improve Healthcare
Governor Ernie Fletcher touted the role of technology in health care before international government and technology leaders at the Microsoft Government Leaders forum in Washington, D.C.
Governor Fletcher Releases Inventory of Statewide High-Speed Internet Coverage
The ConnectKentucky Steering Committee met this week to unveil Phase I maps of current broadband coverage in Kentucky.
New Kentucky Land Office Web Presence
Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson announces instant access to historical records with the launch of the new Kentucky Land Office web presence.
Kentucky Digital Government Summit in Lexington
The fifth annual Kentucky Digital Government Summit was held in Lexington on April 26th.
IT a Slam-Dunk in Kentucky State Government
Kentucky's Commissioner of Technology, Mike Inman, recently spoke at a teleconference sponsored by the Center for Digital Government.
COT Celebrates "Take Your Child To Work Day"
On April 28th, COT hosted "Take Your Child To Work Day" and welcomed children of employees to their parents workplace.
Vehicle Enforcement Achieves Interoperability With KY State Police Radio System
Two-way radio communications for the Kentucky Department of Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) have moved into the 21st century.
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Kentucky E-File Highlights for 2004 Tax Year
Kentucky's E-File Statistics as of April 15, 2005:
774,094 E-Filed Individual Income Tax Returns have been received by the Department of Revenue. This represents 64.1% of all Individual Income Tax Returns filed thus far. Last year at the end of the filing season, 693,023 or 58.2% of all Individual Income Tax Returns filed with the Department of Revenue were E-Filed.
For comparison, in 2001, only 499,000 returns were filed electronically. As a result of this increase in electronic filing, the Department of Revenue has reduced the number of individual income tax packets it prints and mails each year. Since 2000, the department has reduced from 1.2 million to approximately 300,000 the number of tax packets it sends to individual taxpayers. Not only does this save the state printing and mailing costs, but it is also more environmentally friendly.