TAS Group has signed a contract with the Tuscany region to supply an infrastructure for payment and collection services. The platform will enable individuals and companies to pay some 80 types of duties and taxes for public services, fines, and healthcare contributions. Users can also consult their accounts to see how much they owe the local government for the fees and taxes mentioned. The service can be accessed through cash machines (ATMs), the Internet, or digital landline.
The infrastructure will become operational in 2009 through a pilot project, while full operation is projected for 2010. The supply and service contract, won by TAS following a public tendering procedure, has a duration of eight years and a value of around €14m for TAS.
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