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Michigan Treasury overhauling several old software systems


The Michigan Department of Treasury is working on a massive overhaul of several decades-old software systems, including a program that collects electronically filed individual tax returns and checks them for errors.
The Lansing State Journal reports  that officials say the multi-year, multimillion-dollar initiative to upgrade the systems is necessary because they're becoming increasingly outmoded.
Scott Lonberger, the department's director of tax processing, says the systems run well, but if there's a problem they're difficult to fix.

The department already has upgraded some of its biggest programs, including the ones that oversee sales and use taxes and the corporate income and business taxes. The department recently took on the income tax collection for Detroit, so that was put onto the upgraded system.