Accenture signs $2.6 billion deal to modernize tax agency IRS’s systems

The IRS said it will launch a free, government-provided direct tax filing option next year. (Representative)

An Accenture Plc unit said on Wednesday it has won a deal worth up to $2.6 billion with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to modernize the government tax agency’s systems.

Accenture Federal Services said it was awarded the contract for seven years, adding that it will be open to future orders to support the IRS as it creates new ways for taxpayers and professionals to interact with the agency. Have to compete.

Earlier this month, the IRS said it would launch a free, government-provided direct tax filing option next year, resulting in the launch of a full-scale IRS filing system similar to private tax preparers like TurboTax-parent Intuit Inc. It is possible ,

Intuit reported lower-than-expected current-quarter profit on Tuesday as it prepares to tackle competition by investing in its products.

“It’s not really a threat at all,” said Intuit CEO Sasan Gudraji, pointing to an IRS exploratory study that found 72% of American taxpayers surveyed were “very interested” or “somewhat interested” in electronic forms. Used a government tool to file your taxes. Return.

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