TaxSys® to be Complete for California in 2016

September 21, 2015


Grant Street Group, an innovator in cloud-based tax collection software, announced today that its California-specific TaxSys® platform, a comprehensive tax collection, management, and apportionment application, will be complete in 2016.

Since 2005 Grant Street has been participating in CACTTC conferences with an eye toward providing a tax collection, management, and apportionment solution for California Treasurer-Tax Collectors and Auditor-Controllers. The past 10 years have been spent building relationships with CACTTC and CalSACA members who have conveyed an urgent need for a property tax system that can satisfy the unique requirements of the California marketplace.

“Eighteen months ago, fully cognizant of the problems that have frustrated other attempts to build such a system, we committed ourselves to doing just that,” said John McCarthy, Executive Director of Sales for Grant Street Group. Grant Street has a dedicated team of experienced professionals working full-time to craft requirements, architect California-specific changes to TaxSys and develop a prototype, which has been used to demonstrate TaxSys’ capabilities. Feedback from these demonstrations has guided refinements to these requirements and specifications. The team also includes several former California Treasurer-Tax Collector and Auditor-Controller senior staff members who serve as outside consultants.

“Thanks to the cooperation of a number of California Tax Collectors and Auditors, our efforts have been progressing rapidly,” added Mr. McCarthy. By year-end Grant Street will have completed development of both California-specific supplementals and apportionment functionality, which will be added to existing cashiering, reporting, administration, delinquent collections and bankruptcy modules currently used by 22 counties (including Miami-Dade) to collect and distribute over 60% of all property taxes in Florida.

Development of all other California-specific functionality will be completed in 2016. Accordingly, Grant Street has begun responding to property tax system Requests For Proposals from California counties. Based on the historical track record for TaxSys implementations, Grant Street expects to complete data conversion and system implementation – even the most challenging – within three years of contract execution.

Grant Street appreciates the confidence of the California counties that have helped us reach this milestone.