The huge contract covers the firm's Accura 144 + Fax 144 devices and could be extended in the course of 1997, according to the US communications equipment maker. The modem influx will help the Revenue go live with its plans to introduce 24-hour electronic processing of tax self-assessment forms from April this year. Free modems will be distributed to tax agents who undertake to submit a certain number of self-assessment returns per annum.
Other chunks of the self-assessment programme have gone to EDS, Racal, Bull and Wick Hill.
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