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CentralSquare Launches Digital Property Tax Tool in U.S.

Already deployed in Canada, the cloud software is designed to replace legacy systems and provide other benefits. The product launch follows other recent deals involving digital tax tools at the local and state level.

CentralSquare Technologies, which sells a wide range of software to public agencies, has launched its new U.S. digital property tax tool — the latest example of how digital and cloud-based tax software is playing an important role in the gov tech industry.

In a statement, the Florida-based company says its Property Tax Software solution can replace legacy systems with “modern cloud-based software” that reduces corporate risk, boosts efficiency and provides better service to taxpayers.

The new tool is hosted on Amazon Web Services — a reflection of how the e-commerce and logistics giant is becoming a more important player in the world of government technology.

“We are thrilled to bring the property tax solution to the U.S. market and further our relationship with AWS,” said CentralSquare Technologies Chief Product Officer Dara Brenner in that statement. “CentralSquare prioritizes investing in our market and customer base while simultaneously meeting customers where they are in their digitalization process.”

Property taxes can be among the most complex of government operations, of course. CentralSquare said that its new tool can scale and has enough flexibility to deal with the various tax laws across the country.

Ontario, Canada has already deployed the technology, according to that statement, with the launch taking place in January.

“The property tax solution has supported Chatham-Kent and Halton Hills customers through an entire tax cycle, allowing them to see significant efficiencies and reduced risk associated with aging legacy systems,” the company said in the statement.

This product launch comes amid other deals involving property tax software as local and state governments increasingly turn to digital tools.

For instance, in February, Oregon-based ERP tech provider Springbrook Software bought tech firm PUBLIQ Software, whose tools included property tax management. Springbrook said that some 2,000 public agencies in the U.S. already used the company’s cloud software for finances, payroll, utility billing and citizen payments.

“PUBLIQ Software will enable us to offer a new comprehensive and powerful property tax suite," Robert Bonavito, CEO of Springbrook Software, said at the time. "It will be fully integrated with our Cirrus financial ERP and will provide our customers with the strongest, most complete and secure platform for running local government agencies."