Montana Approves AutoTax

OKs AIMS' solution for filing motor fuel taxes electronically

MONROE, La. -- More states now either require or allow petroleum marketers to file motor fuel tax reports electronically. The state of Montana has approved AutoTax, AIMS Inc.'s software solution for electronically filing motor fuel tax schedules.

"AutoTax provides every marketer an easy-to-use e-filing and reporting solution, tailored to each state's unique filing format. Each state certifies that AutoTax can correctly produce the specific file format required by that state," said David Dorries, director of sales and marketing.

To meet each state's unique file requirements, AutoTax produces numerous file formats, including EDI ("electronic data interchange"), XML, Excel, .csv and more.

AutoTax imports motor fuel tax data produced by a marketer's accounting system. It converts that data into the file format required by each state and then creates a file that can be transmitted to the state's revenue department.

AutoTax is cloud-based technology that requires no additional hardware or software. It can be used by both AIMS' accounting software clients and marketers who are using another company's accounting software. For marketers not using AIMS accounting software, AIMS can provide conversion software that will prepare the data to be imported into AutoTax.

In business since 1968, AIMS, Monroe, La., develops, markets and supports a wide array of automated data processing products and services for the wholesale petroleum distribution industry. Products include COMPAS Commander, a complete fuel wholesale and retail accounting software system developed in a true Windows environment; AutoSend, a specialized UST fuel inventory management and dispatching software system; AutoSIR, an in-house Statistical Inventory Reconciliation software system; and AutoTax, a standalone tax solution, which offers all marketers a better choice when filing EDI motor fuel tax reports. Optional Process Automation Modules that are available include Cardlock processing, payroll, customer bank account drafting, posting of rack prices from electronic downloads, faxing and/or emailing of critical documents directly from the computer system and importation of bills of lading (BOLs).