Record Series Abstract
Electronic database used to register and maintain taxpayers\' information regarding filing and paying state taxes. This system accounts for taxpayer payments, electronic ledgers and tax forms submitted with those payments for each type of Tennessee tax. Records series includes but not limited to: Revenue stamps, Tax Returns, etc.
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Records are generated in both paper and electronic. Paper records are converted to electronic and maintained in the RITS electronic database system, once paper records are reviewed for completeness and accuracy they will be destroyed. The electronic database is maintained and supported through several servers. These records are kept permanently in agency.
500 Deaderick Street, Andrew Jackson Building
Information Shared Outside the State
Internal Revenue Service
Yes - Original
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Agency servers and IBM Colorado location
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RITS runs on an IBM mainframe computer.
RITS is a legacy mainframe system that is used by the Department of Revenue to record and support the filing of tax returns, revenue collection, and the enforcement of tax payments. This system is written in the following languages: COBOL, Easytrieve, CICS. Transactions are input online during the day and are processed each night.
IBM in Boulder, Colorado
RITS data is backed up nightly before batch processing begins.
Bi-annual Disaster Recovery tests are completed that test for recovery should the system go down, and that includes division testing as well (TPS, VS, etc.).
Data Migration Description
N/A. Data is housed on DB2 tables in Boulder, Colorado and is not migrated to any other platform or system.
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