[scroll down for details on 2020 award winners]

FTA TAX ADMINISTRATION AWARDS

  • You can submit your good ideas and favorite programs throughout the year.
  • You can update submissions as programs mature or yield new results. 
  • There is no limit on how many great ideas you can submit, or the categories (compliance, management, etc). (We want your sister agencies to be inspired to steal all of your great work.)
  • Judges are retired former presidents of the FTA Board of Trustees. They will choose the cream of the crop to receive an award. The number of winners vary each year. 
  • On Jan. 1, nominations that have been submitted or updated in the previous year will be sent to the judges.

To submit a nomination simply complete the form (link below). We took lessons from Storytelling 101 and USA TODAY to minimize the need for writing, eliminate the need for clever formatting and let your communications department strike one thing off its to-do list.
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To submit an award nomination, click here.

THE HARLEY T. DUNCAN AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

Nominees for the Harley T. Duncan Award for Leadership must be a current FTA member agency employee and cannot be the agency head.  To nominate an individual, an agency head should email a nomination letter by Jan. 1 to [email protected], listing the nominee’s career highlights and accomplishments. Remember to include the nominee's leadership of activities that involve other agencies or other states. Leadership award nominations are judged by the FTA Board of Trustees executive committee.


2020 Award Winners

2020 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service — Kevin Milligan, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Nomination letter
2020 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service — Karey Barton, Texas Office of the Comptroller Nomination letter
Indiana Department of Revenue — Privacy Training and Awareness
Indiana Department of Revenue — DORway (agency intranet)
Michigan Department of Treasury — Treasury Inclusion & Diversity Program
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue — Intelligent Mail Barcode Project
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue — Transformation of the License Renewal Experience
Philadelphia Department of Revenue — Government Video: the Broccoli of YouTube
Philadelphia Department of Revenue — Delivering Real Estate Tax Help to Your Doorstep
New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration —  Strategic Approach to Public Outreach
Wisconsin Department of Revenue — Software Registration and Approval Process for XML Filing of Withholding and Information Returns

2019  Award Winners [this portion of the site still being updated]

Harley T. Duncan Award for Leadership and Service - Diane Hardt, Wisconsin Department of Revenue

2018 Award Winners

  • Michael Chertude, Washington State Department of Revenue, Harley Duncan Award for Leadership
  • Barry Conover, Utah Tax Commission, Harley Duncan Award for Leadership
  • Alabama Department of Revenue, for its Income Tax Refund Fraud Individual App
  • Florida Department of Revenue, for its SCORE Partnership Team program
  • Maryland Office of the Comptroller, for its Impact of Age Demographics on Tax Filing and Revenue solution
  • Maryland Office of the Comptroller, for its Supervisor Enrichment program
  • Washington State Department of Revenue, for its Excise Law Training program
  • Wisconsin Department of Revenue, for its Customer Service Quality Assurance Toolkit

2017 Award Winners

Tony Mastin of the Oklahoma Tax Commission Wins the FTA Harley Duncan Award for Leadership

Iowa Department of Revenue is the Winner of the FTA Award for Outstanding Research and Analysis [news release]

Wisconsin and South Dakota are Co-Winners of the FTA Award for Outstanding Technology Applications. California Franchise Tax Board Receives Honorable Mention [news release]


2016 Award Winners

Doreen Warren of the Idaho Tax Commission Wins the FTA Harley Duncan Award for Leadership [View Nomination]

Kentucky Department of Revenue is the Winner of the FTA Award for Compliance. [View Nomination]

Washington State Department of Revenue has won the FTA Award for Management and Organization [View Nomination]

Wisconsin Department of Revenue receives an honorable mention for their management and organization initiative. [View Nomination]


2015 Award Winners

John Vecchiarelli of the Colorado Department of Revenue Wins the FTA Harley Duncan Award for Leadership.

Virginia Department of Taxation is a Co-winner of the 2015 FTA Award for Taxpayer Service and Education.

New York State is a co-winner of the FTA Award for Taxpayer Service and Education.

Washington State Department of Revenue has won the 2015 FTA Award for Training


2014 Award Winners

Wisconsin Department of Revenue is a Co-winner of the FTA Award for Outstanding Technology Applications [news release]

Mack Gillim of Kentucky Dept. of Revenue Wins the FTA Harley Duncan Award for Leadership [new release]

New York State Department of Taxation & Finance a Co-winner of the FTA Award for Outstanding Technology Applications [news release]

Washington State Department of Revenue has won the 2014 FTA Award for Outstanding Research [news release]


2013 Award Winners

Washington State's Janet Shimabukuro has won the FTA Harley T Duncan Award for Leadership

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has won the FTA Award for Management for its enterprise-wide approach to risk management 

Washington State Department of Revenue has won the 2013 FTA Award for Compliance

North Carolina Department of Revenue and Minnesota Department of Revenue Compliance Programs receive an honorable mention by the judges.