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Awards

Deadline Extended: Submit your nominations for the 2024 awards by May 10th at midnight!
Philadelphia Department
of Revenue First Deputy Revenue
Commissioner Kathleen McColgan
Harley T. Duncan Award
for Leadership and Service
Congratulations to our 2023
FTA Award Recipients
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Rhode Island Division of TaxationFTA Innovation
and Excellence Award
Congratulations to our 2023
FTA Award Recipients
Washington Department of RevenueFTA Innovation
and Excellence Award
Congratulations to our 2023
FTA Award Recipients
Wisconsin Department of RevenueFTA Innovation
and Excellence Award
Congratulations to our 2023
FTA Award Recipients

FTA Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Tax Administration

View award winners and submit nominations for the Harley T. Duncan Award for Leadership and Service Award and other recognitions
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Nominate a Program of Excellence

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).

Please send any questions or comments to awards@taxadmin.org

Harley T. Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Nominate an oustanding leader in tax administration

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 to leadershipaward@taxadmin.org.  In your email, please list:

  • The nominee’s career highlights and accomplishments
  • 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.

Please send any questions or comments to awards@taxadmin.org

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FTA Award Recipients 

View recent award recipients and programs of excellence in tax administration
2022

2022 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service​

Eva M. Liggins
Director of Operations, District of Columbia
2022 Award Winners
New Mexico
Automated Destination Based Sourcing Address Tools
New Hampshire
Meals & Rooms Tax Monitor Forward Audit Program
Maryland
State of Maryland 30-Day Gas Tax Holiday
North Carolina
Hiring: The Great Race
Washington State
Department of Revenue Recruitment Video
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Virtual/In-person (VIP) Recruitment Team
Maryland
The Portico, Learning Management System

2021 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Sharonne Bonardi
Comptroller of Maryland
2021 Award Winners
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Target Tuesday
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
CDTFA Infographics
Indiana Department of Revenue
Employee Engagement and Audit Conference Pandemic Response
Illinois Department of Revenue
We want to give you money! (Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative)
Washington State Department of Revenue
Managing a massive influx of city partners into Washington State’s Business Licensing Service

2020 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Kevin Milligan
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Karey Barton
Texas Office of the Comptroller
2020 Award Winners
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 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Diane Hardt
Wisconsin Department of Revenue

2018 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Michael Chertude
Washington State Department of Revenue
Barry Conover
Utah Tax Commission
2018 Award Winners
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
Washington State Department of Revenue
Managing a massive influx of city partners into Washington State’s Business Licensing Service
Illinois Department of Revenue
We want to give you money! (Earned Income Tax Credit Initiative)
Washington State Department of Revenue
Managing a massive influx of city partners into Washington State’s Business Licensing Service

2017 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Tony Mastin
Oklahoma Tax Commission
2017 Award Winners
Iowa Department of Revenue
FTA Award for Outstanding Research and Analysis
Wisconsin
FTA Award for Outstanding Technology Applications
South Dakota
FTA Award for Outstanding Technology Applications
California Franchise Tax Board
Honorable Mention

2016 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Doreen Warren
Idaho Tax Commission
2016 Award Winners
Kentucky Department of Revenue
FTA Award for Compliance
Washington State Department of Revenue
FTA Award for Management and Organization
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Honorable mention for their management and organization initiative

2015 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

John Vecchiarelli
Colorado Department of Revenue
2015 Award Winners
Virginia Department of Taxation
Taxpayer Service and Education
New York State
Taxpayer Service and Education
Washington State Department of Revenue
2015 FTA Award for Training

2014 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Mack Gillim
Kentucky Dept. of Revenue
2014 Award Winners
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Outstanding Technology Applications
New York State Department of Taxation & Finance
Outstanding Technology Applications
Washington State Department of Revenue
Outstanding Research

2013 Harley Duncan Award for Leadership and Service

Janet Shimabukuro
Washington State
2013 Award Winners
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
Management for its enterprise-wide approach to risk management
Washington State Department of Revenue
Compliance
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Compliance Programs receive an honorable mention
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Compliance Programs receive an honorable mention
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