UPDATED: Revenue department hits snag with no-bid contract

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(Updated to include more details about the contracts; with more comments from lawmakers; comment from governor's spokeswoman; edits throughout)

State revenue officials have hit a snag with software for processing tax returns that was included in a $61 million, no-bid contract that led to the layoffs of information technology employees.

Meeting with the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday morning, Revenue Secretary Mark Beshears revealed that CGI Technologies' system for processing the tax returns was supposed to go live last October.

It still hasn't gone online and now the company is looking to start testing later this summer . . .

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