Governor Christine Todd Whitman issued Executive Reorganization Plan 001-1997 on January 14, 1997. This plan, which became effective on March 15, 1997, transferred the responsibility for various debt collection and receipt processing functions to the newly created Division of Revenue. This transfer affects these activities, in part, within the Departments of Environmental Protection, Transportation, Treasury, Corrections, and Law and Public Safety. The Revenue processing functions of the Division of Taxation, Motor Vehicle Services and the Department of Environmental Protection were transferred to the Division of Revenue. Also part of the bad debt collections for Motor Vehicle Services, Treasury, Department of Environmental Protection, Corrections, and Law and Public safety were transferred and consolidated into the Division of Revenue. Moreover, on July 1, 1998, as part of budget for fiscal year 1999 of the State of New Jersey, the revenue processing functions of the Department of Labor were transferred to the Division of Revenue. The purpose of the plan is to consolidate revenue management. This centralizing revenue management will provide for clearly defined and controlled policies and procedures especially relating to cash receipts and the management of accounts receivable and collection of delinquent receivables. The effect will be more effective and expeditious processing of revenues. There will be decreased costs, increased productivity and the reduction of overlapping and duplications of effort. The Division of Revenue is comprised of two major activities, Revenue and Operations and two additional groups Administrative Services and Internal Audits.
- REVENUE is responsible for all aspects of accounting and reporting of revenues. Under REVENUE MANAGEMENT POLICY are found REVENUE ACCOUNTING and CENTRAL COLLECTIONS. And under BUSINESS SERVICES are found, COMMERCIAL RECORDING in the BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICE, CLIENT REGISTRATION, and ALTERNATE FILING.
- OPERATIONS is responsible for the processing of all returns, forms and for the deposit of all revenues received and debts collected by the Division of Revenue. Operations is divided between TECHNICAL SERVICES BRANCH, and its subordinate unit TRANSACTION AUDIT; and PROCESSING OPERATION BRANCH with the PROCESSING BUREAU, and DATA ENTRY/CONVERSION BUREAU.
- ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGISLATIVE SERVICES is responsible for representing the Division of Revenue throughout the State government and for support to the rest of the Division.
- INTERNAL AUDIT is responsible for conducting financial, compliance, and operational audits within the Division of Revenue to ensure the goals of senior management are being performed in the most appropriate manner. The chief of this unit reports directly to the State Treasurer to maintain a position of independence and objectivity essential to achieve the audit mission and responsibilities.