ELECTRONIC STAMP DUTY PAYMENT SYSTEM
The purpose of this research was to develop a computerized process of applying for and paying for stamp duty. This is simply a change in the process of assessing, that is, knowing what you supposed to pay and for what instrument and actually paying for stamp duty. The study critically analyses the manual method of collecting stamp duty in Nigeria and uses ideas so gathered to design a new site (Electronic Stamp Duty Payment System) for use by the Tax Administrators in Federal Inland Revenue Services, Credit Officers in the bank, insurance companies, hire purchase companies, taxpayers/clients e.t.c. from anywhere across the country for payment of stamp duty. The new site allows the Admin to login, create instrument type, verify declared instrument, authenticate a document, generate stamp certificate, view property status of instrument and generate account report. Also, the new site allows the clients to login, create account, declare instrument, make payment, track instrument declaration status, view property status of instrument and apply for duplicate certificate. The system was analyzed and designed using object oriented analysis and design methodology. It was implemented in java using eclipse development environment IDE. Other tools used for the application are unified modeling language tool (UML) for analysis and design, HTML, CSS and mySQL database management system for permanent storage of application data. Innovations in the new system includes: online application for duplicate stamp certificates, certificate authentication facility on the FIRS web portal to allay fear of fake/counterfeit certificates and automatic generation of stamp certificate removing fatigue of physical embossment.