Fujitsu Ltd. has received an order from the British government for a large-scale system to provide tax services via the Internet, Fujitsu officials said Thursday.

The deal is worth £929 million, or about 172.5 billion yen, and the system will be one of the largest in Europe, the officials said.

The size of the order is also one of the biggest ever for Fujitsu, which aims to enter the increasingly competitive global electronic-government systems market.

According to Fujitsu, the system will be used for tax collection by the British Customs and Excise Department and will enable taxpayers to file their returns and apply for rebates over the Internet by allocating 19,000 computers at 320 tax offices in Britain.

The deal was first signed in 1999 under a 10-year contract worth £680 million (about 126.2 billion yen), but in line with the expansion of the system, the value of the order has increased.

Meanwhile, Fujitsu officials said the company has also landed an order worth £35 million (about 6.5 billion yen) for a system that will enable organizations related to the judiciary in Northern Ireland, such as police and the courts, to share information.

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