MONTICELLO, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paying property taxes in Drew County just got a lot easier thanks to a new online payment system offered by tax collector Tonya K. Loveless. Residents can visit ar.gov/drewtax and enter or search parcel numbers to begin. The online system prompts residents through secure payment screens and quickly provides a payment confirmation and a receipt for taxpayer records. The payment system also works on mobile phones.
“We are excited to offer this convenient payment option to our taxpayers who can now avoid standing in line and pay directly on their computers or mobile phones,” Drew County Tax Collector Tonya K. Loveless said. “For taxpayers that come into the office, they are able to pay by cash, cashier’s check, money order or with a credit card. We will accept a personal check on current taxes only.” Loveless noted that while she expects the online payment option to be popular, tax payments are still accepted by mail.
The Drew County Tax Collector partnered with the state’s digital government service provider, Information Network of Arkansas (INA), to develop the secure payment system, which ensures privacy, security, and data integrity. Credit card transactions include a processing fee to cover the cost of the system, which INA developed for the county free of charge.
Drew County personal property and real estate taxes are due March 1 and considered delinquent after October 15. Residents and business owners can pay their county taxes online at ar.gov/drewtax with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card through a secure payment processing system. Payments can also be made in person at the Drew County Tax Collector’s office, by phone by calling 866-257-2055 and entering county code 22, or by mail.
About Information Network of Arkansas
The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information services. Little Rock-based AIC is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (EGOV) family of companies. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 750 state and local online services.
Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.