MELBOURNE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paying property taxes in Izard County, Arkansas, just got a lot easier thanks to a new online payment system offered by tax collector Marilyn Downing. Residents can now avoid a trip to the Collector’s Office by visiting ar.gov/izardtax and pay their taxes online with just a few clicks on their desktop computers or mobile phones. By entering or searching parcel numbers to begin, taxpayers are guided by the online system through a series of secure payment screens and are quickly provided with a payment confirmation and a receipt for their records.
“We are thrilled to offer this convenient and mobile-friendly payment option to our taxpayers,” Izard County Tax Collector Marilyn Downing said. “We want to make it easier for people to pay their taxes quickly and avoid delinquency, and this online payment system makes that possible.” Downing noted that while she expects the online payment option to be popular, tax payments are still accepted in person or by mail.
The Izard 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.
Izard 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/izardtax with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card, or by electronic check through a secure payment processing system. Payments can also be made in person at the Izard County Tax Collector’s office 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 and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating its 20th year as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is part of digital government firm NIC's (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of companies. A local tech employer, AIC was recently named to the 2017 “Best Places to Work in Arkansas” list sponsored by Arkansas Business. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 850 state and local online services.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.