BLYTHEVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paying property taxes in Mississippi County, Arkansas, just got a lot easier thanks to a new online payment system offered by tax collector Susan McCormick. Residents can now avoid a trip to the Collector’s Office by visiting ar.gov/mississippitax and paying 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 excited to offer this new payment option to our taxpayers,” Mississippi County Tax Collector Susan McCormick said. “We want to make it easier for people to pay their taxes quickly and avoid standing in long lines, and this online payment system makes that possible.” McCormick noted that while she expects the online payment option to be popular, tax payments are still accepted in person or by mail.
The Mississippi 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.
Mississippi 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/mississippitax with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express debit or credit card. Payments can also be made in person at the Mississippi 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 22nd 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 named the 2018 “Best Place to Work in Arkansas” 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) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company launched the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.