RESTON, Va., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments Corp., a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, alerts real estate owners in California that the due date for paying property taxes is April 11 by 5 p.m. California property taxes are usually due April 10, but taxpayers get an extra day this year, because April 10 falls on a Sunday.
"Many counties have decided to make paying taxes easier and more convenient for their residents by partnering with Official Payments to process payments electronically," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Tier Technologies, Inc., the parent company of Official Payments. "Residents of these counties can log onto www.OfficialPayments.com and use a credit or debit card to pay online." The following cards are accepted: American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. Taxpayers have until April 11 at 4:59 p.m. to make the payment.
California property owners are charged 10 percent of the tax due when the tax becomes delinquent, plus an additional 10 dollars every time the tax collector has to make a report of delinquency.
Official Payments has contracts to process real estate tax payments with the following counties:
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About Official Payments Corp.
Official Payments Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tier Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIER), is a leading provider of electronic payment solutions for the United States Internal Revenue Service, 27 state governments, the District of Columbia, more than 4000 local and municipal government agencies, more than 350 colleges and universities, and other public and private interests in all 50 states. Official Payments customers can pay federal taxes, state and local taxes, property taxes and other bills such as utilities and college tuition with credit cards, debit cards and Bill Me Later via online, telephone, point of sale and other channels. Visit www.OfficialPayments.com for more information.
Official Payments is not a tax advisor and does not provide advice on any tax requirements. Use of any information from this announcement or site or any other web site referred to is for general information only and does not represent personal tax advice either expressed or implied. You are encouraged to seek professional tax advice for tax questions and assistance.
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