Florida Property Taxes Due March 31

Mar 21, 2011, 11:35 ET from Official Payments Corp.

RESTON, Va., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments Corp., a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants to remind Florida property owners that the property tax due date is Thursday, March 31. Those who own property in Duval, Hillsborough and Orange counties may pay online through www.OfficialPayments.com.

"Residents in Duval, Hillsborough and Orange counties can use a credit or debit card to pay their property taxes online at www.OfficialPayments.com by 11:59 p.m. on March 31, and their taxes will be officially paid," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Tier Technologies, Inc., the parent company of Official Payments.

Taxes are considered delinquent on April 1, at which time a 3% penalty is added to the bill. County tax collectors are required to hold a tax certificate sale to collect taxes that remain unpaid. These certificates become enforceable first liens against the real estate. Taxpayers should visit their county's website for additional information.

Official Payments contracts with individual Florida counties to process online payments for property taxes, water bills, citations, utilities, and court fees.  Duval, Hillsborough and Orange counties are among the most populous counties in the state and encompass the cities of Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando, respectively.

About Official Payments Corp.

Official Payments Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tier Technologies, Inc., 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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