RESTON, Va., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments Corp., a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants property owners in Maricopa County, Arizona, to know that the official due date for the first installment of property tax payments is October 1. Taxpayers actually have until November 1 at 5 p.m. to pay before taxes are considered delinquent and become subject to interest accrual. Taxpayers can pay electronically using credit cards, debit cards, and electronic checks by paying online through Official Payments.
"Maricopa County property taxes are billed in September and are payable in two installments," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Tier Technologies, Inc., the parent company of Official Payments. "The first installment is due on October 1 and becomes delinquent after November 1. The second installment is due on March 1 of the next calendar year and becomes delinquent after May 1."
Taxpayers can go online at www.officialpayments.com click the "Local Payments" button and select Arizona, then Maricopa County Treasurer and Real Property Tax Payments from the pull-down menus. The site will automatically redirect to a page where one can simply enter the individual parcel number and follow the prompts to pay online. Official Payments makes paying Maricopa County property taxes fast, easy and secure.
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 (IRS), 27 state governments, the District of Columbia, over 4,600 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, electronic checks and Bill Me Later via online, telephone, point of sale and other channels. Visit https://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 website 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.
The tax due dates outlined in this release are obtained from a taxing authority and it is not the responsibly of Official Payments to communicate any changes or updates. Taxpayers are responsible for determining tax deadlines.
SOURCE Official Payments Corp.