Mississippi Department of Revenue Offers Convenient Mobile Tax Payments

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Mississippi Department of Revenue Offers Convenient Mobile Tax Payments

JACKSON, Miss.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Mississippi Department of Revenue has launched a new, convenient way for citizens and businesses to pay their taxes using a credit or debit card. The all-new mobile tax application equips department agents with mobile devices to take citizen's tax payments in a secure and protected system.

When a revenue agent visits a taxpayer with a delinquent tax liability, the agent provides credentials identifying themselves as agents of the Department of Revenue. After the agent responds to required questions concerning the debt, the application allows the taxpayer to securely pay their tax, on the spot, through the State's official payment solution. Corporate and finance tax, gaming tax, insurance premium tax, individual income tax and withholding tax are just a few of the many tax types available for payment.

"The Department of Revenue is always looking for new ways to make the tax paying process as convenient as possible for citizens," said Ed Morgan, Commissioner of Revenue. "With the rapid increase in use of mobile technology, the Department saw an opportunity to use a mobile device for citizens to quickly pay their taxes. The mobile tax solution does just that by allowing agents to take tax payments anywhere in the state with a data connection in just a few minutes."

The mobile tax payment application, currently in its pilot stage, is another avenue for the Department to bring government directly to the citizens of Mississippi. The Department of Revenue mobile tax application joins a number of self-funded services created for the State of Mississippi through its partnership with Mississippi Interactive, which began in 2010.

About Mississippi Interactive

Mississippi Interactive is the official eGovernment solutions provider for the state of Mississippi. The company builds and manages interactive government services on behalf of the state and is a wholly owned subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (NAS: EGOV) .

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Mississippi Interactive, LLC
Deanna Gronlie

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Mississippi


The article Mississippi Department of Revenue Offers Convenient Mobile Tax Payments originally appeared on Fool.com.

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2013 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

People are Reading