NORCROSS, Ga., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants Texas property owners to be aware that the due date for paying property taxes is Thursday, January 31, 2013. Anyone who misses this deadline may be charged penalties and interest fees that will continue to accrue until the tax is paid.
"Since the Lone Star State has no state income tax, property taxes are the largest sources of funding for local services. Therefore, authorities want to ensure taxes are paid on time," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. "Official Payments makes paying property taxes fast, easy and secure, and payments are credited on the day they are made, so customers can pay right up to the deadline if needed."
Property owners can begin the payment process by going online at www.OfficialPayments.com and selecting the "Local Payments" button. Texans can use a debit or credit card to pay their taxes online at www.OfficialPayments.com anytime between now and January 31.
About Official PaymentsOfficial Payments Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPAY) provides turnkey electronic payment solutions for over 3,000 clients across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Official Payments' solutions enable government agencies, educational institutions, utility companies and charitable organizations to seamlessly accept secure, convenient payments by credit card, debit card and electronic check via mobile, web ( www.OfficialPayments.com), telephone and point of sale. 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.