NORCROSS, Ga., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, offers tax professionals an easy way to help clients pay their federal, state and local tax obligations via credit cards, debit cards or other electronic methods. The process is as simple as logging onto www.OfficialPayments.com and creating an online account. Taxpayers who create an Official Payments account can use the service to pay a variety of taxes, including personal income taxes, estimated quarterly taxes and business taxes. "We want to make it easy for tax professionals to offer this convenience to their clients," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. "Marketing tools such as logos, online ads and print materials are available to help tax preparers and advisors communicate this service to their clients." By using credit cards to pay tax bills, clients can better manage their cash flow and, if their card program qualifies, they can even earn valuable reward points that may be used for merchandise, travel and dining, business purchases or employee recognition programs. Official Payments was the very first electronic payment provider to be selected by the Internal Revenue Service and has been processing federal tax payments since 1999. Tax professionals and their clients can rest assured that we make paying taxes fast, easy and secure. To learn more, go to www.OfficialPayments.com and click on the Tax Professionals link at the bottom of the home page. About Official Payments Official Payments Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPAY) is a leading provider of electronic payment solutions in the biller direct market. Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, the company provides enhanced electronic payment services that include multiple payment choices, payment channels, and bill payment products and services to over 4,700 clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Official Payments serves clients in multiple markets including federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and utilities. Consumers may 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 alternative payment methods via online, telephone, point of sale and other channels by visiting http://www.OfficialPayments.com. Corporate information is available at www.OPAY.OfficialPayments.com.