NORCROSS, Ga., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants all those who own property in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to know that the due date for paying real estate taxes in full without penalty is Saturday, March 31. This year, the last day of March falls on a Saturday, but as long as the tax payment is received by March 31 or earlier, the payment will be considered paid on time. "By paying online through Official Payments, Philadelphia property owners will take advantage of one of the fastest, easiest and most secure ways to pay taxes owed," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. Taxpayers can begin the payment process by logging onto www.OfficialPayments.com and selecting the "Local Payments" button. Official Payments accepts debit and credit cards as well as other electronic payment methods for Philadelphia taxes. Payments made later than March 31 are subject to additional charges, including interest and penalties. People with questions about their Philadelphia real estate tax obligations can email email@example.com. 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 www.OfficialPayments.com. Corporate information is available at www.OPAY.OfficialPayments.com. 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.