NORCROSS, Ga., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, wants property owners in Maricopa County, Arizona, to know that the final date for the second installment of property tax payments is May 1 at 5 p.m., after which taxes are considered delinquent and become subject to interest accrual. Taxpayers can pay electronically using debit cards, credit 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 Official Payments. "The first installment was due last year on October 1. The second installment, although initially due on March 1, actually becomes delinquent after May 1." Taxpayers can go online at www.OfficialPayments.com, click on "Pay Local Taxes," and then select Arizona and 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 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.