NORCROSS, Ga., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, offers tax professionals an easy way to help their clients pay federal, state and local tax obligations via credit card, debit card or electronic check. Taxpayers can simply log onto www.OfficialPayments.com, create an online account, and 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 let their clients know that they can pay their federal, state and local tax obligations online, over the phone or via their mobile devices," said Alex P. Hart, President and CEO of Official Payments. "Marketing tools, such as logos, web banners/buttons and print materials, are available to help tax preparers and advisors communicate these convenient payment options to their clients." By using credit cards to pay bills, taxpayers can better manage their cash flow and, if their card programs qualify, 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 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 Official Payments makes 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) provides turnkey electronic payment solutions for the IRS, 23 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and over 3,000 clients across all 50 states. 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 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.