Marion County Electronic Tax Payments Up 38%
Fast, Convenient Payment Options are Encouraging More Taxpayers to Forgo Paper
INDIANAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Property taxes support schools and government services in Marion County, including health and hospital services, public transportation, libraries, and more. And now, paying a property tax bill by the May 10th deadline has never been easier. The County offers numerous payment options and taxpayers are embracing the technology, as evidenced by the increased usage of the various payment solutions via Invoice Cloud (up 38% from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019).
- With so many mobile devices in use, Pay by Text is the best option for paying on the go. Taxpayers can choose to opt in to get bill notifications and pay via text message.
- Over 13,500 taxpayers have already registered for Paperless billing to help the environment – and help the County save costs associated with mailing out paper invoices. Going Paperless can eliminate clutter and help reduce paper waste.
- To save time, taxpayers can take advantage of OneClickPay (similar to Amazon 1-Click), to jump directly to the payment page, skipping the invoice selection and payment entry processes.
- Budgeting to pay a tax bill is no longer a problem with FlexPay which allows payments in up to six monthly installments – taxpayers choose the dates when their payments will post.
- And, for those that would rather not even think about paying their tax bill, taxpayers can enroll in AutoPay – a service where payment is automatically deducted from their default payment method on the due date. Over 7,300 Marion County taxpayers currently take advantage of this time-saving feature.
According to Deputy Treasurer Joshua Peters, “Marion County Treasurer Claudia O. Fuentes is pleased to be able to offer these convenient payment options to taxpayers. We understand that people do not look forward to paying tax bills, so providing fast, simple and secure ways to make a payment lessens the burden for them and encourages on-time payments.”
The easy-to-use payment portal provides taxpayers with quick access to view tax bills and check their balance anytime 24/7 from anywhere they have internet access. Features include an “at a glance” dashboard, securely storing payment information (if requested), more automatic payment options, including choosing a specific day for payments to process, email reminders and more. For those that choose not to create an account, they can view their current bill and make a one-time payment without registering. Taxpayers may also pay via automated phone line by calling: 888-881-8986.
For further information on payment options visit our website at: treasurer.indy.gov or call 317-327-4444