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Fall River, MA: Electronic Tax Payments Grew by 17% to $3.8M

July 10, 2019

FALL RIVER, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2019--

Taxes. No one likes paying them. But real estate taxes support necessary services throughout our community.

City homeowners will have the option of making an electronic payment, paying by phone, or mailing a check this month to pay their tax bill. City taxpayers are embracing electronic payment technology, as evidenced by our 17% electronic tax payment growth from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019.

According to Ian Schachne, City Tax Collector, “The City of Fall River 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.”

Bob Lapides, Invoice Cloud President, stated “Taxpayers prefer self-service and flexibility on when, where and how to make tax payments electronically, that includes online payments, pay by phone and mobile payments. Paper check usage has been steadily declining for the last 19 years, mostly due to the convenience of electronic payments.”

Taxpayers cite the following top reasons for paying bills electronically: convenience, receipt of payment and avoiding late payment fines. The following benefits are most popular with the City of Fall River taxpayers:

This year please pay online at www.fallriverma.org. Or, call 855-801-0769 to pay by phone.

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CONTACT: City of Fall River

Ian Schachne,city_collector@fallriverma.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY FINANCE BANKING OTHER TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT

SOURCE: City of Fall River

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