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Property Tax Payments - Service Details
Option A: Electronic Checks (eChecks)
An eCheck is the electronic submittal of payment that transfers money from the customer account to the merchant account (or a municipal account in this case), following federal NACHA rules.
Similar to a paper check, real time authorization of account numbers and balances is not possible. A few items to consider when considering eChecks:
Benefits to accepting eChecks:
The way it works:
All eCheck payments will be deposited directly into a municipal government bank account. Municipalities may either open a Bank of America account by completing the attached paperwork, or verify that their current bank can accept NACHA files electronically. Please let InforME know which option you prefer so we can assist you in set up.
The InforME share is $2.00 per property tax paid. InforME will invoice the municipality the first week of each month for the previous month’s amount due. The Municipality has net 20 to remit payment.
Option B: Credit Cards
Municipalities may allow their residents to pay property taxes using a credit card. Using the InforME credit card engine, taxpayers may pay by MasterCard, Visa, or Discover cards. Municipalities must choose one of the following methods:
Municipalities with enabling legislative authority may choose to charge tax payers a convenience fee on top of the tax amount due. This convenience fee would cover the merchant fees, banking fees and InforME share. Please send statutory citation to InforME.
The Municipal Administrative Site provides a secure, password protected interface that allows municipalities to search for online transactions by date, date range, transaction number, or name of property owner. Municipalities will also have the option to download a data file.
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