W.Va. says online payments continue to grow

West Virginia treasurer says online payments through e-government program continue to grow

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The amount of revenue West Virginia receives electronically rather than from old-fashioned paper checks continues to grow.

State Treasurer John Perdue says the state's e-government program has collected $330 million so far this fiscal year, passing last year's mark of $319 million. Final fiscal 2013 totals will be available in July.

The program has been growing annually since taking in $175 million in 2009.

Perdue says the use of online payments continues to rise because it saves time, personnel and paper.

As it has since the program's beginning, West Virginia University led all payees with nearly $114 million in e-government transactions as students log onto the school's website and use a credit or debit card to pay tuition and fees.

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