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Jonesboro, Arkansas Launches New Online Payment Service

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Residents and businesses can now pay municipal taxes and fees online through city’s website and in-office with credit or debit card.

Paying municipal taxes and fees in Jonesboro, Arkansas is now easier thanks to a new online payment system offered by the city. Residents and businesses can visit ar.gov/jonesboro to make convenient online payments from their mobile devices or desktop computers with a credit card, debit card or electronic check. The city is also now accepting debit or credit cards for in-office payments.

From the website’s homepage, residents can enter their unique resident identifier to retrieve all invoices and make payments for mowing, demolition and sanitation fees, as well as alarm fees, street repair charges, parking fees, privilege licenses and sponsorship payments. The search feature also allows residents to look up their resident ID directly from the payment system.

Business owners can also elect to pay motel or hotel taxes, privilege license renewals, alcohol beverage taxes and telephone franchise fees from the website. In addition, required documentation can be easily uploaded prior to making a payment.

“We’re excited to offer this new convenient payment system to our Jonesboro residents and businesses,” said Mayor Harold Perrin. “People can now pay many taxes and fees with just a few clicks on their phones or computers. We expect this service to become even more efficient as we add more online payment options in the future.”

The City of Jonesboro partnered with the state’s digital government service provider, the Information Network of Arkansas (INA), to develop its website (ar.gov/jonesboro) and its secure payment system which ensures privacy, security and data integrity. Credit card transactions include a processing fee to cover the cost of the system which INA developed for the city free of charge.

About Information Network of Arkansas

The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating 22 years as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is part of digital government firm NIC's (EGOV) family of companies. A local tech employer, AIC was named the 2019 “Best Place to Work in Arkansas” by Arkansas Business. INA operates Arkansas.gov, the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than 950 state and local online services.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The Company created the nation's first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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