Akins said the county as a government entity can't absorb fees charged by credit companies. Customers' fees for those using credit cards are on average 7 percent of the total bill. Akins said the higher fees present a barrier for some who seek to pay their bills online. Akins said the county is conducting a review on how the fees might be lowered.
Akins is scheduled to discuss this issue with the
Akins said the tax department began processing all mail-in county tax payments this tax year instead of using a payment processing facility run by BB&T in
Akins said he was satisfied with the county's property tax collection rate of 97.79 percent for tax year 2013 since it was higher than the 97.1 percent rate for 2012. The county's five-year average for property tax rate collections is 96.80 percent.
According to the tax department, the county has collected
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