- Natchitoches Parish Tax Commission Launches New Technology

h4>Taxpayers Can Now Pay Property Tax and Sales and Use Tax Online

NATCHITOCHES, LA [February 18, 2009] – The Natchitoches Parish Tax Commission (NTC) has launched a website that allows taxpayers to pay their property taxes online. The website, www.parishntc.com, allows taxpayers to search for their property by Bill Number, Property Address, or Ward and Parcel. Taxpayers have the option to pay property taxes with a checking or savings bank account. The website’s functionality and simplicity ensures that taxpayers can easily meet the deadline of February 27, 2009 for property tax payments.

The NTC also offers a website for Sales and Use Tax payments. The website, www.salestaxonline.com, features automatic calculations, online payments, online account number registration, and specialty accounts for filing for multiple companies. By filing online, taxpayers build a filing history and easily manage tax returns and payments for any filing frequency. The NTC urges its taxpayers to begin using the online services because they are secure, reliable, and friendly to those who are unfamiliar with or new to the internet.

Jerry McWherter, the Tax Administrator of the NTC adds, “The Tax Commission is always searching for ways to simplify the process of remitting those taxes levied by our governing jurisdictions. When we activated the Sales and Use Tax and Hotel Motel systems in October of 2008, the comments we received were very positive. With the activation of the property tax online system, we are continuing our simplification goals. Our next project is to have the renewal process for Occupational License online by the end of the year.”

The benefits of web-based services are had by all. By implementing these services, NTC is able to increase efficiencies, receive payments quickly, process returns accurately, and respond better to the needs of its taxpayers. The NTC was proud to hire RAMware, L.L.C. to develop and manage the Property Tax and Sales and Use Tax online services.

RAMware is an e-Government firm based in Baton Rouge that specializes in providing state and local government agencies with web-based services to incorporate cost-savings features and increase the level of service to the agencies’ taxpayers and citizens.