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Tax Collector Partners with Data Companies to Streamline Process | News

Faulkner County Tax Collector Sherry Koonce has partnered with two Arkansas companies, ACT and DataScout, LLC, to help Faulkner County taxpayers pay for and review properties through a ‘one-stop-shop’ Using the website. www.actdatascout.com/faulknerar.

This site allows taxpayers to view current or overdue statements and historical taxes, pay in real time, change their mailing address, download a receipt, send an email to the tax collector and connect to Facebook. his office for deadline reminders and courthouse closures.

ACT has developed a web-based system for county collectors that consolidates the number of third-party vendors a collector needs to rely on to conduct their day-to-day operations. The ACTCollect system serves as daily software for the collector capable of accepting payments, reconciling daily and monthly settlements, accepting credit cards in real time, and many other aspects associated with collector’s duties.

The new system also offers numerous benefits to taxpayers in several ways while creating efficiencies within the office. ACTCollect is directly connected to the collector ActDataScout.com public registration website, which will now be able to accept credit card payments 24 hours a day. Payments made to www.actdatascout.com/faulknerar are credited in real time. Real-time acceptance of credit cards for overdue personal property taxes will allow vehicle license renewal quickly even if the collector’s office is closed. If the taxpayer provides an email address, a receipt will be sent immediately by email.

“The decision to change software systems was not taken lightly. Ultimately, however, we are moving to a web-based system that will increase our technological capabilities, save county money, reduce reliance on many vendors working together, provide secure credit card transactions. real time and will give taxpayers a more efficient system for paying online, ”Koonce said. “There is no doubt that we will experience issues and potential issues during this conversion. We believe the conversion efforts and potential speed bumps are worth the change. “

Koonce asks taxpayers to be patient during this transition and not hesitate to call his office at 501-450-4921 or email [email protected] for anyone who is having issues. The goal of the Faulkner County Collector’s Office is to respond quickly and attempt to resolve any issues that may arise during the transition, Koonce said.