money-stackThe state Legislature is considering a proposal that, if passed, would allow property owners to pay their property taxes online. The bill would also allow taxpayers to set up a payment plan so that instead of paying twice a year a taxpayer would be able to break up the payments to fit a family's budget.  Benton County Treasurer Duane Davidson says that if the bill were to pass and people took advantage of the online paying option the money would distribute to the tax districts on a more consistent basis which would even out the revenue flow. Rose Bowman, legislative chairman for the Washington Association of County Treasurers thinks the bill will put county treasurers into competition with private businesses. She doesn't want the county treasurers to turn into savings and escrow officers. Davidson doesn't believe this will happen, he thinks that the people who will use the online taxpaying would be those who pay taxes on their own not through a company because their taxes are lumped into their mortgage. Posted by Colleen Lane on
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