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Tyler Makes Paying Taxes Easier

By Staff | Oct 21, 2015

Paying taxes just got a little easier in Tyler County.

Tyler County Commission approved County Clerk Teresa Hamilton’s plan that allows taxpayers to pay their bills using credit cards.

During the commission’s Oct. 13 meeting, Hamilton explained that someone could come to the courthouse or make a phone call to pay his or her tax bill with a credit card.

WV Interactive will process that credit card payment. According to the WV Interactive website, the company’s eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiency for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country.

Hamilton said the new payment system will be in place within the very near future.

“This is good because a lot of people who live out of town can now pay their bill using a credit card over the Internet if they want,” she said.

In other business, the commissioners discussed providing financial assistance to Middlebourne for its water/sewer system. In recent weeks, the city has had to raise water/sewer rates so as to comply with a state mandate aimed at municipal water systems holding more funds in reserve.

Commission President Eric Vincent said that historically, the commission has not given money to municipalities. Commissioners said it would be wrong for county taxpayers, who may live in Sistersville among other places, to provide funds toward Middlebourne’s water/sewer system, so the city’s request was placed aside.

In other matters, the commission:

– Renewed CSS contract for more than $19,000 to provide computer support for the courthouse.

– Renewed its medical air evacuation contract.

– Tabled a letter for further study that was from the Coalition of Safe and Affordable Food that sought the commission’s support.