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      Online tax payments by credit card become cheaper and easier for Minnesotans

      Posted on June 25, 2012 at 8:00 AM

      Beginning July 1st, Minnesota residents paying their taxes online by either credit or debit card will find the process easier, thanks to a change being implemented by the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

      This is thanks to a new vendor—and new website—being used by the department to handle these payments. The new site,, is run through Value Payment Systems, and features a digital time stamp to guarantee accurate records, an email reminder option to schedule future reminders for upcoming tax payments, and, eventually, an automatic scheduling option to ensure that taxpayers never miss their payments.

      “We have been testing the new vendor for over a month.  We are confident that Minnesota taxpayers will find it convenient and easy to use,” said Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans. “This change is part of the department’s effort to make it easier for Minnesota taxpayers to voluntarily comply and pay their taxes.”

      Paying online by credit or debit card is faster, safer and more convenient than paying by paper checks. While there will still be a small convenience fee for the service, this fee is significantly reduced from that required under the previous vendor. For those wishing to pay electronically without fees, the department also has an “e-Servies” system accessible either online or by phone, at 1-800-570-3329.