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Westfielders Can Now Pay Property Taxes, Sewer Fees Online

Residents may pay their tax bills using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards.

The following information comes from the Town of Westfield's website

The Town of Westfield is now accepting electronic tax and sewer fee payments online by debit card, credit card and e-check. The Town of Westfield has contracted for the service with Link2Gov Corporation. Link2Gov provides electronic payment processing and e-commerce development services for federal, state, and local government agencies throughout the United States. All of the services are in full compliance with state and federal requirements.

Westfield residents may pay their tax bills using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express cards.

Utility payments may only be made using American Express, Discover and MasterCard (Visa credit and debit cards are not accepted for sewer fee utility payments).

User convenience fees are as follows:

• Visa debit card: $3.95

• All other debit and credit cards: Approximately 2.95%

• Electronic check: $1.05 per transaction

Click here to view more information on the Town's site.

Jeff B January 30, 2013 at 06:30 PM
So let me see ... If I want to use my regular credit card, it will cost me about $100 fee just to add a $3,300 tax bill to my card. Basically, the town is saying that if you want to charge it, you will pay the credit card issuer's fee that the town gets charged, plus cover the costs and profit to Link2Gov for running the program. That said, a $1.05 fee for an electronic check is not too bad for the convenience, versus the cost of a stamp and taking to the Post Office, or going over to the tax office. However, I am not aware of anyone else who charges for that service.
South Westfielder February 03, 2013 at 01:03 AM
The fact that I have to pay a sewer fee on top of my property taxes is enough for me to pay them the old fashion way - with a check and let the town wait for it to clear. If I could pay it in pennies, I would.

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