The Mississippi Department of Revenue is providing its agents with mobile devices to accept credit or debit cards for tax payments.
The state is using a mobile payments processing system from NIC, which provides payment technology and other services to federal, state and local agencies. Mississippi Interactive, the electronic products division of the state government, provides the tax technology to the agents.
The mobile tax payment application is currently being tested by agents who visit delinquent taxpayers in person. NIC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on how its technology works.
"With the rapid increase in use of mobile technology, the department saw an opportunity to use a mobile device for citizens to quickly pay their taxes," said Mississippi Commissioner of Revenue Ed Morgan in a press release.
NIC and the state aim to increase card payments for taxes. Canada also allows tax payments via credit card.