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US government accepts PayPal, Dwolla payment methods for tax collection

THE PAYPERS: The US Department of Treasury has started accepting PayPal and Dwolla e-payment methods for tax collection services in an effort to move away from paper-based processing.

The new payment services will be available through Pay.gov, the government’s online collection portal, nydailynews.com reports. In the fiscal year 2014, there was collected USD 3.73 trillion (400 million processed transactions), with nearly 98% of those transactions being settled electronically.

Both Paypal and Dwolla let customers make a transaction without needing to enroll in a system or provide personal information. Customers can use Pay.gov for transactions such as court fees as well as paying for Freedom of Information requests.

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