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Dual-purpose cash and check scanners help process tax payments

Dual-purpose cash and check scanners help process tax payments

Using dual-purpose cash and check scanners lets local government agencies process property tax payments quickly and easily. The payments are processed remotely, which means that no one has to go to the bank to deposit checks. When the number of checks for tax payments coming through a government office can reach upwards of several thousand, the ability to quickly scan and process payments becomes extremely useful. The machines can also automatically count cash, allowing government employees to easily handle payments from people who prefer paying their taxes in this way.

"Accounting errors can lead to delays and other complications, so the incentive for using a more streamlined machine is substantial."

In Oahu, Hawaii, the property values will rise considerably this year - 7 percent, according to local Fox affiliate station KHON 2. It will become important to process payments quickly and avoid internal accounting mistakes. If employees using a dual-purpose cash and check scanner notice anything unusual, they can quickly respond to any mistakes. Because of the huge volume of checks, it is far easier to control the internal monitoring process for mistakes using a machine that will scan a check versus counting everything manually and using spreadsheets. Accounting errors can lead to delays and other complications, so the incentive for using a more streamlined machine is substantial.

Dakota County, Minnesota, is also seeing a rise in property taxes, according to the Star Tribune, a newspaper based in Minneapolis. Because of the new changes to the property tax laws, there could be complications related to the internal accounting system as employees process checks that come through the mail. The best way to remain efficient during the tax season is to use a dual-purpose cash and check scanner to quickly handle the thousands of checks and cash payments that will come into the government's hands each day.

01/19/2015