Walton County, Florida, Selects TaxSys®February 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grant Street Group announced today that the Walton County Tax Collector has signed a contract for a comprehensive suite of tax collection software. This includes TaxSys® a state-of-the-art, web-based tax collection and billing system, and a full suite of integrated tax collection solutions including LienAuction® for online tax certificate sales.
Walton County will become the 21st Florida County Tax Collector’s Office to switch to TaxSys since the system was launched in 2006. The eight month conversion to TaxSys will begin in February 2015, with an anticipated completion date in September 2015. DeedExpress®, Grant Street Group’s online tax deed application software, successfully went live June 30, 2014 and is currently available to Walton County tax certificate holders.
“A critical step in evaluating TaxSys was visiting other Tax Collector offices that use TaxSys, and attending Grant Street Group’s TaxSys User Group Meeting. That type of hands-on due diligence provides an extra level of insight,” said Rhonda Skipper, Walton County Tax Collector. “By moving to TaxSys we are looking towards the future — as we continue to advance operational efficiencies and high-quality service to the public we serve,” continued Ms. Skipper.
This past spring, the Tax Collector’s office successfully concluded its annual tax certificate sale using LienAuction. Of the $4 million in delinquent taxes offered, $3.7 million was purchased – a collection ratio of 93%.
“The Walton County Tax Collector’s Office is a highly tuned organization and provides Florida residents exceptional customer service, as is recognized by their receipt of the 2014 Governor’s Sterling Award,” said Ian Yorty, Grant Street Group’s Chief Business Development Officer. “TaxSys will be the technology enabler to further allow Ms. Skipper and her staff to advance their operations and overall customer experience,” continued Mr. Yorty.
For more information, please contact Ian Yorty at (305) 710-8926 or Ian.Yorty@GrantStreet.com.