County Treasurer's Office urges change to paperless

The service saves taxpayer dollars by drastically cutting the cost to process tax statements.

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WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla County Treasurer's Office wants people to go paperless.

The Treasurer's Office is urging taxpayers to take advantage of doxo, a service the county has joined that allows people to receive documents and make tax payments via the Internet, eliminating mailed notices.

There is no charge to sign up. Once a person establishes a doxo account, they receive notifications of due payments by email and can then link to the website, where they can access their personal file, which is password-protected.

People can also use doxo as a free online "vault" to receive and store documents of all types, from auto policies and insurance statements, and pay bills to providers who have joined the network.

Besides the convenience, county Treasurer Gordon Heimbigner said the service saves taxpayer dollars by drastically cutting the cost to process tax statements.

It costs between $1.25 to $1.50 to print, handle and mail tax statements now, Heimbigner said. Using doxo "slashes it to about 25 cents to put a statement out." Savings are returned to the county's general fund.

Walla Walla County became the second county to sign up for the service after Chelan County, Heimbigner said.

Since then Stevens, Benton, Franklin, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Yakima, Lewis, Clark, Thurston, Pacific, Jefferson and Douglas counties have also signed onto the system.

On the net

doxo.com/WallaWallaCounty

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