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Renee M. Twedt, Story County Treasurer

Iowa Treasurers and GovTech Services Announce Application Upgrade

(Nevada, Iowa)—November 1, 2016 - The Iowa County Treasurer's E-Government Alliance (ICTEA) and GovTech Services today jointly announced upgrades for the ICTEA web application,, making the site even more customer friendly. Property tax payers already have the most advanced mobile online tax payment system available with the site, and now a couple of key interactive upgrades are being added. With the upgrade, customers will now be able to sign up for email notifications on the website. This enhancement will allow users to more easily sign up for email alerts reminding them of upcoming due dates for property taxes in September and March. Previously users could only sign up to receive notifications after making a payment. With the new enhancement, no payment is required to receive email notifications. The information will not be shared with any other source and users will only receive email reminders regarding upcoming property tax due dates.

The other major enhancement allows users to store an account. With this change, users will enter a receipt number during the initial set-up, but will no longer need to enter a receipt number for further payments via e-check. This will also eliminate the need for users to search for their tax statements when making e-check payments.

"These amazing new updates will not only simplify the process of paying taxes online, but will give users an additional reminder when tax due dates are approaching," said Peggy VandenBerg, ICTEA Board Chairperson. "These types of enhancements show the continued commitment ICTEA has to our consumers and our taxpayers."

The web site is a multi-functional, state-of-the-art web application that uses the most advanced technology to allow users to research, view and pay property taxes, and vehicle registrations online. The site was developed and designed in a cooperative effort between ICTEA and GovTech Services. GovTech Services is a privately held Clive-based software company specializing in payment processing, escrow processing, platform development for government and educational entities.

Anyone with questions can call the Treasurer's office at 515-382-7330.

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