Category Archives: Tax Collect Software

a category for the discussion of any news, tips, and best practices relevant to users and administrators of the avitar tax collect application.

Lien Notice/Execute Reminder

This is reminder to those of you who have not yet started your lien process:

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Emergency Order #25 Waiving/Abating Interest

We have received numerous calls, and seen emails circulating from the Tax Collectors’ Association, regarding the Governor’s Emergency Order #25. We feel it is a good time to comment on the issue from the software perspective.

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Filter Deposit by Tender Type

Did you know that you can post electronic and traditional cash/check receipts throughout the day and then, at the end of the day, you can create one deposit for your electronic receipts and a separate deposit for everything else? This may … Continue reading

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Lien Interest Rate Change per HB1673

We wanted to remind you that it’s time to change your lien interest rate to 14%. HB1673 changed the lien interest rate from 18% to 14% starting with the 2019 liened invoices. To change the rate in Avitar Tax Collect: … Continue reading

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Year-End is Right Around the Corner. Are You Ready?

As we receive a high volume of calls this time of year assisting Collectors in their Year-End Close, we thought it would be beneficial to write a short blog to give you some guidance in preparation.

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Warning re: Sketchy Links to Your Tax Kiosk

We have recently implemented some changes on the Avitar Tax Kiosk web site designed to eliminate warnings some visitors to the site may see in their web browsers. Consequently, you and/or your web site administrator should check to make sure … Continue reading

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Deleted Receipts Report

The Deleted Receipts Report displays all receipts that have been deleted after deposit, either due to data entry error or a returned check. When creating your Deleted Receipts Report, you have an option to Include Receipts Deleted Before Deposit. 

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July 4th and 5th Closure

Avitar will be closed Thursday, July 4th, and Friday, July 5th, in recognition of Independence Day. Evidence indicates that most municipalities will be closed both days as well. Consequently, we will not be scheduling anyone to cover phones as we … Continue reading

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When do I use Delete Receipt vs. Delete Transaction from Receipt?

In the Avitar Tax Collect system there are two functions available when correcting posting errors: Delete Receipt and Delete Transaction from Receipt. The key to which option you choose, is dependent upon what you are doing with the funds after … Continue reading

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Warning: Processing Pre-Payments Using Future Dates

Spoiler alert: you should never process a pre-payment using a date in the future. The longer explanation is we recently received a call from a collector who was having difficulty posting a payment to an invoice that already had partial … Continue reading

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