Published On: Tue, May 15th, 2018

Florida County Becomes First US Locality to Accept Bitcoin for Taxes

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Seminole County, Florida, has officially become the very first county in the US to accept Bitcoin to pay their taxes.
Resolving an Expensive Issue
In an official announcement dated May 14th, Joel M. Greenberg, Seminole County’s Tax Collector, disclosed that his office will be accepting both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash as means for payment of different services beginning this summer.
For a long time, users who chose to pay their taxes with a credit or debit card were charged with hefty fees. This was because they were using a third-party payment processor such as Visa or Mastercard. Now, as the agency will begin accepting cryptocurrencies, these days will be no more.

Thanks to Bitcoin technology, the Seminole County Tax Collector will reduce transactions fees and improve payment accuracy, efficiency, and transparency. Greenberg:
We live in a world where technology has made access to services on demand, with same-day delivery and the expectation of highly efficient customer service and we should expect the same from our government, […] The aim of my tenure in office is to make our customer experience faster, smarter, and more efficient, and to bring government services from the 18th century into the 21st century …

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