Centax and ECSI Combine to Streamline Pennsylvania Tax Collections

September 13, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) was recently selected as the electronic payments administrator for Central Tax Bureau (CENTAX), the oldest and one of the largest tax collectors in the state of Pennsylvania.

The fusion of CENTAX and ECSI will blend the proficiency of CENTAX field expertise with the nation's most distinguished provider of payments processing and reporting in the field of higher education. The immediate effect will be the ability for residents to pay their taxes on-line. Municipal managers will have access to a comprehensive web reporting system which will provide both summary and detail data for every type of tax collected.

In announcing the union of the two enterprises, Don Wilkinson, CEO of CENTAX, noted that by combining the more than eight decades of CENTAX experience with ECSI's distinguished payments processing and reporting system, taxpayers and CENTAX client-districts will be better served. "ECSI has a solid track record in payments processing and has some very impressive clientele," say Wilkinson. "We liked what we saw and are pleased that these improvements are available to our clients." In addition to on-line payment processing and reporting, data such as transaction history and check and receipt imaging will be provided.

"CENTAX has pervasive knowledge of the Pennsylvania taxing system, and that system evolves constantly." said John Lynch, President and CEO of ECSI. Lynch has had his eye on the municipality business for over 5 years and has apparently found the perfect partner. "CENTAX will allow ECSI to not only enter the tax collection business, but with the new partnership, both companies can now expect to dominate the state of Pennsylvania." If all goes as expected, this new partnership plans on taking their solution to the other 49 states in the near future.

About ECSI:

Since its inception in 1972, ECSI has established itself as the industry leader by being the most responsive, stable, and cost-effective company in the Student Loan Management Industry. They service more than 700 Colleges and Universities across the country. Their ability to respond to clients' requests and quickly respond with system enhancements and streamlined solutions has led to remarkable growth. This 'customer first' approach has also allowed ECSI to traverse into other vertical markets like Collection Agencies and Country Clubs with instant success. In July, they were named for the fifth consecutive year to the Pittsburgh 100, which honors 100 of the fastest growing privately held firms in the Pittsburgh region.

ECSI's Superior Technology, Custom-Designed Solutions and World Class Customer Service are evidence that 36+ years of continuous ownership fulfils a promise of unparalleled quality and reliability.

About Centax:

Founded in 1927, CENTAX has incurred steady growth by providing services for tax administration and collection and fees levied by political subdivisions. While CENTAX is considered an industry leader in collection and administration of earned income, business privilege and local services taxes, CENTAX has also grown political subdivisions revenues by providing custom administration and collection solutions for sewer and refuse fees, as well as audit and recovery of outstanding fees through enforcement divisions. CENTAX maintains 24 field offices throughout 46 counties in Pennsylvania, serving more than 800 political subdivisions.

Two of the most experienced and respected leaders of the tax industry in Pennsylvania, CENTAX CEO Don Wilkinson, with 50 years of experience, and CENTAX President Robert Villella, with 38 years of experience, lead the company in working to better the local tax system and maintain the highest levels of integrity for the taxpayers and political subdivisions they serve.