by Nick Delgado
Guam - Guam taxpayers may have to fork up about $5 million beginning next month in order for the Department of Revenue & Taxation to continue providing its online credit card service. Agency director Art Ilagan says the service allows residents to renew their business licenses or pay for Gross Receipts Taxes.
Ilagan adds that the system helps his agency with the clerical work, prevents shorter lines, and has resulted in a clean audit for the past three years, saying, "It means that come January 1 we either shift the burden of this cost to the taxpayer or we stop the credit cards."
Ilagan adds they are currently in negotiations with the credit card vendors to see if credit card services can continue.