Amazon Payments Becomes Third Digital Wallet Accepted by Feds
Amazon Payments has become the third digital wallet service consumers can use to pay the federal government. It joins PayPal and Dwolla, according to the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Fiscal Services.
“We are committed to giving Americans choices for transacting with their government,” said Corvelli McDaniel, assistant commissioner for revenue collections management. “Today, digital wallets are popular consumer payment channels because they provide a convenient, safe and simple customer experience.”
In fiscal year 2015, 98 percent of the $3.98 trillion remitted to the bureau came through electronic payments; via the pay.gov portal, which accepts non-tax payments. The agency processed more than $143 billion from 162 million transactions, it said.
Pay.gov, which serves about 90 federal agencies, integrated PayPal and Dwolla in 2015.
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