Florida tax collector is first US gov agency to accept Bitcoin

posted 4 months ago
A Florida county tax collector has partnered with Bitcoin payments processor BitPay to accept cryptocurrency for a variety of services.

Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg said in a statement Monday that his office will take Bitcoin for payments associated with driver licenses and ID cards, automobile tags and titles and property tax.

Greenberg said in the statement:

"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 and one way is the addition of cryptocurrency to our payment options... with the Seminole County Tax Collector's office, we have engaged our first government agency to accept Bitcoin... by making it easy and seamless for them," he added.
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