The next step is bill preparation. This involves gathering millage rates from the taxing bodies, determining the end of the discount and start of the penalty periods, and making sure that all legally required language is included on each bill. Bills are then sorted to maximize USPS bulk mail discounts.
Some taxing districts print their bills “in-house” while others outsource the job to a third party. Our tax billing software supports both methods. We integrate with the Mailers software from MelissaData to perform USPS-approved pre-sorts of the bills. The program produces a tray index form allowing the bills to be printed simultaneously on multiple printers to prevent bottlenecks at a single device.