The last day for Arkansans to assess cars, boats and other personal property without a late penalty is Tuesday, May 31. With the statewide deadline less than two weeks away, now is the perfect time for Arkansans to use Gov2Go to take care of their assessment and get reminders for other important government deadlines throughout the year.
Gov2Go is an award-winning “digital government assistant” that tracks Arkansans’ assessment, property tax, vehicle registration renewal and franchise tax deadlines. When a due date is approaching, Gov2Go sends personalized reminders and lets users take care of it all in one place on their favorite devices. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android smartphones, Apple Watch and on the web at www.getgov2go.com.
It is important for Arkansans to assess on time to avoid paying a 10% penalty on their property tax bill and to streamline their car tag renewal process by enabling them to renew quickly online. Arkansas law requires drivers to assess their vehicles, pay property taxes and have current insurance before they can renew their registration. Roughly, 30 percent of Arkansas drivers who attempt to renew their vehicle registration online each year cannot complete their renewal until they assess. These drivers often end up visiting a revenue office to assess and renew in person.
“I encourage all Arkansans, especially anyone who has ever forgotten to assess, to get Gov2Go and experience government in a simple, proactive and personalized way,” Information Network of Arkansas Board Chair and Secretary of State Mark Martin said. “This new technology makes it easy to take care of the things we have to do every year and melts away the stress of remembering when, how, and where to do them. Gov2Go is starting to take the burden of regulatory compliance off of Arkansans by delivering key government services to them, at the right time, on their mobile phones.”
Gov2Go is the first citizen-centric digital government platform in the nation. The Information Network of Arkansas, the state’s official digital government services provider, developed and released a beta version in 2015 and is continuously releasing new services and features based on user feedback. The app has received international recognition for its new, proactive approach to delivering personalized government services, including a 2016 StateScoop 50 State Innovation of the Year Award, top eight placement in the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s (ACT-IAC) Igniting Innovation 2016 Awards, finalist in the Amazon Web Services 2015 City on a Cloud competition, and First Place with Arkansas.gov in the Center for Digital Government 2015 Best of the Web awards competition.