Electronic payments company ACI Worldwide is integrating its technologies with SPAN Enterprises, a tax filing technology provider, to power tax payments for the fleet industry.
A press release issued Thursday (Aug. 23) said ACI will integrate its Official Payments IRS tax payment solution into SPAN’s ExpressTruckTax offering, enabling fleet managers, truckers and CPAs in the trucking industry to file taxes and pay for them using a credit or debit card. ExpressTruckTax provides compliance to the trucking fleet industry, as companies with vehicles operating on public highways have specific filing requirements.
“All our clients will be able to utilize this key benefit, whether they are a large fleet or an owner-operator,” said SPAN’s CEO and Co-founder Agie Sundaram in a statement. “Our partnership with ACI ensures we are keeping up with the needs of our clients and the IRS by not only making it easier for taxpayers to file online, but offering the convenience of paying online with a debit or credit card as well.”
Andrew Sajeski, ACI’s leader of solutions consulting, said in another statement, “The transportation industry is central to our economy, and anything we can do to help create a frictionless tax payment experience is important so owners can spend more time focusing on the business itself.”
Other payment service providers have targeted the fleet industry in recent months, too.
In June, Visa and Wirecard announced a partnership to develop a digital fleet card payments program, as more fleet managers and drivers demand electronic payment capabilities. Their collaboration will create an open-looped digital fleet card program that incorporates fleet management, reporting and payment authorization, and security.
Wirecard Executive Vice President of Issuing Arne Matthias said in a statement at the time, “Historically, organizations that run fleets have typically required several systems, linked to different service providers, to manage vehicles and drivers.”