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For Immediate Release 

Paula Ross,
Director of Communications
Oklahoma Tax Commission

Mark Mitchell 
OK.gov General Manager 
405.524.3468 Ext. 120 

Starting Today, Renew Your Vehicle Tag Online at CARS.OK.GOV

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – February 17, 2010 – Renewing your vehicle registration tag just got quicker and easier because Oklahomans can now renew online through the state’s official Convenient Auto Renewal System (CARS). The secure online service is available at http://CARS.OK.gov, providing access for Oklahomans’ commercial, non-commercial and farm vehicle registration renewals.

CARS also allows Oklahomans to sign up to receive an email when it is time to renew their tag with the Tax Commission’s REMIND ME utility. Reminders will be sent the first day of the expiration month entered into the REMIND ME utility.

“CARS is intended to make renewing car tags a convenient, simple and easy process for all individuals,” said Paula Ross, Oklahoma Tax Commission spokesperson. “CARS is open around the clock every day, including weekends, nights and holidays.”   Oklahomans can renew online if they:

• Wish to renew a tag for a noncommercial (automobiles; noncommercial/non-farm trucks; motorcycles; travel trailers; motor homes) or commercial (15,000 pounds or less laden weight) vehicle, that is not more than ten (10) months delinquent. 
• Wish to renew a tag for a farm truck weighing (truck + load carried or pulled) 55,000 pounds or less, that is not more than ten (10) months delinquent. 
• Have a valid credit/debit card or a checking account to pay for the renewal. 
• Have insurance information ready, or are declaring a non-use vehicle. 
• Have a driver's license number (if individual) or FEI number (if other than an individual). 
• Have a printer connected to a computer in order to print the receipt and/or provide a valid email address to have the receipt sent to that account.

To begin the renewal process, users simply enter the last four digits of their vehicle identification number (VIN), tag number, and if renewing for a farm truck, then the user must enter the Agriculture Exemption Permit (SMX) number.

Motorists have the option to pay for their registration with EFT payments, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. The payments are processed through a secure payment engine, which abides by rigorous policies and procedures to ensure that Oklahomans can be confident that their payments are safe, private, and secure.

In the future, the system will be built to accommodate for other registration types such as military and mobile home.

The Convenient Auto Renewal System is a product of a partnership between the Oklahoma Tax Commission and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s Official Web site that allows for no tax dollars to be used to build, operate, or maintain the service online.

About the Oklahoma Tax Commission 
Since 1931, the Oklahoma Tax Commission has held the responsibility of the collection and administration of taxes, licenses and fees that impact every Oklahoman. The collected revenues fuel such state projects as education, transportation, recreation, social welfare and a myriad of other services. Additional information is available at http://www.tax.ok.gov.

About OK.gov 
OK.gov is the Official Web site of the state of Oklahoma and a collaborative effort between the Oklahoma Office of State Finance (OSF) and Oklahoma Interactive, LLC to help Oklahoma government entities Web-enable their information services. OSF is responsible for OK.gov. Oklahoma Interactive operates, maintains, and markets OK.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC 
NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,000 federal, state, and local agencies that serve 97 million people in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.nicusa.com.

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