Kazakhstan, Astana, Feb.5/ Trend D. Mukhtarov/
The number of residents of Kazakhstan, who prefer electronic payments increased by almost a quarter in the first month of this year compared to the previous year, JSC National Information Technologies told Trend.
"Only in the first month of 2013 over 33.9 million tenge ($1-150.7 tenge) was paid through the payment gateway of e-government of Kazakhstan. It makes up 25 per cent of the total amount of online payments made through the payment gateway of e-government in the previous year," JSC said.
State dues are prevailing among the types of payments. The Kazakhs paid state dues worth 16.4 million tenge in January. That was followed by taxes at 8.8 million tenge paid online. Over 6.6 million tenge accounted for fines.
In addition, the Kazakhs increasingly pay for communal public services through the portal of e-government. Today only residents of Astana, Almaty and Kyzylorda can pay for communal public services through the portal of e-government. This year the list will include other regional centres of the country.
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