GATESVILLE — There is good news and bad news from Coryell County Tax Assessor/Collector Justin Carothers.

The bad news is that 31,000 tax bills for a dozen taxing entities in Carothers’ jurisdiction will hit the mail this week.

The good news is that taxpayers can swipe a QR (quick response) code printed on their tax statement and pay their taxes from a smartphone without making a trip to town.

“This will truly increase the ease and speed of payments,” Carothers said.

In addition to using the new wireless-payment option, taxpayers can pay their taxes online at, Carothers said.

Payments are due upon receipt of the tax statements, he said, and will be delinquent if not paid by Jan. 31.

Coryell County is one of only a handful of counties to offer the QR codes in the state of Texas, Carothers said.

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