SC.gov, a partnership between the South Carolina Division of State Information Technology and South Carolina Interactive, a Columbia-based subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV), has achieved the milestone of processing over 1 million payments for its state and local governments in 2013. SC.gov processes payments for over 150 government entities throughout the state via web-based applications. The one millionth payment was made on November 7, 2013 to Calhoun County - St. Matthews Magistrate.

"SC.gov serves as a resource to citizens and businesses, as well as state and local governments in South Carolina. Reaching over 1 million online payments in less than a year reflects the importance of providing the best online technology possible to allow South Carolinians to conduct business in an efficient manner," says DSIT Director Jimmy Earley.

Since its inception in 2006, SC.gov has provided businesses and citizens throughout South Carolina the ability to make online payments for hunting and fishing licenses, utility bills, property taxes, court fines, business and professional licenses, and other government services. Using a unique self-funded model, SC.gov's payment processing applications and services are provided at no cost to taxpayers.

Find out more about online Government services in South Carolina through:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SCGOV

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SCgov/12752057990

About SC.gov

SC.gov is the official Web site of the state of South Carolina (http://www.SC.gov) and a collaborative effort between the state and South Carolina Interactive to enable the state to conduct state business online and improve public access to government information. The South Carolina Budget and Control Board's Division of State Information Technology provides guidance to South Carolina Interactive who is responsible for operating, maintaining, and marketing SC.gov. South Carolina Interactive 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 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

SC.gov
Ken Oliphant, 803-771-0131
ken@portal.sc.gov
or
SC Budget and Control Board
Lindsey Kremlick, 803-734-2320
lkremlick@oed.sc.gov