Your Complete Online Tax Sale Solution
County tax collectors face more challenges than ever today. And one of the major difficulties is managing tax
Traditionally, property tax certificate auctions are held once a year over a period of days. The Collector’s office
must spend hours of administrative time manually preparing for the auction, the interested bidders must attend the
auction in person, and at the end, the Collector’s office must spend even more time processing the winning bids.
What’s needed is a comprehensive online tax certificate auction program–one that can work with any system—
and that’s flexible enough to meet your municipality’s specific needs.
That solution is Tacera.
Quickly Recover More Delinquent Taxes
Tacera is a leading comprehensive online tax auction solution for municipalities. Because the auction is held via the
Internet, it is open to virtually anyone in the world—substantially opening up the opportunities to quickly recover
delinquent property taxes.
Even better, unlike other online tax auction solutions, with Tacera there is no cost to the county. Instead, a small fee
is charged to the bidder for each certificate purchased.
With Tacera, you can:
- Organize and run tax certificate auctions more productively and effectively
- Simplify how you collect delinquent taxes
- Expand your geographic reach to give people around the world a chance to bid and buy tax certificates
Here’s How it Works
Tacera offers two types of sales—Bid Sale and Buy Sale. With a Bid Sale, new certificates are awarded to the lowest
bidder. To place a bid, the user simply enters the interest rate that he or she wishes to earn. Tacera’s blind-bidding
system discourages competitive under-bidding since users cannot view the other bids.
With the Buy Sale, county-held certificates are sold to the first person who clicks the buy button. To make purchases
as simple as possible, ACH payment processing is used for debit and credit payments.
Easily Configurable Sales
Tacera was designed to be flexible for all users—which is why sale specifications are easily configurable. The
certificates are sold in batches, and the bidding may begin at the start of each batch or at a date and time prior
to the start of the first batch. After the bidding on a batch closes, users can view the batch results to see the
To give your municipality the most options, the interest rate minimum, maximum, as well as bidding increments are
all configurable. Additionally, user deposits can be designated as either a fixed dollar amount or a percentage of the
amount bid on or purchased.
Three Convenient Ways to Bid
Interested bidders have three convenient ways to bid:*
- Placed Bids—the winning bidder will earn the interest rate they entered
Example: Bidder A offers 3%; Bidder B offers 1%. Bidder B wins at 1%
- Proxy Bids—the winning bidder will earn next lowest interest rate
Example: Bidder A offers 0%; Bidder B offers 5%. Bidder A wins at 4.75%
- Proxy Bids Special 0—the winning bidder will earn next lowest interest rate unless it is 0%
Example: Bidder A offers 0%; Bidder B offers 5%. Bidder A wins at 0%
*Examples assume .25% bidding increments
Intuitive and Powerful Property Search
Tacera’s easy-to-use search capabilities make it simple for users to find and place bids on either individual or many
certificates. Sale results are displayed in real-time so that users know the number of tax certificates they have
purchased as well as the amounts.
Tacera can be used by itself—or integrated into Pacific Blue Software’s industry-leading p-tax software—or a
complete tax collection and distribution solution.
A Flexible Tool in a Changing Environment
Pacific Blue Software built Tacera to perform within an ever-changing tax environment. This flexibility and scalability works
with—not against—your legacy system, allowing you to make key changes according to new tax collection
regulations without having to spend additional time and money adjusting your system.
About Pacific Blue Software
Pacific Blue Software, Inc. is a software products and service company devoted to developing the finest products
in the industry. Founded on honesty, integrity, discipline and solid knowledge, we go the extra mile (and often end
up going an extra two). You can count on us to make each day go smoothly by managing your office’s most
complex needs. Find out how Tacera can improve your tax collection efforts and increase your efficiency.
Contact us to learn more about our products and services.
Pacific Blue Software
7320 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL 33637