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Convenience for taxpayers The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officially launched its partnership with digital financial services provider PayMaya for individuals to pay taxes on time and wherever they are using the PayMaya app. Soon, taxpayers can also pay through the BIR website using their mobile number linked to their PayMaya account via Pay with PayMaya as well as any credit, debit, and prepaid cards. At the launch were BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay (sixth from left) and PayMaya Founder and CEO Orlando Vea (fifth from right), as well as BIR Deputy Commissioners Celia King (third from left), Lanee David (fourth from left), Marissa Cabreros (fifth from left), and Arnel Guballa (rightmost). Also present during the launch are Development Bank of the Philippines vice president for cash management and transaction banking Jun Bandal (second from left), USAID relationship manager Jackie dela Fuente, PayMaya head of enterprise Mar Lazaro (second from right), PayMaya head of consumer Wallets Chikky Reyes (third from left) and PayMaya Enterprise head for government Marvin Santos (fourth from right).

As the tax-filing season nears, digital financial services provider PayMaya offers Filipinos a new and hassle-free way to pay their taxes using the PayMaya app and soon also through the use of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) website.

By going to the Bills Pay section of the PayMaya app, taxes can be paid anywhere using only their mobile phones.

Soon, PayMaya will also enable the agency with a capability to accept payments from PayMaya users using their mobile numbers through the BIR website, as well as a facility to allow Filipinos to pay taxes using any credit, debit or prepaid card.

“We are happy to offer PayMaya as a new payment channel where individual Filipino taxpayers can easily remit their taxes, no matter where they are in the country,” BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay said.

“We are proud to be enabling the BIR with new options for card and wallet payments through PayMaya. As more Filipinos go digital, the BIR is opening up secure, convenient, and reliable options to the tax-paying public. Now, it’s easier than ever to pay your taxes using only your mobile phone with the help of PayMaya,” Orlando Vea, founder and CEO of PayMaya said.

Cashback as added perk

Aside from bringing convenience and time-saving benefits to many tax-paying Filipinos, the partnership also enables them to earn a cashback when they pay their taxes with PayMaya — the most rewarding mobile wallet in the Philippines today.

Account holders who pay their BIR taxes via PayMaya on 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29 February are entitled to a one-time P100 cashback if their BIR payment is among the first three unique biller payments made during the promo period. All they have to do is pay at least P1,000 for their tax payment to qualify for the bills payment promo for February.

To pay your taxes via PayMaya, follow these steps:

•Log in to your PayMaya account and click on the “Pay Bills” option;

•Look for the BIR logo or type BIR in the search box;

•Enter all pertinent details for your tax payment, including your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), branch code, amount, Revenue District Office (RDO) code, form series, form type, tax type and return period;

• Finally, enter the email address where you want to receive the receipt for your payment; and

•Verify the information you entered and click “Pay.”

Multiple confirmation mode

A notification will be sent via the app, via SMS, as well as via the email address you entered as proof of your payment.

PayMaya has enabled several government agencies to accept cashless payments providing easeand convenience for the public and operational efficiency to the government. Agencies that have already expanded their payment methods with the help of PayMaya include the Social Security System (SSS), the Home Development Mutual Fund (PAG-IBIG Fund), the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority, the Professional Regulation Commission, the National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. and the City of Valenzuela.

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