The Bureau of Internal Revenues (BIR) has tapped PayMaya Philippines’ digital financial services to allow taxpayers remit their payments seamlessly.
Through the partnership, taxpayers can now remit payments through the PayMaya app and soon through its website and district offices nationwide with the use of any e-wallet and any debit, prepaid, and credit card.
As a start, PayMaya account holders will soon be able to remit their tax payments to BIR through the Pay Bills feature of the PayMaya app. PayMaya is also working with BIR to extend digital tax payments to other channels, such as through its online portal and its revenue district offices nationwide.
“Having more digital payment options is part of the government’s efforts to drive ease of doing business in the country and help make tax payments more convenient for Filipinos.
With our partnership with PayMaya, even those who are not within reach of a bank branch can make their tax payments on time, wherever they may be,” said Caesar Dulay, BIR commissioner.
The partnership between BIR and the PayMaya is in support of the government’s escalated efforts to digitize many of its services in order to improve efficiencies, reach their revenue collection goals, and deliver better public services to Filipinos nationwide.
The partnership is supported by the E-PESO project of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which works with the government and private sector to achieve a 20-fold increase in e-Payment usage for a more inclusive access to financial products.