GCash partners with 3 LGUs for tax, permits payments

Posted at 07/07/14 5:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - GCash, the mobile money service of Globe's G-Xchange, has partnered with the local governments of Quezon City, Valenzuela City and Batangas City for payment services using mobile phones.

In a statement, GCash said it teamed up with the three LGUs
under USAID’s Scaling Innovation through Mobile Money (SIMM) project to provide residents a platform to settle their payments of real property tax and business and construction permits.

"Using our mobile payment system, residents of Quezon City, Valenzuela City and Batangas City will no longer have to travel all the way to city hall and queue in line for hours to pay for their real property taxes as well as for their business and construction permits. With GCash, residents get a better, faster and more convenient option to settle their financial obligations,"G-Xchange, Inc. President Paolo Baltao said.

Quezon City residents can use GCash to pay for real property taxes, while those in Batangas City can pay their business permits using GCash.

Residents in Valenzuela City can settle their real property taxes and business and construction permit payments using GCash.

Residents simply have to register to GCash and pay using their mobile phones. On their Globe phones, they can dial *143# for FREE, select GCash, Register, and provide the necessary information.

Payment of Real Property Tax can be made by dialing *137# using Globe/TM SIM; Select Quezon City/Valenzuela City; Choose Real Property Tax; Input the Tax Declaration Number; Confirm Tax Declaration Number for assessment; Choose which balance to pay (1) Current Quarter Balance and (2) Year-end Balance and Confirm payment details.

Meanwhile, Batangas City and Valenzuela City residents can pay for their business permits by simply dialing *137# using Globe/TM SIM; Select Batangas City/Valenzuela City; Choose Business Permit; Input the Account Number and proceed with the payment.

A GCash wallet may be funded through GCash outlets nationwide (available in Globe Stores, Puregold Supermarkets, Partner Rural Banks, Globe Load Distributors, and partner pawnshops like Villarica and Tambunting Pawnshops among others); Mobile banking through BPI Mobile Bank and Unionbank; GCash online via Megalink online cash-in and ATM via Bancnet.