Hate Long Lines at Government Offices? There’s a Better Way to Pay Your Dues!
Nov 6, 2020 10:49:00 AM
No one likes waiting long hours in line to pay their bills and dues. Unfortunately, for so many decades, incredulously long lines and long wait times have become more or less expected at Philippine government offices. It’s not uncommon for regular folk to set aside half their workday—or even all of it—just to settle their government fees. But now, frontrunning government agencies have partnered with PayMaya to make paying for dues much, much easier.
Not only can you use PayMaya to settle utility bills with private company billers; today, you can also use PayMaya to settle government dues. These are among the various bills you can pay from your phone at your convenience, without even needing to set foot outside. PayMaya now has business partnerships with more than 50 government agencies, and that list is sure to expand soon.
Here’s a list of seven payment types you can make to a government office with the PayMaya app. Use your PayMaya e-wallet to pay government contributions and skip the long lines that might await you at their offices!
Pay Your Taxes with PayMaya
Filing and paying for your taxes is always a chore, but it will be even less so now that you can use PayMaya. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) now allows Filipino taxpayers to remit directly to the agency from their e-wallets. PayMaya is also compatible with the BIR-approved third-party tax filing solution JuanTax. You have several options to complete your tax payments using PayMaya, and none of them involve lining up half a day at a regional or district office!
Register Your Business Name and Pay the Fee Immediately with PayMaya
If you want to register a new business name, you can pay the accompanying fee to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through PayMaya. The agency recently enabled PayMaya as a method of payment in its Business Name Registration System (BNRS). It’s a good time to start a new business endeavor with your own brand now that transactions like these are easier to complete.
Settle Your Monthly Government Loan Amortizations on the PayMaya App
You may be the one directly responsible for settling your monthly amortizations to government loan programs. Thanks to PayMaya, you can remit these in a snap to Social Security System (SSS) and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG). You never have to be remiss in your amortizations, and you can take out your loans more quickly because you paid on time.
Use PayMaya to Settle Your Passport Application Fee
When it’s time to apply for or renew your passport, you have to settle fees with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Luckily, you can pay the agency directly through the PayMaya app before your appointment. Simply choose “DFA” as your biller in the “Pay Bills” module of the app, and you’ll be set. This will bring you one step closer to a smooth overseas travel experience.Pay for Your Motor Vehicle Registration with PayMaya
Branches of the Land Transportation Office, or LTO, can get packed on a regular day. But in light of the agency’s recent partnership with PayMaya, you can now settle your motor vehicle registration fees with your e-wallet. Visit the LTO’s website to either register a new vehicle or renew its registration, and choose PayMaya as your method of payment upon checkout.
Checkout with PayMaya on the PRC Website
Yet another agency that allows online payments through PayMaya is the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). Filipino professionals like doctors, accountants, engineers, architects, and brokers can settle their license registration and renewal fees through this method. Hopeful takers of PRC board exams can also pay their exam fees through PayMaya, using the PRC website’s virtual checkout.
Settle Payments at Your LGU through PayMaya
Parañaque City, Valenzuela City, Taguig City, and Ormoc City are Filipino local government units that now accept PayMaya as a mode of payment. If you’re already a resident of any of these cities, you can transact with the LGU using your PayMaya e-wallet. In the near future, other LGUs may follow the example of these cities and make PayMaya part of their payment ecosystem.
Additional Perks for Settling Government Contributions with PayMaya
The buck doesn’t stop with your current transaction, however. You can also get exclusive cashback rewards from PayMaya after you settle your government dues!
One feature that distinguishes PayMaya from other digital payment providers is its Balik Bayad cashback program. For government office payments, as well as payments to private companies, you’ll be eligible to receive cashback vouchers. The SSS mobile app and the DFA and PRC websites are some examples of agency platforms that have offered PayMaya Balik Bayad vouchers. That means that you’ll be saving not only time, but money too, when you choose to settle government fees with PayMaya.