Paying taxes is one of my pet peeves, not that I don't want to pay my taxes, I just find that the payment process is still very primitive here in our country. Even if we've come a long way in terms of technology, how we process and pay tax with the use of modern technology is somewhat still lagging in adoption. But of course, it's not all bad news. The good news is, there are now at least three options (that i'm aware of) to make tax payment simple, convenient, and easy, all with the use of the internet and mobile applications.
In this first installment on a series that I'm posting about tax payment, I'm going to show you the step by step tutorial on how to pay Tax Using Gcash App. To make the process a lot easier and quicker for you, be sure to keep your COR or Certificate of Registration close by so you can reference some of the information required for you to fill out. Some important information you'll need include:
- TIN Number
- Return period you're paying for
- The amount you'll pay
- Branch code
- First thing you need to do is to open GCash app and tap on “Pay Bills”
2. From the list of billing categories, choose “Government”.
3. From the list of Government agencies/offices, choose BIR
4. Go through the different fields in the list and fill out with the appropriate information.
5. Choose your form series.
6. For your return period, again, you can find this information in your COR.
7. For Branch code, if you've registered as a sole proprietor you'll most likely use 00000 as this code refers to branches, I'd assume that you don't have any branches. But if you're making a payment for a business that has branches, you may once again refer to your COR. Just take note of the additional 3 digit number right next to your 9 digit TIN. That's your branch code.