I have been in business for five years and in all those years, I would line up for at least half a day at the bank to pay my taxes. It’s the worst part of being in business, to be honest. I mean, I love working on my business, but I hate that I have to spend so much time just to pay my taxes. It’s precious time wasted, to be honest. And, not to mention, unnecessary stress to moms like me who usually bring my kids with me on errands.
Thankfully, there are now apps like GCASH. It’s been around for a while, but I never thought it has the option to let its users pay BIR using the GCASH app. You guys, this is a game changer. You just need to file your taxes via the eBIR platform then head over to the app to pay. With just a few taps, you’re done! No more lining up for hours!
Here’s a sample payment I did when I had to pay the yearly P500 registration fee:
Imagine having to line up just to pay P500? Hassle diba? If you use GCash, you save a lot of time so you can do other things on your to-do list!
How To Pay Your Taxes Using GCash
Step 1: Open the GCash app then select Pay Bills.
Step 2: From the options, select Government.
Step 3: From the list, select BIR.
Step 4: Under the Form Series selection, choose 2500 (Percentage Tax and VAT) if you’re going to pay for the quarterly Percentage Tax. Under Form Number, select 2551Q. Under Tax Type, select PT.
Step 5: In the Return Period, select the last day of the quarter for which you’re paying for. For example, if you’re paying for the October-December 2018 return period, select December 31, 2018.
Step 6: Enter your TIN, Branch Code (just put 00000 if you don’t have any other branches), and the Amount.
If you want to receive a confirmation e-mail, add your e-mail address as well. I recommend that you do this so you have a record stored in your e-mail. You can also print that out if you wish.
Step 7: Confirm your payment. You will be directed to a payment confirmation page and receive a text message confirming your payment. I recommend taking a screenshot of the page and keeping the text message. These will serve as proof just in case BIR checks if you really paid your taxes.
That’s it! You successfully paid your tax through the GCash app and you saved yourself from hours of lining up at the bank.
If you still don’t have it, download the GCash App here. Aside from paying taxes, you can use it to pay your bills and use it as payment for your groceries, eat outs, and more.