What is PAYBIR?

It is a tax collection drive, where tax payers are able to pay their due amounts using GCash App

Who are the partners of BIR for the PAYBIR Project?

The PAYBIR Project is joint efforts of BIR, GCash, USAID, and Landbank

This sounds convenient! How long will this service be available?

This was initially launched in January 2005 for the renewal of Annual Business Registration. From April 2016 onwards, the relaunched service will now include more tax types for payment. Click here see all available forms for payment

How do I pay my tax via GCash?

It's easy! Just follow these simple steps and that's it!

Step 1: Download and Install the GCash App

Step 2: Log In to GCash App using your PIN

Step 3: Make sure you have sufficient funds in your GCash wallet. Your GCash App home screen will show your current balance. To know how to fund your account, visit http://www.globe.com.ph/gcash

Step 4: Click "Pay Bills" at the bottom of your screen. Under ‘Biller', select BIR.

Step 5: Accomplish the PayBIR Form

  • Enter your TIN
    • Invalid TINs will not proceed with the payment transaction. If you key in an invalid TIN, you will receive the following Flash Message: Invalid TIN. For TIN Verification, please proceed to nearest BIR Revenue District Office or call the Contact Center at (02) 981-8888 during regular business hours. To retry, please enter the correct 9 digit TIN.
    • - Enter your 3 - digit branch code (optional)
    • - Select the Form series, then Form Number. Some form numbers (e.g. Form Number 0605 Payment Form) may require you to select the Tax type.
  • Select the Form series, then the Form Number. Some form numbers (e.g. Form Number 0605 Payment Form) may require you to select the Tax Type
  • Set Return Period

Step 6: Confirm the details of your payment. Please note that a GCash service fee will be charged to your GCash wallet.

Step 7: You will receive a text message and an in-app confirmation upon successful transaction.

In-app confirmation:

SMS Notification:
"You have paid <Amount> on <Date><Time> to BIR. You have also been charged P10.00 GCash service fee for this transaction. Your new GCash balance is <balance>. Ref. No. <Ref. No.>."

I forgot my tax identification number (TIN), where can I check it?

To verify your TIN, visit the nearest BIR Revenue District Office (RDO) or call the BIR hotline (02) 981 – 8888

Can I make multiple payments via GCash to settle one tax liability?

Yes, you may make multiple payment transactions in order to settle one tax liability. E.g. If the tax liability is Php 60,000, it can be settled with one payment of Php 40,000 and another of Php 20,000.

*Remember: for Over-the-Air (OTA), you can transact up to 40,000, however if you upgrade to the full services of GCash through KYC in any GCash Partner Outlet, you can transact up to 100,000.

Can I still use GCash to pay my taxes even before filing my tax declarations?

Yes. You can pay anytime but remember to take note that tax filing and tax payments usually share the same deadlines. Please refer to the tax calendar available at the BIR website (bir.gov.ph).

How long will my payment be posted?

Payments done via GCash are posted real time.

How will I know if my payment is successful?

You will receive a text message and an in-app confirmation upon successful transaction. You may request a transaction history using your GCash App

What will be my proof of payment for my BIR tax payment?

The unique reference number provided through your GCash App and SMS upon successful payment is your proof of payment. It will also indicate the date and time of the payment transaction. You may also access your GCash Transaction History through the Mobile App and Online

  • Mobile App and Email confirmation

    Step 1:In the side menu, select Request Transaction History.

    Step 2:Select a date range and enter your email address. Date range may be the past 7, 30, and 60 days, or custom. Make sure to include the date of your BIR payment.

    Step 3:Once request is successfully submitted, your transaction history will be sent to the email you nominated. Follow the instructions in the email to open the file.

    Sample Transaction History:

  • My GCash Online (https://mygcash.globe.com.ph/gcashonline)

*For ease in filing tax declarations paid using GCash, use eBIRFORMS (or eFPS for large tax payers). No GCash reference number will need to be submitted as your TIN will be used as the main reference

Besides the confirmation I received, how will I know if this has been paid? Can I check with BIR if it has been posted/received? How?

You may call BIR Hotline (02) 981 – 8888 for Clarification. Please ensure that your GCash transaction details are with you:

  • TIN
  • Reference Number
  • Amount
  • Date
  • Time
Are there additional charges for this transaction?

A service fee will be charged by GCash for every transaction. It is the fastest, most, convenient and affordable way to pay for government fees and taxes as it substitutes the cost incurred by transportation expenses and increases timesavings.

Amount of Tax to be Paid

GCash Service Fee


Php 10

1001 – 2000

Php 20

2001 – 3000

Php 30

3001 - Above

Php 40

I received the following message: Sorry your transaction with BIR cannot be completed. Your GCash balance is insufficient to complete transaction. What should I do?

You don't have enough funds in your GCash wallet to proceed with the transaction. Visit http://www.globe.com.ph/gcash to check on the procedures and partner outlets where you can fund your GCash.

I'm using my Android phone and I can only find five (5) forms available for payment to BIR. What should I do?

Please update your app by going to the Play Store, search for GCash, and click Update.

Is this available using my iOS phone?

Currently, the expanded coverage of tax forms are only available through the GCash Android app. Please wait for further announcements on the availability of new forms through the GCash iOS app.

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