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8 Government Service Fees You Can Pay with GCash

Skip the lines and find out what services you can settle with the app



When it comes to staying on track in the world of #Adulting, paying your bills on time is crucial. But for most people, this can be a tedious task. Just consider all the unnecessary trips outside of home, time wasted lining up and waiting in long queues. You will definitely need a lot of patience—and this especially applies when paying for government services. 


Luckily, these tasks are bound to only get easier as the world continues to move toward a tech-driven economy. In the Philippines, e-wallets like GCash are now a preferred way to handle personal finances and bill payments, including government transactions. It’s easier on and for everyone, as this mode of payment also keeps you from unnecessary exposure to the elements. (Let’s not forget: we’re still in the middle of a pandemic.)


Using GCash to settle your dues can be done with a few simple taps on your phone. When you pull up the GCash app, you only need to head to “Pay Bills” on the main dashboard, find “Government,” and then scroll through the list of agencies to make your payments.


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Ahead, find just some of Globe’s government partners that you can seamlessly access and pay for using the app.



BIR

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) handles and collects all national internal revenue taxes, fees, and charges in the Philippines. The agency also executes any forfeitures, penalties, and fines associated with the country’s finance, taxation, and monetary policies.


If your transaction with BIR is not more than ₱50,000, you can settle your dues on GCash for free. However, it can take up to three calendar days for your payment to be posted, so do keep this in mind.


Details you need to input on GCash:

  • Amount due

  • Form series

    • 0600 (Payment Form)

    • 1600 (Payment Form)

    • 1700 (Income Tax Return)

    • 1800 (Transfer Tax Return)

    • 2000 (Documentary Stamp Tax Return)

    • 2200 (Excise Tax Return)

    • 2500 (Percentage Tax and Value-Added Tax)

  • Return period 

  • Tax identification number (TIN)

  • Branch code


Want to prepare for the other forms needed under this agency? Start with BIR Form 2316, and check out this guide to learn more.



DFA

Apart from handling national efforts on foreign affairs, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also takes care of the processing of Philippine passports. After settling your application, renewal, or processing payments (these are posted in real-time), expect a confirmation email to be sent to you via GCash and the DFA.


Details you need to input on GCash: 

  • Amount due

  • Reference number

  • Mobile number



LTFRB

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is responsible for all land-based public transportation in the country, including vehicle registration processes and payments. Depending on what time you make the transaction, your payment can be posted as early as the following working day.


Details you need to input on GCash:

  • Amount due

  • Reference number 

  • Name



MMDA

If you are ever given a traffic or road violation by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), you only have one week to settle the penalty before your fees pile up. Thankfully, payments with GCash can be posted in real time, except for payments made beyond 8 PM, with a service fee of ₱12. 


Details you need to input on GCash:

  • Amount due

  • Ticket number

  • Name

  • Violation

    • Traffic

    • Jaywalking

    • Anti-littering

  • Violation code 

  • Clearance fee


Need a refresher before you hit the streets of Metro Manila? Here’s everything you need to remember about the number coding scheme in 2022.



NBI

Entering a new company means getting a green light from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). For this, you will need to book and pay for an appointment to get your NBI Clearance. If you settle this with GCash, you can skip the long lines and have your payment posted within 24 hours. 


Details you need to input on GCash:

  • Amount due

  • Reference number

  • Contact number 



Pag-IBIG

Pag-IBIG fund contributions help members gain sufficient housing and other financial resources through loans. For a minimum service fee of ₱5, you can make your contribution and loan payments through GCash. These are posted within three business days. 


Details you need to input on GCash:

  • Amount due

  • Type

    • Members contribution

    • Modified Pag-IBIG II savings

    • Housing loan

  • Account number

  • Period coverage



PSAHelpline

If you need a copy of your birth certificate or other civil registry documents, you will need to reach out to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) via PSAHelpline.ph and pay for each type of document. All you need to do is fill up a request form online and pay with GCash at no additional cost. Payments here are also posted in real-time. 


Details you need to input on GCash:

  • Amount due

  • Reference number

  • Contact number



SSS

As a Social Security System (SSS) member, you can avail of financial benefits for select purposes. But to be qualified, you must be consistent with your monthly contributions and payments. All SSS service transactions made through GCash are posted in real-time with no added fees.


Details you need to input on GCash:


For SSS Contribution: 

  • Amount due

  • Account type 

  • Reference number 

  • Payor type

    • Self-employed

    • Voluntary

    • Overseas Filipino Worker

    • Non-working spouse


For SSS Loans - Real-Time Processing of Loans (RTPL):

  • Amount due

  • Personal reference number

  • Account number

  • Payor type

    • Individual

    • Employer

  • Country


While GCash continues to develop new features to help users, local government units (LGUs) of San Fernando, Pampanga, Manila, Navotas, and Paranaque, just to name just a few, are also taking strides by partnering with the app. This also helps make local government services more accessible and to speed up payment processing systems.



Skip the Line with GCash

With GCash, you can stay on top of government fees and pay bills without leaving the comforts of home. You also have access to other amazing services and deals with its wide array of features. Live more efficiently and easily by getting the GCash app today.



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