GCash, the flagship mobile money service of G-Xchange, Inc., the mobile commerce arm of Globe Telecom, Inc. teamed up with the Valenzuela City government under USAID’s Scaling Innovation through Mobile Money (SIMM) project to forge an easy, safe and fast Real Property Tax payment for the city residents using their mobile phones.
The partnership was launched alongside the unveiling of the 3S Plus Electronic Terminal which is the country’s first fully-automated building and construction permit application system.
GCash will now be the most innovative mobile money system that will assist the Valenzuela local government with real property tax assessment and collection from its residents. Using the mobile phone, city residents can pay their taxes on-time, making real property tax payment easier, more accessible, and secure.
“We would like to thank GCash for partnering with us in improving the way we do our business with the people of Valenzuela City. This team-up with the country’s leading telecommunications company, using its revolutionary mobile money service, will provide a hassle-free payment of property taxes without having to go personally to the city hall and line up, thus promoting a more productive Valenzuela citizenry,” said Hon. Rex Gatchalian, Mayor of Valenzuela City.
“We are glad to extend the convenience and security of the GCash mobile payment service to Valenzuela City residents by allowing them to pay for their Real Property Tax (RPT) using their mobile phone. With the support of the local government, we hope that more people will have access to innovative, fast and secure financial services,” said Paolo Baltao, G-Xchange, Inc President.
Valenzuela City tax payers may pay for their RPT in 2 simple steps: 1. Register to GCash by dialing *143# for FREE, select GCASH, Register, and provide the necessary information and 2. Pay for Valenzuela City Real Property Tax by dialing *137# using Globe/TM SIM; Select Valenzuela City on the list of cities; Choose Real Property Tax; Input the Tax Declaration Number; Confirm Tax Declaration Number for assessment and proceed with the payment.
GCash wallet may be funded through GCash outlets nationwide (available in Globe Stores, Puregold Supermarkets, Partner Rural Banks, Globe Load Distributors, and partner pawnshops like Villarica and Tambunting Pawnshops among others); Mobile banking through BPI Mobile Bank and Unionbank; GCash online via Megalink online cash-in and ATM via Bancnet.