April 16, 2007
Filing your income tax by SMS (Philippines)
The Bureau of Internal Revenue in the Philippines offers a service called "PAYBIR," where a taxpayer can file his or her income tax returns by SMS. Manila Bulletin Online reports.
"Through the PAYBIR service, taxpayers can now pay their tax of R10,000 ($281.-) and below through a text message. The BIR has forged a partnership with Land Bank of the Philippines as the accredited agent bank and Globe Telecom as the taxpayer agent. Globe Telecom uses its G-Cash facility to make tax payments on behalf of its subscribers.
This is unique and could be the first in the world where a taxpayer can pay his income tax through a text message without going to the BIR or a bank."
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