Tacloban City Gov’t to launch online Tax Payment System
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) – Taxpayers of this City will soon have the option to avoid the long queue when paying their taxes at the Kanhuraw Business Center (KBC). Using the Electronic Payment Portal (EPP) and Online Assessment System developed by the Management Information Systems Division (MISD), taxpayers can now avoid the hassle associated with paying their taxes the conventional way.
The EPP is an internet-based payment system set to be launched this Thursday, October 26 at the Robinsons Place Expansion Activity Area at around 2:00 p.m.– the latest innovation of the City Government through the leadership of Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez to provide taxpayers with a ‘cashless,’ online and enhanced tax payment system accessible through the use of smartphones and other web-enabled devices.
Payments of real property taxes, business and Transport permits, and online Tax Assessment will be among the initial services of the EPP; which the City Government considers as an effective way to lessen the direct and indirect costs related with physical cash handling, increase the immediate accountability and tracking of financial flows, and cut the payment transaction time.
Taxpayers can pay online by conveniently accessing the EPP link found on the Official Website of the Tacloban City Government www.tacloban.gov.ph, using any web-enabled devices, which will then direct them to the Landbank EPP Website. First time users of the system will be assigned a default password which they can change anytime.
The EPP App can also be downloaded from Google Play and Apple App Store.
Among the safety features of the online payment system is that it is protected by 128-bit Safe Security Layer (SSL) encryption technology to ensure a secured transaction; it is authenticated by Verisign, one of the leading certification companies that checks the authenticity of a website, and it has a CAPTCHA feature to ensure that the transaction is not done by a machine.
The service is available to Landbank ATM and debit card holders, BancNet-member Banks Card holders and Gcash. A transaction fee of P10 to P30 will be charged, depending on the mode of payment. – Henry James G. Roca