The Quezon City government has enabled online payment for real-estate tax and new business permits through its electronic payment facility – QC Pay Easy.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said the platform, which is housed in the city’s E-Services website, would allow payers to pay via credit card, Paymaya E-wallet, or to instantly transfer funds from BPI, RCBC, Robinson’s Bank and UnionBank.
Other online payment methods would be added over time, and the system would eventually be integrated with all online services that require payment at the City Treasury.
“Paying taxes should not be taxing. That’s why the local government is keen on delivering cost-efficient and practical solutions such as this to address the woes of our taxpayers and business owners,” Belmonte said.
Starting yesterday, individuals who want to pay their real-property tax and/or business owners who wish to apply for a new business permit may do so via the QC E-Services portal (https://qceservices.quezoncity.gov.ph).
City Administrator Michael Alimurung said Pay Easy follows the footsteps of Biz Easy and Build Easy, which presents all stakeholders with “a win-win situation.”
“Transacting online would mean saving time and effort, and limited face to face interactions, which help prevent the risks of COVID-19,” he said.
“And lastly, through Pay Easy, we are able to respond to the call of the Anti-Red Tape Authority and comply with the Ease of Doing Business Act which seeks to digitize government transactions,” he added.