BOC Implements Online Payment Service through PayMaya

The Bureau of Customs (BOC), in partnership with PayMaya Philippines Inc., will begin the implementation of its online payment solution for the collection, transmittal, and remittance of customs fees and charges starting on June 26, 2020.

Last June 11, 2020, the BOC signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), and PayMaya aimed at ensuring tax collection efficiency and seamless customs services.

To pay fees and charges through PayMaya, the client may indicate his preference for online payment in the Customer Portal. The client would then receive the invoice through their email address. The invoice will show the fees or charges due and the corresponding amount. The client shall click on “Pay”. Once all the relevant Cardholder Information is provided, the client shall click on “Complete Order”. The client may opt to save the card for future use before confirming payment. Once confirmed, the payment will be processed for 2-3 seconds. After payment processing, the client shall receive the transaction status. Clients can choose to give their email address or SMS number to receive the transaction receipt.

This effort is pursuant to Republic Act No. 8792, also known as the E-Commerce Act of 2000 and RA 11032, or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Services Delivery Act of 2018 mandating all offices and agencies to improve transactions systems and procedures.

The BOC ensures the public that it will continue to adopt measures necessary to facilitate and minimize disruption to the supply chain as the country shifts to a faceless transaction.