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Traveling soon? Pay your Travel Tax easy and hassle-free online

Like any budget traveler, I’ve always wished that our airport is better. Better facilities, better services, more food choices. While any amount of change usually takes time, my yearly sojourn in and out the country has made me aware that indeed, things are changing. It usually starts with cleaner, well maintained rest rooms, brighter lounge areas and more food stalls opening in the airport.

And now, comes the great news that Travel Taxes can now be paid online. We all know the agony of standing in line just to pay the travel tax – it’s cumbersome and tedious and takes a lot of time. Thanks to the efforts of TIEZA, you can remove this chore from your To Do’s while at the airport.

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TIEZA, the government arm tasked with the collection and allocation of Travel Taxes, has now rolled out the Travel Tax Online Payment System.  No more falling in line at the airport just to pay your travel taxes, now it can be done via this simple procedure:

Go to the TIEZA website at http://tieza.gov.ph/  (or: http://www.phtraveltax.com/cgi-bin/tieza.cgi) , from there you can open an account via a short registration procedure.  The default home screen is the Travel Tax Online Payment System, to begin the process, simply click “click here”.

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  • The TIEZA home screen is not static, and the main image changes, should the main image cycle to different image, you won’t need to wait for it to cycle back, just click the “Travel Tax” tab, and select “Pay Travel Tax” in the dropdown, this should bring you to the login screen.
  • First timers should click on “Don’t have an account? Click here”, this will bring up the registration screen.  The registration screen will ask for very basic information, including your email address.  Be sure to fill in an address you have access to at the moment you register, as you will need to confirm your registration via email.  Finally, you will get a pop-up summary of the information you provided, and be asked to click “OK” to confirm.
  • Once registered, you will see a new screen and you can pay your travel taxes by just clicking a button that says “Click here to fill up Travel Tax Payment Form”, this will lead you to a very straightforward form that will ask for some basic information about your flight, as well as the type of ticket you have.  Once you have filled out the initial form and submitted it, you will need to provide your credit card information along with some pertinent flight details.
  • At the end of the process, you will be given an electronic receipt to print out, this you can then present at the airport on the day of your flight as proof that you have paid your travel taxes.  This will save you the hassle of having to fall in line at the airport to pay your travel taxes, or to make an extra trip to a TIEZA office.

Should you require additional information, call the TIEZA office at (02) 551 – 9533, or visit http://tieza.gov.ph/travel-tax/ .

In a perfect world, we would want to spend our Holidays abroad and NOT pay a travel tax. But I’ll take any improvement that I can get. It shows the organization is interested in improving the system. That’s something to look forward to and be proud of anytime.

Have you tried paying your travel tax online? Let me know what you think!

 

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Good news! You can now pay your travel taxes online 

Step by step guide

One of my pet peeves when traveling out of of the country is paying my travel taxes especially if there’s long lines ahead of me. 

However, since paying travel taxes is one of my duties as a citizen, I welcome the Travel Tax Online Payment System, a recent initiative of TIEZA, the government arm tasked with the collection and allocation of travel taxes. No more falling in line at the airport just to pay your travel taxes, now all you need is to follow this simple procedure:
1. Go to the TIEZA website at TIEZA.gov.ph

2. From the TIEZA home page click on “click here” at the Philippine Travel Tax Payment System screen:

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If the Philippine Travel Tax Payment System is not the screen displayed on the TIEZA home page, click The Travel Tax Tab, and Select “Pay Travel Tax”

3. Click on “Don’t have an account? Click Here” (assuming you are a first timer).

Registration:

4. Fill out the member registration form.

5. When done filling out the registration form, click “ok” to confirm information or “Cancel” to change information.

6. Open the email address you provided and confirm your registration via the confirmation link that TIEZA will send you. If the email does not appear right away, wait a few seconds to a minute and refresh your browser. Should the confirmation email never arrived, there is will be a confirmation link to click on the TIEZA site.

Travel Tax Payment:

7. Once confirmed, click “Click Here to fill up Travel Tax Payment Form!” to bring up Travel Tax Payment Form.

8. Fill up Travel Tax Payment form and click “Confirm Application”

9. The online payment form will appear, fill up Online Payment for and click “confirm payment”

10. Your travel tax payment transactions will appear on the next screen under “Recent Travel Tax Application”, when a transaction has been fully completed, a “Print” button will appear next to it. Wait for the button to read “Print” and click the print button. This may take a few minutes. Refresh your browser every 10 seconds until the print button appears.

11. From the final screen you will be able to print your Travel Tax Payment Receipt. Print the receipt, and bring the printout with you to the airport on the day of your flight, to be presented with your other travel documents

For more information, call the TIEZA office at (02) 551 – 9533 for more information.

PR: Applications for 2016 Aboitz college scholarship programs now open

In the Philippines, the best way to change your life and your future is to get the best possible education you can get. 

While getting a university degree is not as expensive in the Philippines compared to other countries, the cost is still considered prohibitive especially in a country where the minimum wage is still below PHP 500 in 2015. 

For bright young students dreaming of a good college education, take advantage of existing scholarship programs issued by the government and the Private sector. 

 
One of the organizations that continued to support the Filipino youth when it comes to achieving more in life is the Aboitiz Group. As one of the country’s leading business organizations, Aboitiz gives back to the country through various socio-civic undertakings. 

One of these programs aim to help qualified college students continue and complete their studies through the Aboitiz College Scholarship Program (ACSP), which aims to   support and inspire students to value, appreciate, and make the most of their education. 

ACSP provides students with financial assistance to cover tuition (100%) and miscellaneous expenses, book requirements, and transportation needs. 

Students will also be guaranteed:

  • On-The-Job Training (OJT) in the Aboitiz Group 
  • Participation in the Aboitiz Future Leaders Business Summit (AFLBS) 
  • Participation in the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.’s Kool Adventure Camp

To qualify for the ACSP, the applicant must:

  • Be a full-time 1st to 4th year incoming student of an eligible college or university.
  • Be pursuing a degree in Accountancy, Business/Management, Information Technology, Psychology, Engineering, or Pre-Law.
  • Have a final average grade/cumulative overall GPA (Grade Point Average) not lower than 85% or its equivalent;
  • Not have a failing or incomplete grade;
  • Not have a record of any form of disciplinary action; and,
  • Must have fully completed and submitted all application requirements on time.

  
“Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) believes that a good education is the powerful foundation exceptional leadership is built on. We are therefore supportive of programs such as the ACSP that champion academic excellence and shape tomorrow’s leaders,” Txabi Aboitiz, AEV Chief Human Resources Officer, said. At present, ACSP is supporting the education of 44 college students nationwide.

ACSP is part of the Aboitiz Group’s Future Talents Program, which also includes the Aboitiz OJT Program, AFLBS, and Aboitiz Speaker’s Box Lecture Series, as well as business unit initiatives such as AboitizPower’s Power 101 series, AboitizPower Distribution’s Cadetship Program, UnionBank’s Management Trainee Program (LEAD), and Pilmico’s Junior Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Congress

For more information regarding ACSP application requirements, screening, and selection timetable, please email careers@aboitiz.com, visit careers.aboitiz.com, or follow AboitizCareers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.