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Monday, February 13, 2017

Steps on How to Pay Your Travel Tax Online

According to Presidential Decree 1183, as amended, a travel tax also known as departure tax is imposed or collected when you leave the Philippines regardless of your country destination.  For Overseas Filipino Workers, they are exempted in paying travel tax and their dependents may enjoy the Privileged Reduced Travel Tax.  1. How much is the travel tax?  Individuals may be charged the full travel tax, standard reduced travel tax, and the privileged reduced travel tax:




According to Presidential Decree 1183, as amended, a travel tax also known as departure tax is imposed or collected when you leave the Philippines regardless of your country destination.

For Overseas Filipino Workers, they are exempted in paying travel tax and their dependents may enjoy the Privileged Reduced Travel Tax.

1. How much is the travel tax?

Individuals may be charged the full travel tax, standard reduced travel tax, and the privileged reduced travel tax:


2. Who pays the full travel tax?
A. Citizens of the Philippines

B. Taxable Foreign Passport Holders

C.Non-immigrant foreign passport holders who have stayed in the Philippines for more than one (1) year


Requirements:

  • Original Passport
  • Airline Ticket
Full Travel Tax Rates:
  • First Class Passage: P2,700.00
  • Economy Class Passage: P1,620.00

TRAVEL TAX EXEMPTION 


Who may be exempted from paying the Travel Tax?

A. Overseas Filipino workers

B.Filipino permanent residents abroad whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year
C.Infants (2 years and below)



For OFWs as exempted passengers:

  • If hired through POEA, the Overseas Employment Certificate serves as the Exemption Certificate
  • If directly hired abroad, a Certificate of Employment issued by the Philippine Embassy / Consulate in the place of work or an Employment Contract authenticated by the Philippine Embassy / Consulate

NOTE: The OEC is valid as Exemption Certificate if used in going to the OFW’s worksite

NOTE: You may visit the TIEZA website for the complete list of passengers qualified for exemption


REDUCED TRAVEL TAX


How much is the Reduced Travel Tax?



First ClassEconomy
Standard Reduced RateP1,350.00P810.00
Privileged Reduced Rate   P400.00P300.00

Who may avail of the Standard Reduced Travel Tax? What are the requirements?


Minors (from 2 years and one (1) day to 12th birthday on date of travel)
  1. Original Passport
  2. In case the original passport cannot be presented, original birth certificate and photocopy of identification page of passport
  3. Airline ticket, if already issued
Accredited Filipino journalist whose travel is in pursuit of journalistic assignment
  1. Original Passport
  2. Certification from the Office of the Press Secretary
  3. Certification from the passenger’s editor or station manager that he/she is an accredited journalist
  4. Airline ticket, if already issued
Those authorized by the President of the Republic of the Philippines for reasons of national interest
  1. Original Passport
  2. Written authorization from the Office of the President expressly entitling the passenger to the reduced travel tax
  3. Airline ticket, if already issued



FOR OFW DEPENDENTS

Who may avail of the Privileged Reduced Travel Tax? What are the requirements?

Legitimate spouse of an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)
  1. Original Passport
  2. Original Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) / Certified true copy of Balikmanggagawa Form / Certified true copy of the OFW’s Travel Exit Permit / Certification of Accreditation or Registration
  3. Original or authenticated marriage contract
  4. Airline ticket, if already issued
  5. Certification from the manning agency that the seaman’s dependent is joining the seaman’s vessel
Legitimate and unmarried children of an OFW below 21 years of age
NOTE: This privileged reduced travel tax is granted to the dependent of a land-based OFW, if said dependent is traveling to the work site.
  1. Original Passport
  2. Original Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) / Certified true copy of Balikmanggagawa Form / Certified true copy of the OFW’s Travel Exit Permit / Certification of Accreditation or Registration
  3. Original or authenticated birth certificate
  4. Airline ticket, if already issued
  5. Certification from the manning agency that the seaman’s dependent is joining the seaman’s vessel

Travel Tax Refund


A. Basic Policies on Regular Travel Tax Refunds

  • Claims for refund must be made within two (2) years from the date of payment.
  • The travel tax refund check is for deposit to the payee’s account only but may be uncrossed upon the request of the payee who shall be properly identified.
  • If the claimant is not the passenger, a Special Power of Attorney shall be submitted for the release of the check.
  • For minor a payee, the parent shall present the minor’s original birth certificate, unless the parent signed the passport on behalf of the minor. If the claimant is not the minor’s parent, he/she shall present the minor’s original birth certificate and submit a Special Power of Attorney executed by the minor’s parents.
  • Airline companies or their agents may grant the refund to the passenger if the travel tax sought to be refunded has not yet been remitted to TIEZA.

The following identification cards are acceptable for the purpose of claiming refund checks:



Original PassportOriginal Social Security System ID
Original Government Service Insurance System IDOriginal Driver’s License
Original Postal IDOriginal Professional Regulations Commission ID

REASON FOR REFUND OF A TRAVEL TAX

Reason for RefundDocumentary Requirements
Unused ticket
  • Original Passport
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Airline ticket showing travel tax collection
  • Copy of fare refund voucher or certification from the airline authorized signatory that the ticket is unused, non-rebookable, and has no refund value.
  • Original TIEZA Official Receipt (passenger and airline copies), if travel tax was paid directly to TIEZA
Non-coverage
Non-immigrant foreign passport holders who are not subject to the Philippine travel tax if their stay in the Philippines is less than one year (refer to table 2 on Full Travel Tax Page)
  • Original passport. In case the original passport cannot be presented, a certification from the Bureau of Immigration indicating the passenger’s identity, the immigration status, and the applicable date of arrival shall be submitted.
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Airline ticket showing travel tax collection
Travel Tax Exemption
(refer to table 3 on Travel Tax Exemption page)
  • Original passport
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Supporting documents required under Presidential Decree No. 1183, as amended by P.D.1205 and Batas Pambansa Blg.38 on
  • Airline ticket showing travel tax collection
  • Original TIEZA Official Receipt (passenger copy), if travel tax was paid directly to TIEZA
Reduced Travel Tax
(refer to tables4 & 5 on Reduced Travel Tax page)
  • Original passport
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Supporting documents required under Rule VII of the Rules and Regulations on Travel Tax.
  • Airline ticket showing travel tax collection
  • Original TIEZA Official Receipt (passenger copy), if travel tax was paid directly to TIEZA
Downgraded Ticket
  • Original passport
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Airline ticket showing travel tax collection
  • Certification from the airline that the ticket was downgraded or a certified copy of the airline flight manifest
  • Original TIEZA Official Receipt (passenger copy), if travel tax was paid directly to TIEZA
Double payment
  • Original passport
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Airline ticket showing travel tax collection
  • Original TIEZA Official Receipt (passenger and airline copies), if travel tax was paid directly to TIEZA
Undue Travel Tax
  • Original passport
  • TIEZA Refund Application Form No. 353
  • Airline ticket showing that the travel tax was collected and that the passenger is not subject to the Travel Tax
  • Original TIEZA Official Receipt (passenger and airline copies), if travel tax was paid directly to TIEZA


HOW TO PAY YOUR TRAVEL TAX ONLINE?



Last October 2016, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) launched the launch an online system where travellers can pay their travel taxes, easy and hassle free.

Here's the process;

1. Open an account on the TIEZA website http://tieza.gov.ph/.

2. From the home page, select the clickable image for travel tax payment, or select the "Travel Tax" tab in the header of the webpage and click "Pay Travel Tax" in the dropdown menu.

3. Create an account by filling out the registration form. Once registered, fill out the form for the payment of travel tax.

  • Prepare and enter the details of your flight
  • Type of ticket you have
  • Your Credit Card Information
4. After you have confirmed payment, you will be given an electronic receipt to print out. Simply bring the receipt with you on the day of your flight to be presented with your travel documents.

With this online payment system, you can skip queues at the airport and you can pay your travel tax before the day of your flight. 

(Source:http://tieza.gov.ph/travel-tax/,rappler)


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