Mid March 2019, my team (Taxumo) was introduced to the GrabPay team of Grab. We were introduced by Ms. Diane Eustaquio, the Executive Director of Ideaspace. As some of you may know, we were part of Batch 4 of this incubator/accelerator program, and it has helped us a lot in our start-up journey.
I remember the first time we met with the GrabPay (Grab Philippines) team. They really and sincerely wanted to help with the mission of making it easier for every one to pay taxes. After the first meeting, everyone in each of the teams were committed to make this happen.
Since April was a busy season for us, we agreed to start integrations by May 2019. Integrations only took us a month and for marketing, our go-to-market strategies were laid out after.
We’ve actively started promoting our partnership this month (July 2019).
How will this partnership benefit me?
You can get huge savings when it comes to paying your taxes, particularly on the Taxumo processing fees.
For one, when you pay your taxes using GrabPay Credits for the months of July and August 2019, you get Php 100 OFF on Taxumo Processing Fees.
All you need to do are the following:
Step 1: Key in your income and expense receipts in Taxumo then view your Tax Dues Cards to check on the amount of taxes that you need to pay
Step 2: Choose GrabPay as the payment option and click on payment. It will immediately confirm if you have enough balance in your Grab App (GrabPay Credits) so be sure that you have enough GrabPay credits.
Notice that you will automatically have Php 100 OFF.
The second benefit is that you can get more Taxumo Xennies (usually 1 Xenny is equivalent to 1 Peso). Taxumo Xennies can be used to pay Taxumo Processing fees and to upgrade your Taxumo Plans.
You can now purchase Taxumo Xennies using GrabPay Credits. The best deal that you can get is paying Php 250 for 550 Xennies!
So if you really want to upgrade your Taxumo account and have access to our books of accounts view (if you don’t know how to fill out those manual ledgers) or if you want to get around 50%+ off on Taxumo Processing fees, now it the time to STOCK UP ON XENNIES!
Personally, my dream really for these kinds of integrations with partners, is to have a country where you can pay taxes anytime, anywhere. A country where tax payers pay their duties while commuting, while waiting for the next episode on Netflix, while standing in line in the recently opened ShakeShack… basically, anywhere!
We also welcome new ideas that you may have. If you have an idea that you think will work well for Taxumo, message us at firstname.lastname@example.org!