The government is launching the e-Payments platform, which will make it easy to settle various taxes and fees. This is a significant convenience for residents who want to quickly pay, for example, their waste collection bill. More and more public and administrative units that collect various types of fees have the opportunity to join the new platform. This can significantly improve the process of fee payments between citizens and municipalities, cities, or the state.
mObywatel as a facilitation in tax and fee payments
Currently, residents can make payments through the mObywatel system. Through this channel, they can pay property tax, waste disposal fees, as well as rent or lease fees for state-owned lands. It’s worth noting the convenience and speed of this payment method. Operators and payment methods are familiar from online stores. One of their significant advantages is that the payer does not have to worry about correctly filling in the amount or recipient fields, as they are automatically filled in.
e-Payments app downloaded by 9.5 million people
Currently, around 9.5 million people have downloaded the application on their phones. It can be expected that more features will be added over time. It is worth mentioning that documents entered and confirmed through the mObywatel system by users are equally valid as paper versions since March 9. Therefore, the number of cases to be handled through this channel is expected to continue to grow. In the near future, the government plans to expand the services with additional possibilities, including paying fees for issuing documents or applications, settling tax payments, but also receiving notifications about tax refunds, and even decisions on admitting a child to kindergarten. A useful option is to send the user a reminder that the expiration date of their ID card or passport is approaching. The possibility of using an electronic version of the ID card on equal terms with a physical document will be introduced on September 1, 2023.