Ethio Telecom’s telebirr proves instrumental in paying dues as the telecommunications firm begins implementing telebirr based tax payment system to enable category A and B federal tax payers in collaboration with the revenue ministry.
On Thursday September 1, 2022 Ethio Telecom signed an agreement with the Federal Documents Authentication and Registration Agency (DARA) to implement telebirr based service payments to enable customers of the agency to utilize telebirr payment systems in order to settle their service payments.
“This partnership agreement will modernize the existing working system of the agency and will enable its customers to settle their service payment using the telebirr digital payment system which is an easy, fast, and convenient and secure payment platform,” said Frehiwot Tamiru, CEO of Ethio Telecom.
Speaking at the ceremony, Muluken Amare, director of the agency, emphasized that these system will decrease frauds and mismanagement, “We have been working for the last 4 years to digitize our system and this agreement will help us to achieve our target.”
Consequently, the customers can easily settle service charges via telebirr mobile App or USSD (*127#) for authentication services like vehicle sale, donation, power of attorney, rental and loan agreement, memorandum of association and other similar services using the payment reference number they receive from the agency.
Federal Documents Authentication and Registration Agency has 15 branch offices and has been providing 27 different types of services as well as serve more than 7,000 customers and over 6.5-million-birr transaction is made per day.
“Ethio Telecom is working to simplify national payment system, and soon telebirr will start providing payment service for category A and B tax payers. We are also working to facilitate the system with the revenue ministry,” said Biruk Adhana, head of telebirr at Ethio Telecom, adding, “Ethio Telecom is further working with the Ministry of Innovation and Ministry of Trade to facilitate a telebirr based E-service.”
Telebirr has now more than 23 million customers. Recently, the company in partnership with Dashen Bank has launched three types of financial services namely telebirr mela (micro credit) a service that allows individual customers, agents and merchants to borrow money for any transaction or withdrawal and telebirr endekise (credit pay/overdraft service) a service that enables customers to borrow money when they are short of balance in their telebirr account while making transaction and telebirr sanduq (Micro Saving service) a saving service which is available with interest free and interest rate based micro saving services with a theme of finance for all to ensure financial services inclusion and accessibility to our wider society.
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