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Do i have to pay travel tax?

#1 rheanick

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:45 PM

I'm a US resident and Philippines passport holder. On my flight back to the US, do i still have to pay the travel tax?

I bought my ticket from the airline's website. I'm sure philippines travel tax is not included.
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#2 Fudpukker

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:13 PM

You will have to pay the travel tax if you bought it from a website.
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#3 Pinay Wife

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:10 PM

I'm a US resident and Philippines passport holder. On my flight back to the US, do i still have to pay the travel tax?
I bought my ticket from the airline's website. I'm sure philippines travel tax is not included.

RA 6768 provides for the exemption of Balikbayans from payment of the travel tax whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year. You may get the Tax Exemption Certificate from the PTA Counter at the airport. Fee is P200.





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#4 Tahoma

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:02 AM

RA 6768 provides for the exemption of Balikbayans from payment of the travel tax whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year. You may get the Tax Exemption Certificate from the PTA Counter at the airport. Fee is P200.

A fee for an exemption!?! :protest: :ranting: :protest:

And you will probably have to fall in line for an hour just to get the Tax Exemption Certificate! :angry:
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#5 rheanick

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:35 AM

A fee for an exemption!?! :protest: :ranting: :protest:

And you will probably have to fall in line for an hour just to get the Tax Exemption Certificate! :angry:


Tahoma, relax... :whistle: It was quite a short line.

This is my experience today:

I went to travel tax booth. Lined up.
When my turn came, i just submitted my passport and Ticket.
I mentioned to them that i have a green card.
Since my passport is in my maiden name (green passport) and my GC in my married name,
the guy just asked for a copy of my marriage certificate. I brought my certified true copy.
He photocopied all my papers and gave me the certificate.

As Pinay wife mention, I only had to pay Php 200.

I'm waiting for my flight right now.
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#6 ekto

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:38 AM

RA 6768 provides for the exemption of Balikbayans from payment of the travel tax whose stay in the Philippines is less than one year. You may get the Tax Exemption Certificate from the PTA Counter at the airport. Fee is P200.


Is this a one time payment or you need to pay everytime you leave the airport?
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#7 Tahoma

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 11:44 AM

Tahoma, relax... :whistle: It was quite a short line.

This is my experience today:

I went to travel tax booth. Lined up.
When my turn came, i just submitted my passport and Ticket.
I mentioned to them that i have a green card.
Since my passport is in my maiden name (green passport) and my GC in my married name,
the guy just asked for a copy of my marriage certificate. I brought my certified true copy.
He photocopied all my papers and gave me the certificate.

As Pinay wife mention, I only had to pay Php 200.

I'm waiting for my flight right now.


I know it's not a lot of money and the line may not be that long, but it's just the principle of the thing!

Have a nice flight, rheanick. :star:
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#8 john_and_marlene

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:07 PM

Is this a one time payment or you need to pay everytime you leave the airport?


Every time.
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#9 Fudpukker

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:17 PM

Thats basically what the Philippine Gov't is all about, every movement you gotta make a payment of some sort.
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#10 Tahoma

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:12 PM

Thats basically what the Philippine Gov't is all about, every movement you gotta make a payment of some sort.


I wouldn't be surprised if there's another form and another fee you need before you pay for the Php200 Tax Exemption Certificate! :whistle:
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#11 Fudpukker

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:54 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if there's another form and another fee you need before you pay for the Php200 Tax Exemption Certificate! :whistle:




Nope It would not surprise me at all..............


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#12 andrew&evelyn

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:51 PM

We are travelling back to PI next month and I have some questions too.

1. If you don't have that "Tax Exemption Certificate" how much tax you need to pay?

2. Does my husband and baby need to pay the tax too?

3. At the same time we are also travelling around Philippines that means we also need to get that Tax Exemption Certificate at every airport?

Thank you guys, hope somebody can help me.

Edited by andrew&evelyn, 11 June 2010 - 12:54 PM.

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#13 Pinay Wife

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:02 PM

1. If you don't have that "Tax Exemption Certificate" how much tax you need to pay?
2. Does my husband and baby need to pay the tax too?
3. At the same time we are also travelling around Philippines that means we also need to get that Tax Exemption Certificate at every airport?


1. P1,620 for Philippine passport holders.
2. Your husband is a USC so he does not have to pay same with your child if exiting the Philippines with US passport. If son is travelling on Philippine passport, he is also exempt if he is 2 years old and below.
3. Travel tax is only imposed when travelling outside the Philippines. But you still need to pay departure/terminal/security/insurance and all sorts of fees when travelling within the Philippines. Some of the fees will be included in the ticket and others will be paid at the airport.

Edited by Pinay Wife, 11 June 2010 - 03:05 PM.

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#14 edp333

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:50 PM

You can get a Travel Tax Exemption by going to a PTA tax office and doing the following:

exemption status: Filipino permanent residents abroad whose stay in the Philippines is less than one (1) year.

provide Copies of the ID pages of passport and stamp of last arrival in RP
Proof of permanent residence in foreign country (e.g. US Green Card, Canadian form 1000, etc.)

you will pay a processing fee of 200 or 300 ? PHP.

Edited by edp333, 15 June 2010 - 06:55 PM.

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:42 PM

1. P1,620 for Philippine passport holders.
2. Your husband is a USC so he does not have to pay same with your child if exiting the Philippines with US passport. If son is travelling on Philippine passport, he is also exempt if he is 2 years old and below.
3. Travel tax is only imposed when travelling outside the Philippines. But you still need to pay departure/terminal/security/insurance and all sorts of fees when travelling within the Philippines. Some of the fees will be included in the ticket and others will be paid at the airport.



my fiancee just flew out of mnl and said no one charged her the 1,620php fee.. just the standard 750php terminal fee. we were expecting it, but nada. i purchased her ticket from delta.com
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