The Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) promotes the online release of the Travel Tax Exemption Certificate (TEC). This initiative makes it easier for the traveling exporter to get their TEC online.
Once TIEZA approves the online application, exporters can print the TEC at the convenience of their home or office. The following requirements are to be observed by exporters in applying for the online release of TEC:
1. 2×2 ID Picture (taken within the last six months in JPEG format)
2. Passport Identification and Signature page
3. Airline Ticket or Confirmed Flight Booking
4. Endorsement from the EDC (Approved travel tax exemption application form)
In applying for the online release of travel tax exemption certificate, TIEZA reminds of the following:
(a) All applications submitted for the online release of TEC are processed within three (3) working days from the date of complete submission of requirements. (b) The flight date must be at least three (3) days before the date of your application for the online release of TEC. Otherwise, applications shall be processed ONSITE through any TIEZA’s Travel Tax Offices or Airport Counters. (c) All applications for the online release of TEC are processed and evaluated from Monday to Friday, and (d) Submissions beyond 5 pm or weekends are considered the next working day application.
Exporters must first verify with the EDC Secretariat if the application for travel tax exemption was already endorsed to TIEZA before filing an application for the online TEC release. To access the TIEZA application form, please click the link.
All Filipino exporters traveling to attend and participate in international events like trade fairs, outbound business matching and selling missions, trade negotiations, promotions, seminars, and international conferences organized or endorsed by the recommending agencies under E.O. 589 are qualified to avail of this exemption and online TEC release.
For further inquiries on the online TEC release, exporters may call TIEZA at 02 8249-5900 to 79 Local 641, 643, 646 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. MGL