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Pay property tax with credit card!

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Mar 15, 2017
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Pay property tax with credit card!

Just found this ios/android app called "Paytm Canada", apparently you can pay any bills through the app. The nice thing is you can link your credit card, so you will get cashback/points which are not common when paying certain types of bills.

I was suspicious at first, but I just managed to pay my property tax bill successfully.

Paytm seems like a legit company, with big footprint originating from India.
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Jul 23, 2009
349 posts
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Brampton, ON
Seems like patym has launched its services in Canada and currently they are waiving transaction fees to pay .
Not availabe in QC. Rest of canada Seems OK
tried to pay City taxes and hydro bill using my credit card and it seems to work. should get a nice cashback from my Rogers mastercard :D

the cashback earned is using your CC not PAYTM.
edit: checked my pending transactions on CC, show up "Type: Mail/Phone Order" so should be good and not cash advance.

Edit : investing accounts not available anymore.

link to app
iOS : https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/paytm-c ... 51363?mt=8
Android :https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... one97.hero
Kasakato wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 11:00 am
Canadian Tire bill pay 2.0 it seems.
hvwozq wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 12:42 pm
More like Plastiq's competition, not Canadian Tire 2.0.
Paytm is being charged credit card fees, not the payees.
They are probably eating all the fees right now just to get people in.
plastiq-pay-any-bill-credit-card-0-2-5-fee-2016387/

some reading.
http://mobilesyrup.com/2017/03/16/mobil ... tm-canada/
Last edited by desi_mtl_dude on Mar 17th, 2017 10:42 am, edited 6 times in total.
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Fee appears to be a flat $0.50 in the terms? I wonder if it will change to a percent rate post launch.
Last edited by Kasakato on Mar 17th, 2017 10:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Just checked the list of payees and there are some very interesting ones there. Canadian Tire bill pay 2.0 it seems.
Member
Jul 23, 2009
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Brampton, ON
i agree.
i did 2 payments and one less than 100 and one more than 1000 and both cases the fee was 50 cents, which was rebated. so if this is the case, will make sense to use this even once the fee rebate is gone
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Sorry but the deal here is they're waiving the transaction fee (for launch)? The cash back OP is mentioning is from his CC?
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Jul 23, 2009
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Brampton, ON
yes,
the cashback is from CC. traditionally for city taxes, utilties, you cannot pay with CC without fees ( 1-2%), but this allows to pay using CC and earn cashback on CC
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anon_s wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 11:15 am
Sorry but the deal here is they're waiving the transaction fee (for launch)? The cash back OP is mentioning is from his CC?
Pay your bill using your CC, for free. The deal is they waive the $0.50 fee and you gain your CC benefits.
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Apr 10, 2003
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can we pay property tax using this service?
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Brampton, ON
ricedion wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 11:25 am
can we pay property tax using this service?
I did try to pay property taxes and they are in pending status. will update OP once they are confirmed.
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Dec 6, 2002
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Hope these transactions aren't processed as 'Cash like transactions'

Ron.
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Jul 23, 2009
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newfbc wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 11:28 am
Hope these transactions aren't processed as 'Cash like transactions'

Ron.
see OP. trx shows up as mail/phone order.
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Mar 9, 2012
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KITCHENER
I can't imagine the payee's swallowing the fee's that credit card companies charge.

Must be a hitch somewhere.
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Jul 23, 2009
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Brampton, ON
jeff1970 wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 11:29 am
I can't imagine the payee's swallowing the fee's that credit card companies charge.

Must be a hitch somewhere.
That is yet to be seen. I believe it was launched today, and they seem to have flat trx fees. more details will come soon.
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Aug 7, 2006
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Wish i can pay my condo fees this way
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