For the first time in Romania, Mastercard is launching a cashback campaign for those who, in 2023, pay their taxes with a Mastercard debit or credit card. Between March 24 – 31, Mastercard card holders, who choose to make these payments on the Ghiseul.ro platform and mobile application or on other online platforms provided by local administrations, benefit of 10% cashback – up to 50 lei per cashback and up to 600 lei per card.
At the same time, they automatically enter into the draw for one of the 10 prizes, worth 5,000 lei, and the grand prize, worth 50,000 lei, offered as part of the “Less worries, extra benefits” campaign, organized by Mastercard between February 1 and March 31.
“In the past years, more and more Romanians have accustomed to pay their taxes in the first part of the year, in order to benefit from the 10% discount available until the end of March. 2023 comes, however, with a special type of financial pressure due to the current economic context. Thus, the guaranteed 10% cashback now additionally offered by Mastercard, is the specific way we support as many Romanians as possible in paying these expenses. Mastercard has been close, since its launch, to the development of the Ghișeul.ro platform, an example of a public-private partnership that aims to digitize and modernize public services and increase the level of public revenue collection. We continued the mission with the development and launch of the Ghișeul.ro app, users thus having at their disposal, from this year, the best digital option to pay taxes and fees safely, simply and quickly, anytime and from anywhere”, said Cosmin Vladimirescu, Country Manager Mastercard Romania and Croatia.
From January 1 to March 21, 1,528,765 transactions were registered through the Ghișeul.ro platform and app, while the Ghișeul.ro app reached over 160,000 downloads (106,000 on Android and 58,000 on IOS). Launched in 2011, Ghiseul.ro is the official online payment platform of the Romanian state. The platform is administered by the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania (ADR), in partnership with the Romanian Electronic Payments Association (APERO).
The “Less worries, extra benefits” campaign regulation, which includes 10% guaranteed cashback and raffle prizes, is available on Mastercard’s website.