Taiwan Post Office to halt receipt lottery redemption service next year

The Ministry of Finance is working to develop a comprehensive e-invoice redemption app to be available for Android phones by December

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(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Nov. 19 announced that the uniform-invoice redemption service, or claiming the money won from the national receipt lottery, will no longer be available at Taiwan Post Office locations.

The service will be stopped on Dec. 29, and will be replaced with a comprehensive e-invoice redemption application for smart phones and tablets that will debut as early as December.

At a press conference today, MOC Minister Su Jian-rong (蘇建榮) said that they are working to develop an online application for redeeming money for winning receipt numbers that will first be made available to Android phones. The app is expected to be launched by December of this year.

He added that the upcoming app would include various functions for users such as invoice storage, consumption analysis, and an e-invoice redemption notification service that will automatically notify winners and transfer winnings directly into his/her personal debit account, CNA quoted.

After December 28, no invoice redemption service will be offered at Chunghwa Post; however, winners of bi-monthly invoices can still redeem receipts for the fifth and sixth tier prize amounts at any convenience store as well as supermarkets, including Simple Mart and PX mart, starting from next year.

In addition, a total of 378 banks and their branches including The First Bank, Chang Hwa Bank, and National Agricultural Bank, among others, will also provide a full award redemption service. Meanwhile, people will also be able to receive prize money amounts for the third tier prizes and below at any of the 1,233 credit cooperatives across the country.