EasyCard holders can now pay for services at another 51 government agencies, the Taipei City Government said yesterday.
A total of 151 fee items can be paid via the EasyCard, such as the application or handling fees for household registration, marriage certificates and registration of business titles.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said the city government wanted to expand the scope of the EasyCard to make it more convenient for people.
The EasyCard, launched on June 12, 2002, is the sixth-largest circulated card of its kind in the world.
Users are able to store as much as NT$10,000 (US$300) on their EasyCard to pay for transactions below NT$1,000.
The daily spending limit is to be capped at NT$3,000.
Taipei EasyCard Corp chairman Chang Chia-sheng (張家生) said the EasyCard’s circulation has reached 42 million.
To encourage the public to take advantage of the service, the company is holding a lucky draw for EasyCard users until the end of next month, giving away NT$10,000 every week.
Hau yesterday dismissed any competition with New Taipei City, which also promotes the use of the EasyCard at government agencies in the city, saying that the two cities are cooperating to improve people’s lives.