Digital platform for payment and collection of values to the National Treasury Single Account, PagTesouro will be launched in November, announced today (29) the agency's secretary, Bruno Funchal. The technology dispenses with the Union Collection Guide (GRU) and allows online debit payments.
The platform will work in an integrated way with Pix – a future instant payment system that will be launched by the Central Bank (BC) in November. Pix will be offered within PagTesouro as one of the forms of payment, in addition to payment by credit card.
The amounts paid through the new system must be transferred to the Single Treasury Account within one business day. Although the technology allows payments without the GRU, the issuance of the guide will remain available free of charge at PagTesouro.
The decree that instituted the digital platform for payments to the Treasury was published last week in the Official Diary of the Union. With the decree, it will be possible to reopen the accreditation document for payment service providers. Opened in June, the first version of the announcement was suspended because the technology had to undergo some adjustments.
The payment service provider must have authorization from the Central Bank to operate. The requirements for integration will be established in an accreditation notice.
According to the decree, an act of the Minister of Economy will discipline the operation of PagTesouro. After the publication of this act, PagTesouro can be used for payment and collection of values.
PagTesouro has been in the testing phase since September last year. On that occasion, the payment of fees to the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) started to be made through online debt.
The innovation was developed by the Digital Government Secretariat of the Ministry of Economy, by the Federal Data Processing Service (Serpro), in partnership with Banco do Brasil (BB) and Anvisa itself.