BIR Certificate of Registration Renewal (Form 2303)

Did you know that you still need to renew your BIR Certificate of Registration (form 2303) every year? This is paid, yes, every year, on or before January 31. I know you are already familiar with the registration fee, right? It’s the Php 500 you paid using the form 0605 when you got your COR. It’s the same thing when you’re renewing it.

READ: How to Get Certificate of Registration from BIR | Mixed Income Earners

You need to fill out form 0605 and then pay in your preferred payment facility. But if you want to learn how to file this using the eBIRForms, this post is perfect for you.

Download and Install eBIRForms Package

Previously you can print form 0605, write your information, and then pay the registration fee. Now, everyone is encouraged to use the online facility or the offline eBIRForms package when filing tax returns. Don’t worry because filing your return online is a lot easier than going to your RDO. But first, you must download and install the package.

Click here to download the Offline eBIRForms Package.

Fill out the Profile

Launch your downloaded offline eBIRForms Package, and you’ll be seeing a similar image above. You must fill out the profile as follows. Once you fill them out, you need to put in your TIN and RDO the next time you’ll use the eBIRForms. Please remember to put your personal email address because this is where the BIR confirmation message will be sent once you submitted form 0605.

Use Form 0605 to Pay Annual Registration Fee

1. Search for form 0605 in the list of BIR forms section and then click fill-out.

2. Fill out form 0605 and click validate to check if you missed answering any required item.

BIR COR Renewal

3. Once everything is validated, you can now click submit, and you will see a pop-up saying a confirmation email will be sent to your email address.

4. Print 3 to 4 copies of form 0605 if you will be paying the registration fee in an authorized bank.

After submitting the form 0605, wait for the confirmation email coming from You can usually get this confirmation email within two hours upon submitting the form online. Print 3 to 4 copies of this together with the form 0605. Usually, 3 copies are enough, but other payment facilities require 4 copies.

Pay at your Any Preferred Payment Facility

You can pay the Php 500 annual registration fee in an Authorized Agent Bank / Collection Agent / GCASH or use other payment options. By the way, an authorized agent bank is any authorized bank in the jurisdiction of your RDO. You can check here if your bank is an authorized agent bank of your RDO.

Pay BIR Annual Registration Fee via GCash

If you are looking for a convenient way to pay your taxes, then GCash is the option you might consider. You can now pay it with just a click of your fingers.

So here’s how you can pay the BIR annual registration fee via GCash:

1. Launch your GCash App

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Pay BIR Annual Registration Fee via GCash

2. Choose Government

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3. Click BIR

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4. Fill out the form and then proceed to confirmation.

Return period is the last day of the type of tax you are paying. Because this is for the annual registration fee then the rerun period is December 31 of the current year.

Branch code is the last 3 to 5 digits of your TIN. If you’re TIN is 123-456-789-000 then your branch code is “000.” Put two additional zeroes in front if needed for GCash payment.

That’s it, and you’re done. You don’t have to print anything nor go to any accredited agent, thus, saving you time.

Final Thoughts

At first, you might be overwhelmed by all the things you need to do. But don’t you like the convenience of settling your due from the comfort of your home? Goodbye, long lines, and commute going to your RDO to renew your registration. I hope you learned from this and use it in renewing your certificate of registration. If you have anything to share, please let me know.

READ: What to do next after using the e-BIRForms?


91 thoughts on “BIR Certificate of Registration Renewal (Form 2303)

  1. Hello! Are there any other forms needed to fill out other than payment form 0605 for renewal of COR? And need pa po ba dalhin sa BIR office or their acknowledgment email is enough?

    Thank you

  2. Hi sir… what does this error messages meaning?
    Background information saved/updated successfully as profile….
    aftr ko po mag fill up ng 0605 form.. thanks for the help po

  3. Good day, and branch code namin 00010. pero sa Offline BIR eforms 3 numbers/digits lang ang pwede ilagay instead of 5. tama po ba na 010 ang ilagay ko? Thank you

  4. Hi, after filing 500 PHP for registration fee, do I need to pay 30 pesos for documentary stamp if the submission was done through ebirforms?

  5. I missed to renew COR last year ( Jan 2022), how can I pay it this year together with the present year. Thank you

  6. Happy New Year Mr. Federico. My question is can I get a copy of my CERT OF REGISTRATION,BIR FORM 2303 every year so long as I have paid my ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE (payment form 0605)? Can I get a copy from BIR? My actual COR is the copy I have when I first filed to become self employed way back in 1999. Every year I file form 0605. Thank you so much.

  7. If I will pay thru Gcash do I still need to fill out form 0605? Btw, your post is very informative. Thanks, alot?

  8. If I make the payment via GCash, will the BIR be notified that I already paid the RF?
    Or do I need to notify them myself thru email?

  9. Hi, I am financial advisor also. I’d like to ask after I fill the COR. when can I submit the ITR 1701? Do you have any idea about the penalties? I just received email from my company that I need to renew my license and the requirement is ITR 1701 but my RDO informed me that I just registered this month and after 3 months that’s the time I can fill ITR 1701. This is my first time to file. Can you share your insights or process

    1. Sheila, I think you have to ask assistance from your superior on how to deal with it. As you know, you have to have PTR, COR, and ITR. So you must have PTR and COR first before you can file for an ITR. I cannot share anything about the penalty because I do not have experience with it.

      Btw, COR is a requirement when you are doing business or side hustles. It just so happens that it’s needed for license renewal. Thanks 🙂

  10. Hi Sir,
    What if the business owner failed to pay previous year’s renewal of COR (2018 pa ang last na payment), how is he going to settle? Pwede bang twice the amount na this year, or kailangan 2 separate payments?

  11. What if I did not receive an email confirmation from eBIR, how can I pay? It says 2-3 hours, I will be receiving an email from ebir but still I did not receive. Can I proceed to payment or not?

    1. Hi Nessie. Have you checked if the form was indeed submitted? You’ll get a prompt message once it did. And oh, I just notice that your beyond the deadline which means you need to settle late fees. You may go to your respective RDO to ask for assistance. Thanks 🙂

  12. Thank you for this Sir Federico! Very informative 🙂
    Could you also share how to file percentage tax? hehe Thanks in advance!

  13. Hi Sir! I need to reprint my COR since the BIR officer’s signature had already faded. After paying the 500php, what’s next po? How do I get my new copy na? Thank you!

  14. Hi Sir Federico, may I know what to put on the return period (form 0605)? Is it the current year or the previous year? Thank you 🙂

      1. Hi Sir Federico. I just want to ask and I hope you can help me out. What if I want to update my BIR certificate? Do I need to go to the RDO? Thanks!