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 yourΒ 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.

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.

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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?


61 comments… add one
  • Shiela Mae Link Reply

    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

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Link Reply

    This content is very helpful. Thanks a lot Sir Federico.

  • Donna Link Reply

    Hello po,
    what if po nag expire ung COR ko? do i need to register again?

    • Hi Donna. If you fail to pay your annual registration fee then you have to go to your RDO for computation of penalties and surcharges. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Wamie Link Reply

    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?

  • Emma Link Reply

    How to check if your agency is paying tax?

    • Hi Emma. If you are currently employed, you will get a certificate of withholding tax. If you wanted to be sure, you may go to your RDO and have it checked. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Nessie Link Reply

    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?

    • 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 πŸ™‚

  • Nelia Link Reply

    Hi Federico,

    thanks for this great information.. big help πŸ™‚

  • Sieg Link Reply

    Thank you very much! Big help po ito πŸ™‚

  • Pao A. Link Reply

    Thank you for this Sir Federico! Very informative πŸ™‚
    Could you also share how to file percentage tax? hehe Thanks in advance!

  • Julie Link Reply

    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!

    • Hi Julie. You may go to your RDO to ask for reprinting. Paying 500php using 0605 is only for the annual registration fees. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Levy Martinez Link Reply

    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 πŸ™‚

  • Nicetas Loreto Link Reply

    I would like to ask COR is this every year be renewed?


    • Hi Nicetas. Yes, you need to renew this every year by paying the annual registration fee until January 31. Thanks πŸ™‚

      • Marilen Bautista Link Reply

        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!

  • Janica Rose Abejero Bailado Link Reply

    Hi Federico! I need help in filing the 0605 Form. What should I put in the ATC section? I am renewing my COR.
    Hoping for your fast response. Thank you!

    • Hi Janica. You may find it on your COR. As I don’t know what profession you are in or the type of business you are running now. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • NELLY G. BASCO Link Reply


    • Hi Nelly. You may find it on your COR such as 2551Q, 1701Q, 1701, and annual registration. As per BIR, you must renew this every year on or before January 31. Thanks

      • Dandan Link Reply

        Hi Sir Federico. I just paid for my registration fee of 500 using 0605. There won’t be any changes to my COR (2303). Do I still need to go to the RDO? Thanks!

        • Hi Dandan. You don’t need to go to your RDO unless you need to change anything from your COR. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Cherie Link Reply

    Hi Federico,

    Thank you very much for this information. My question may be redundant, but just to be 100% sure, just submitting and paying for the 0605 is already the annual registration? There is no need for any other forms?


    • Hi Cherie. Yes, you just have to pay the 0605 and keep the copy as a proof on your part that you really paid the registration fee. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Jiero Yaranon Link Reply

    Hi Federico. Thank you for the link you provided esp for us who would want to file online.
    I am looking abt the FAQs, but seems not included here.

    I have already TIN and used to file my taxes a few years back. Now, I am already OFW (as we are not required to file tax). I have a new line of business as a source of income, aside from my salary as an OFW. Should I use another BIR registration or go on with the same TIN? Thanks

    • Hi Jiro. You can only have 1 TIN number in your lifetime. You should use yours when filing. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Carmina Link Reply

    What kind of tax do you file quarterly?

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Carmina. The tax I file might be different from yours. You may check your COR and see what are the things you need to file. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Jhet Palisoc Link Reply

    Hello po. What if I missed to renew my bus registration. Can I still renew it using eBIRFORM (online). If so, how can I pay the renew fee and the late fee? Thanks.

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Jhet. I think it’s better to go to BIR so you can get help in the calculation of penalties and surcharges if any. Thanks!

      • Marites Agawin Link Reply

        Iwould like to ask what if we an association (homeowners) do we still have to renew COR? & Pay 500 pesos?

  • Ghena Mallari Link Reply

    Hi Sir! I would like to ask, is it possible to pay the RF without the confirmation e-mail? Filed online last night and until now I am still waiting for the e-mail. TIA!

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Ghena. You must be connected to the internet if you’ll going to submit the form. Anyways, BIR has given some steps on what to do if you fail to get an email confirmation. Please kindly check that out. Thanks!

  • Eunice Palma Link Reply

    Hi thank you for this. I’d like to ask, after filing online the BIR 0605 form and paying the registration fee, how do we get the renewed BIR form 2303? Thank you!

    • Rodel Link Reply

      I have the same question as Ms. Eunice Palma. I’m thinking of paying the renewal fee online thru Landbank (just like what I’m doing with the Quarterly Percentage Tax and Quarterly Income Tax), but then I remembered that the actual COR needs to be reprinted and issued by the BIR since the old COR is already expired (valid only until December 31, 2018). So appointment with the BIR is still required for securing the new COR?

      • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

        Hi Rodel. If you have changes on your COR then you may do so. But paying the annual registration is what you need if there are no changes. Thanks

  • Fredilyn Paragoso Link Reply

    Hi after payment, do i need to still submit 0605 and the receipt of payment made thru AAB

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Fredilyn. Once you submit it on the eBIRForms package while connected to the internet then BIR has already a copy of your 0605. Thanks

      • Memz Link Reply

        Hello po. How much the penalty if to be paid only now? Thanks

        • Hi Memz. It will depend on how many months since the deadline (January 31). You may ask your RDO for computation for the exact figures. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • christine_g Link Reply

    Hi! I have already processed my form 0605. I wonder if I need/need not to (re-)process forms 1906 (Application for Authority to Print Receipts and Invoices) and 1900 (Application to use loose-leaf).

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Christine. Have you finished your receipts? If not. I believe they’re still valid. You just need to process your 0605 and everything should be fine. Thanks!

      • christine_g Link Reply

        Thanks Mr. Federico! Btw, I haven’t used my receipts.

      • Nikolo Matthew M. Asi Link Reply

        Hi Federico. Thank you for this information. How about an individual forgot to renew his/her COR & 0605? Same as to those who have lost their COR/0605 and their receipts?

        • Hi Nikolo. I think you have to settle your penalty and surcharges. You may visit your RDO so you can properly ask them what you have to settle. Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Maila Mupas Link Reply

    Thank you for your post. I needed this info and glad I found your post.

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Maila. Thanks for your kind words. Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  • Gigi M Link Reply

    Hi Federico,
    Thanks for these very helpful information and tips. I am currently using a Macbook and I found that the Offline eBIRForms Package is Microsoft windows based app and currently does not work in the MacOS. Would you know of an option for Mac users?

    • Federico Suan, Jr. Link Reply

      Hi Gigi. I’m using Windows. I missed saying that this is only available for Windows OS. Sorry for that, currently BIR doesn’t support MacOS. Thanks for pointing that out.

      • Roma Jamon Link Reply

        Hi Federico! Thanks for writing this post. To clarify, do you mean that as long as we pay the Php500 registration fee every January, we are good? I mean, no need to secure a new copy of Form 2303 (COR) yearly? Or does that need to be reprinted by the BIR yearly? Thanks again.

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