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.
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.
Print BIR Email Confirmation
After submitting the form 0605, wait for the confirmation email coming from firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
2. Choose Government
3. Click BIR
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.
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.
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