How to apply for BIR Tax Identification Number in the Philippines
September 2, 2009 § 13 Comments
Based on the Tax Code of the Philippines under Sec. 236 (j), for a proper identification with regards to tax purposes, any person may it be natural or juridical must submit or file a return, statement or other documents with assigned Tax Identification Number (TIN) to the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Here is a guideline for application of TIN for self-employed and mixed income individuals.
Before applying at for TN at any Bureau of Internal Revenue, one must ensure that the following documents are at hand.
• Any valid identification which shows the name, address and date of birth of the applicant. Valid Id’s may include any of the following: driver’s license, passport, Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) ID, birth certificate, Social Security System ID, company ID or the likes
• Mayor’s permit when applicable. In case the permit hasn’t been released yet, the proof of application will do.
• Prior to the issuance of the BIR Certificate of Registration (COR), a Certificate of Registration of Business Name coming from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) must be submitted.
• The first thing to do once the required documents are ready is to fill up the BIR Form 1901. The filled up form together with the required documents, must be submitted to the Revenue District Office who has the jurisdiction over the registered address of the business establishment.
• After the submission of the filled up form, payment of the annual registration at the amount of P500 should be made at the RDO authorized agent banks.
• An additional payment of P15.00 should be made for the certification of fee and another P15.00 for the documentary stamp tax. Documentary stamp tax should be in loose form to be attached to form 2303.
• The Revenue District Office (RDO) shall then issue a Certificate of Registration (Form 2303).
Remember that the deadline for TIN is before the business starts to operate.