Business Retirement


Small-Business-retirementPlanning to retire your business?  Well, I know its not just as easy as one, two, three.  Yes, it seems like retiring your  business is somewhat require a great deal of effort just like the time you started to open it. But, is it complex and difficult? Nope, and you can do it yourself, in fact, if you  are diligent enough preparing your documentation and the process.

Anyhow, the first step is to apply retirement via your Local Government Unit (City Hall / Municipal Hall) under the Office of City Treasurer.  Here are the requirements for your easy reference.

  1. Duly accomplished retirement application form.  You can secure this from the Office of the City Treasurer Examination Division.  The form must be originally signed by the owner/President or Vice President with Location Map.
  2. Original Tax Bill and Official Receipts  (3 years).
  3. Original Business Permit (latest)
  4. Original Affidavit of Closure with exact effectivity date of closure for Single Proprietorship.  Original Partnership Dissolution with exact effectivity date of closure original signed by all Partners for Partnership.  And for Corporation, original Secretary’s Cerfiticate or Board Resolution on closure of business with exact effectivity date of closure.
  5. Valid ID
  6. Original Barangay Certificatewith exact effectivity date of closure.
  7. BIR Certificate of Registration (Original to be presented & photocopy to be submitted)
  8. Original Certified Breakdown of Sales.
  9. Proof of business payment (Original to be presented & photocopy to be submitted).
  10. Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) with Audited Financial Statements (AFS) on or before closure from the last payment of business operations (Original to be presented & photocopy to be submitted).
  11. VAT / Percentage Tax Returns (Original to be presented & photocopy to be submitted).
  12. Books of Accounts (to be presented upon evaluation /actual inspection and examination).

So there, the complete requirements.

 

 

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The BIR Rush and the eFPSyntax of 2012


Yesterday’s tax filing a.k.a. Annual Income Tax Return (1702 for Corporations and Partnerships) was a total rush! Is it? Or it was a total havoc? Of course, in any system that is under a transition process will always experience some sort of glitches.

Anyhow, the issuance of Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 10-2012, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has provided the transition procedures for all Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) filers in using the enhanced income tax return (BIR Form Nos. 1700, 1701, and 1702-November 2011 version).

Now, if you have filed your ITR via eFPS you will notice that the system automatically computes for the tax due at 30% of the taxable net income or 2% of gross income whichever is higher. Further, you need to encode itemized deduction so that the system will capture operating expenses, truly; disclosure of direct cost and opex is so necessary. It’s an easy step basically should a filer or taxpayer had done this prior to the April 16 deadline.  April 15 is a Sunday that is why…

The problem though is the attachment that is needed for the system to validate the transaction is somehow had glitches.  Some taxpayers who filed via eFPS easily uploaded their ITR and accepted by the system even without the attachment. The syntax as provided by Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 15-2012 in naming the attachment is quite unclear, especially the statement “where 000 is the branch code.” Other taxpayers understand this naming convention as the “000” shall be substituted by the “branch code per se.”  For example RDO Code 044. But the thing is, there is NO need to change the 000 as the branch code.

Anyhow, until next time… for another BIR rush.