BIR Form No. 1604-CF - Annual Information Return of Income Taxes
Withheld on Compensation and Final Withholding Taxes
Guidelines and Instructions
Who Shall File
This return shall be filed in triplicate by every
employer or withholding agent/payor who is either an individual, estate, trust, partnership, corporation,
government agency and instrumentality, government owned and controlled corporation, local government unit
If the payor is the Government of the Philippines or any political subdivision or agency/instrumentality thereof, or government-owned and controlled corporation, the return shall be made by the officer or employee having control of the payments or by any designated officer or employee.
If the person required to withhold and pay the tax is a corporation, the return shall be made in the name of the corporation and shall be signed and verified by the president, vice president or authorized officer and shall be countersigned by the treasurer or assistant treasurer.
With respect to fiduciary, the return shall be made in the name of the individual, estate or trust for which such fiduciary acts, and shall be signed and verified by such fiduciary. In case of two or more fiduciaries, the return shall be signed and verified by one of such fiduciaries.
When and Where to File
The return shall be filed on or before January 31of the year following the calendar year in which the compensation payment and other income payments subjected to final withholding taxes were paid or accrued.
The return shall be filed with the Revenue Collection Officer or duly authorized City/Municipal Treasurer of the Revenue District Office having jurisdiction over the withholding agent's place of business/office.
A taxpayer may file a separate return for the head office and for each branch or place of business/office or a consolidated return for the head office and all the branches/offices except in the case of large taxpayers where only one consolidated return is required.
Penalty for failure to file information returns
In the case of each failure to file an information
return, statement or list, or keep any record, or supply any information required by the Code or by the
1. Alphalist of Employees as of December 31 with No Previous Employer within the Year.
2. Alphalist of Employees as of December 31 with Previous Employer/s within the Year.
3. Alphalist of Employees Terminated before December 31.
4. Alphalist of Employees Whose Compensation Income Are Exempt from Withholding Tax but Subject to Income Tax.
5. Alphalist of Employees other than Rank & File Who Were Given Fringe Benefits During the year.
6. Alphalist of Payees Subjected to Final Withholding Tax.