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E - Filing and Payment System
Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS)/EFPS Expansion / Sustainability | Frequently Asked Questions | Description

Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS)/EFPS Expansion / Sustainability

EFPS allows taxpayers to electronically process and transmit tax return information including attachments, and taxes due thereon to the government over to the internet through the BIR website www.bir.gov.ph.

 

EFPS server was recently upgraded, anticipating increased number of users. Likewise, EFPS re-architecture is on-going. Said upgrade/re-architecture were both outsourced. Currently, EFPS server maintenance is handled by the BIR contractor for Data Center Hosting Services.

 

As of December  2007, the number of eFPS enrollees reached 22,235. This represented an increase of 28.99% over 2006 total enrollees of 17,238. In 2007 BIR received 574,512 transactions as compared to 2006 transactions of 529,041 or an increase of 8.60%.  Total collection generated from eFPS filers is 388.92 Billion. For January to June 2008, additional 1,244 taxpayers have enrolled in eFPS and the collection for the said period amounted to  P 205.33B

 

Performance Measures

2006

2007

January to  June 30, 2008

Number of Forms

27

27

           27

Number of Enrollees

Total Amount of Collections

17,238

P 344.61B

22,235

P 388.92B

      1,244

P 205.33B

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the BIR e-Filing and e-Payment System? The Electronic Filing (e-Filing) and Payment (e-Payment) System is the eletronic processing and transmission of taxpayer’s tax return information (including attachments) and taxes due to the government, made through the BIR Website via the internet. e-Filing uses BIR-supplied validation and computation rules to check the completeness and accuracy of taxpayer inputs. e-Payment, on the other hand, is the on-line payment and confirmation process between the Automated Data Capture System (ADCS) and participating banks. 2) What benefits can we get from the e-Filing and e-Payment System? The e-Filing and e-Payment System will: Provide taxpayers with a convenient (anywhere, anytime), secure and confidential way to file their tax returns and pay their taxes. Generate timely and accurate reports needed for management planning and decision making. Address the BIR’s problems of processing voluminous tax returns and eliminate suspense record processing. Reduce the expenses incurred by the BIR in the printing of tax forms, as well as in receiving, encoding, verifying, processing and storing of tax returns. 3) How can taxpayers e-file their tax returns? Taxpayers equipped with a computer, a modem and an e-mail address can e-file their tax returns by accessing the BIR web site at www.bir.gov.ph. The taxpayer will be able to access the File Returns option where he will be asked to log on to the eFPS. 4) How can taxpayers e-pay their taxes? Taxpayers who will e-pay their taxes are redirected to an Internet-banking enabled bank, which then processes and transmits the information back to the ADCS and the taxpayer. The results of filing and payment transactions will be known to the taxpayer within a specified period of time. 5) How does the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) work? Security features are integrated in the eFPS to protect the integrity of transactions made through the system. All transactions are processed and saved to the eFPS database upon completion and successful submission of information from involved entities. Control numbers are then provided to taxpayers for their filing and payment transaction references. The ADCS e-Filing and e-Payment also provides taxpayers a status inquiry facility through the system for their validated tax return information. 6) What is the scope of the implementation of the e-Filing and e-Payment System? The initial implementation (Enrollment Phase) of the e-Filing and e-Payment System was done on June 1, 2001. It was participated in by 730 large taxpayers and volunteering BIR National Office employees. Initially, only 13 tax forms are included in the eFPS. By December 31, 2003, the number of tax forms available via eFPS was increased to twenty-seven (27), and these are: 0605 - Payment Form 1600 - Monthly Remittance Return of Value-Added Tax and Other Percentage Taxes Withheld 1600WP - Remittance Return of Percentage Tax on Winnings and Prizes Withheld by Racetrack Operators 1601C - Monthly Remittance of Income Taxes Withheld on Compensation 1601E - Monthly Remittance Return of Creditable Income Taxes Withheld (Expanded) [Except for transactions involving onerous transfer of real property classified as ordinary asset] 1601F - Monthly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld 1602 - Monthly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld on Interest Paid on Deposits and Yield on Deposit Substitutes/Trusts/Etc. 1603 - Quarterly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld on Fringe Benefits Paid to Employees Other than Rank and File 1604CF - Annual Information Return of Income Taxes Withheld on Compensation and Final Withholding Taxes 1604E - Annual Information Return of Creditable Income Taxes Withheld (Expanded)/Income Payments Exempt from Withholding Tax 1700 - Annual Income Tax Return for Individuals Earning Compensation Income (Including Non-Business/Non-Profession Related Income) 1701 - Annual Income Tax Return for Self-Employed, Estate and Trusts (Including those with both Business and Compensation Income) 1701Q - Quarterly Income Tax Return For Self-Employed Individuals, Estates and Trusts (Including those with both Business and Compensation Income) 1702 - Annual Income Tax Return for Corporations and Partnerships 1702Q - Quarterly Income Tax Return for Corporations and Partnerships 1704 - Improperly Accumulated Earnings Tax Return 2000 - Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration/Return 2200A - Excise Tax Return for Alcohol Products 2200AN - Excise Tax Return for Automobiles and Non-Essentials 2200M - Excise Tax Return for Mineral Products 2200P - Excise Tax Return for Petroleum Products 2200T - Excise Tax Return for Tobacco Products 2550M - Monthly Value-Added Tax Declaration 2550Q - Quarterly Value-Added Tax Return 2551Q - Quarterly Percentage Tax Return 2551M - Monthly Percentage Tax Return 2552 - Percentage Tax Return for Transactions Involving Shares of Stock Listed and Traded Through The Local Stock Exchange or Through Initial and/or Secondary Public Offering eFPS Full Outsourcing Because of the need to expand the eFPS capabilities and coverage for its continuous service to the taxpaying public, the BIR formally kicked off the full outsourcing of the eFPS to the AyalaPort on May 6, 2003. The project involves the full outsourcing of the development, maintenance, operations and management of the eFPS to the AyalaPort. Through full outsourcing, coverage of the eFPS will be expanded to include not only the existing 1,700 selected Large and volunteering non-Large Taxpayers but also the top 1,000 Taxpayers of the 40 computerized District Offices and all non-Large Taxpayers. Additional BIR Forms will also be made available on-line and new features will be incorporated to make use of the eFPS easier and more efficient on the part of both taxpayers and the BIR. The report generation capabilities of the eFPS will likewise be enhanced by integrating its data with the Integrated Tax System (ITS). This will improve the Bureau’s capability to monitor tax compliance. By middle of December 2003, the new eFPS was hosted in full outsourced mode in the AyalaPort. eFPS Enhancements Because of the convenience provided to taxpayers by the eFPS, enhancements to the eFPS will be undertaken to include in its features the payment of taxes through the use of Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The primary design goal of the enhanced eFPS shall be expanded coverage that includes: * Additional forms - In addition to the existing forms that taxpayers can file online using the eFPS, taxpayers shall be able to file and pay taxes for the following 13 additional tax forms: Form 0605 Form 1701Q Form 1600 Form 1704 Form 1600WP Form 2000 Form 1601F Form 2200AN Form 1604CF Form 2200M Form 1604E Form 2552 Form 1701 These additional forms, as well as the existing ones, shall also be further enhanced to improve data validation capabilities and include functions for automatic computations based on standard formulas. * Electronic attachments – the enhanced eFPS shall also have the capability to accept online submission of attachments in electronic form, along with its corresponding tax form * Caters to all types of taxpayers - all types of taxpayers shall be able to file and pay their taxes using the enhanced eFPS. These include individuals and corporations, fiscal or calendar year filers * More Authorized Agent Banks (AABs) – To provide additional flexibility and convenience to taxpayers, the enhanced eFPS shall be capable of processing payments using additional AABs, and shall be expandable to include even more AABs in the future * Additional Functionalities Downloading of forms which can be worked on offline, saved and then submitted later Improved functionality in searching for and viewing previously filed returns and payments More enhanced and user-friendly interfaces, including options for both text and graphical web interfaces Accommodating staggered filing Enhanced printing capabilities Automatic e-mail notifications and alerts Multiple user accounts per TIN * Enhanced Administration More comprehensive audit trail and transaction logging Enhanced reporting capabilities Full integration to the BIR-Integrated Tax System

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Description

The institutionalization of the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) in 2002 has allowed taxpayers for a paperless tax filing experience and convenient payment of their taxes over the internet through the BIR website (www.bir.gov.ph). In December 2003, the enhanced eFPS was implemented to provide for the enhanced version of the fourteen (14) original forms and implemented nine (9) additional forms totalling to twenty-seven (27) tax returns/forms that can be filed and paid through the eFPS and enhanced the benefits of eFPS enrollment to accommodate more users (maximum of three (3) authorized users) per corporate TIN. Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 71-2004 issued on October 15, 2004 mandated the use of eFPS for insurance companies and stock brokers and required the eFPS taxpayers the mandatory electronic submission of Summary List of Sales and Purchases (SLSPs) as well as Annual Alphalist of Income Payees and Taxes Withheld (1604CF/1604E). As of December 2004, 9,969 taxpayers are registered in EFPS to wit: 1,308 are Large Taxpayers; 2,176 are Non-Large Volunteering taxpayers; and 6,485 are identified top 10,000 corporations.

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E - Submission
Electronic Submission (eSubmission) | Description | Electronic Filing and Payment System | Frequently Asked Questions | eRelief | eAlphalist | ePayee

Electronic Submission (eSubmission)

Submission of Alphalists thru Electronic Mail (eSubmission) was made available to the taxpayers in  March 2006 and accessible at the BIR website http://www.bir.gov.ph via the icon eSubmission .  This directed users to an email window pre-accomplished and set for sending to email account esubmission@bir.gov.ph.

 

Through the eSubmission facility, taxpayers can electronically attach alphalists (per Revenue Memorandum Circulars/RMCs 12-2002 and 3-2006) and transmit/submit via email the following BIR Forms.  Said facility is another mode of submission of alphalists, in addition to the existing eFPS, add attachment functionality.

 

In addition to the submission of alphalists as prescribed in RMC Nos. 12-2002 and 3-2006, eSubmission also allows electronic attachment of Summary List of Sales (SLS), Summary List of Purchases (SLP) and Summary List of Importation (SLI) as prescribed in RMC No. 24-2002.  This facility is highly recommended for taxpayers whose data file/attachment is more than 2MB.  At the end of first semester of taxable year 2008, a total of 22,948 distinct filers per form type have availed of the eSubmission system.

 

 

Number of Distinct Filers per Form Type thru eSubmission

 

Listing/Attachment

Related BIR Forms

Number of Filers

Annual Alphabetical List

BIR Form Nos. 1604E and 1604CF

2,805

Monthly Alphalist of Payees (MAP)

BIR Form Nos. 1600, 1601E, 1601F

14,293

Summary Alphalist of Withholding Agents (SAWT)

BIR Form Nos. 1700, 1701, 1701Q, 1702, 2550Q, 2550M, 2551M, 2553

1,550

RELIEF (SLS, SLP, SLI)

BIR Form No. 2550Q

4,300

TOTAL

 

22,948

 

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Description

An electronic submission system of BIR Form 1604CF & E (alpha list) that uses BIR supplied encoding and validation modules to efficiently check for completeness and correctness of taxpayer's input. Encoded and validated alpha list (1604CF & E) are submitted electronically through internet facility, Pilot implementation in January and March 2003 for 1604CF & E, respectively covered eight (8) PEZA taxpayers namely : APC, IMI, Intel Philippines Manufacturing, Intel Technology Phils., P. IMES, Philips Semiconductors, Toshiba Information Equipment & Zilog.

Subsequently, RMC 71-2004 mandated use of eSubmission for 1604CF/E and Summary List of Sales and Purchases for eFPS taxpayers. Thus, handholding and various briefing and online support to external and internal stakeholders were conducted as well as series of hands-on training on the eSubmission of Summary List of Sales and Purchases (SLSP) and the Alpha List of Employees and Payees was conducted for all Large and Excise Taxpayers from September 28 to October 27 at the BIR National Training Center. Hands-on training was participated by six hundred thirty-four (634) Large/Excise Taxpayers.

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Electronic Filing and Payment System

The institutionalization of the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) in 2002 has allowed taxpayers for a paperless tax filing experience and convenient payment of their taxes over the internet through the BIR website (www.bir.gov.ph).

In December 2003, the enhanced eFPS was implemented to provide for the enhanced version of the fourteen (14) original forms and implemented nine (9) additional forms totalling to twenty-seven (27) tax returns/forms that can be filed and paid through the eFPS and enhanced the benefits of eFPS enrollment to accommodate more users (maximum of three (3) authorized users) per corporate TIN.

Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 71-2004 issued on October 15, 2004 mandated the use of eFPS for insurance companies and stock brokers and required the eFPS taxpayers the mandatory electronic submission of Summary List of Sales and Purchases (SLSPs) as well as Annual Alphalist of Income Payees and Taxes Withheld (1604CF/1604E).

As of December 2004, 9,969 taxpayers are registered in EFPS to wit: 1,308 are Large Taxpayers; 2,176 are Non-Large Volunteering taxpayers; and 6,485 are identified top 10,000 corporations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is the BIR e-Filing and e-Payment System?

The Electronic Filing (e-Filing) and Payment (e-Payment) System is the eletronic processing and transmission of taxpayer’s tax return information (including attachments) and taxes due to the government, made through the BIR Website via the internet.

e-Filing uses BIR-supplied validation and computation rules to check the completeness and accuracy of taxpayer inputs. e-Payment, on the other hand, is the on-line payment and confirmation process between the Automated Data Capture System (ADCS) and participating banks.

2) What benefits can we get from the e-Filing and e-Payment System?

The e-Filing and e-Payment System will:

Provide taxpayers with a convenient (anywhere, anytime), secure and confidential way to file their tax returns and pay their taxes.

Generate timely and accurate reports needed for management planning and decision making.

Address the BIR’s problems of processing voluminous tax returns and eliminate suspense record processing.

Reduce the expenses incurred by the BIR in the printing of tax forms, as well as in receiving, encoding, verifying, processing and storing of tax returns.

3) How can taxpayers e-file their tax returns?

Taxpayers equipped with a computer, a modem and an e-mail address can e-file their tax returns by accessing the BIR web site at www.bir.gov.ph. The taxpayer will be able to access the File Returns option where he will be asked to log on to the eFPS.

4) How can taxpayers e-pay their taxes?

Taxpayers who will e-pay their taxes are redirected to an Internet-banking enabled bank, which then processes and transmits the information back to the ADCS and the taxpayer. The results of filing and payment transactions will be known to the taxpayer within a specified period of time.

5) How does the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) work?

Security features are integrated in the eFPS to protect the integrity of transactions made through the system. All transactions are processed and saved to the eFPS database upon completion and successful submission of information from involved entities. Control numbers are then provided to taxpayers for their filing and payment transaction references. The ADCS e-Filing and e-Payment also provides taxpayers a status inquiry facility through the system for their validated tax return information.

6) What is the scope of the implementation of the e-Filing and e-Payment System?

The initial implementation (Enrollment Phase) of the e-Filing and e-Payment System was done on June 1, 2001. It was participated in by 730 large taxpayers and volunteering BIR National Office employees. Initially, only 13 tax forms are included in the eFPS. By December 31, 2003, the number of tax forms available via eFPS was increased to twenty-seven (27), and these are:

0605 - Payment Form

1600 - Monthly Remittance Return of Value-Added Tax and Other Percentage Taxes Withheld

1600WP - Remittance Return of Percentage Tax on Winnings and Prizes Withheld by Racetrack Operators

1601C - Monthly Remittance of Income Taxes Withheld on Compensation

1601E - Monthly Remittance Return of Creditable Income Taxes Withheld (Expanded) [Except for transactions involving onerous transfer of real property classified as ordinary asset]

1601F - Monthly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld

1602 - Monthly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld on Interest Paid on Deposits and Yield on Deposit Substitutes/Trusts/Etc.

1603 - Quarterly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld on Fringe Benefits Paid to Employees Other than Rank and File

1604CF - Annual Information Return of Income Taxes Withheld on Compensation and Final Withholding Taxes

1604E - Annual Information Return of Creditable Income Taxes Withheld (Expanded)/Income Payments Exempt from Withholding Tax

1700 - Annual Income Tax Return for Individuals Earning Compensation Income (Including Non-Business/Non-Profession Related Income)

1701 - Annual Income Tax Return for Self-Employed, Estate and Trusts (Including those with both Business and Compensation Income)

1701Q - Quarterly Income Tax Return For Self-Employed Individuals, Estates and Trusts (Including those with both Business and Compensation Income)

1702 - Annual Income Tax Return for Corporations and Partnerships

1702Q - Quarterly Income Tax Return for Corporations and Partnerships

1704 - Improperly Accumulated Earnings Tax Return

2000 - Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration/Return

2200A - Excise Tax Return for Alcohol Products

2200AN - Excise Tax Return for Automobiles and Non-Essentials

2200M - Excise Tax Return for Mineral Products

2200P - Excise Tax Return for Petroleum Products

2200T - Excise Tax Return for Tobacco Products

2550M - Monthly Value-Added Tax Declaration

2550Q - Quarterly Value-Added Tax Return

2551Q - Quarterly Percentage Tax Return

2551M - Monthly Percentage Tax Return

2552 - Percentage Tax Return for Transactions Involving Shares of Stock Listed and Traded Through The Local Stock Exchange or Through Initial and/or Secondary Public Offering

eFPS Full Outsourcing
Because of the need to expand the eFPS capabilities and coverage for its continuous service to the taxpaying public, the BIR formally kicked off the full outsourcing of the eFPS to the AyalaPort on May 6, 2003.

The project involves the full outsourcing of the development, maintenance, operations and management of the eFPS to the AyalaPort. Through full outsourcing, coverage of the eFPS will be expanded to include not only the existing 1,700 selected Large and volunteering non-Large Taxpayers but also the top 1,000 Taxpayers of the 40 computerized District Offices and all non-Large Taxpayers.

Additional BIR Forms will also be made available on-line and new features will be incorporated to make use of the eFPS easier and more efficient on the part of both taxpayers and the BIR.

The report generation capabilities of the eFPS will likewise be enhanced by integrating its data with the Integrated Tax System (ITS). This will improve the Bureau’s capability to monitor tax compliance.

By middle of December 2003, the new eFPS was hosted in full outsourced mode in the AyalaPort.

eFPS Enhancements
Because of the convenience provided to taxpayers by the eFPS, enhancements to the eFPS will be undertaken to include in its features the payment of taxes through the use of Automated Teller Machines (ATM).


The primary design goal of the enhanced eFPS shall be expanded coverage that includes:

* Additional forms - In addition to the existing forms that taxpayers can file online using the eFPS, taxpayers shall be able to file and pay taxes for the following 13 additional tax forms:

Form 0605
Form 1701Q
Form 1600
Form 1704
Form 1600WP
Form 2000
Form 1601F
Form 2200AN
Form 1604CF
Form 2200M
Form 1604E
Form 2552
Form 1701

These additional forms, as well as the existing ones, shall also be further enhanced to improve data validation capabilities and include functions for automatic computations based on standard formulas.

* Electronic attachments – the enhanced eFPS shall also have the capability to accept online submission of attachments in electronic form, along with its corresponding tax form

* Caters to all types of taxpayers - all types of taxpayers shall be able to file and pay their taxes using the enhanced eFPS. These include individuals and corporations, fiscal or calendar year filers

* More Authorized Agent Banks (AABs) – To provide additional flexibility and convenience to taxpayers, the enhanced eFPS shall be capable of processing payments using additional AABs, and shall be expandable to include even more AABs in the future

* Additional Functionalities

Downloading of forms which can be worked on offline, saved and then submitted later

Improved functionality in searching for and viewing previously filed returns and payments

More enhanced and user-friendly interfaces, including options for both text and graphical web interfaces

Accommodating staggered filing

Enhanced printing capabilities

Automatic e-mail notifications and alerts

Multiple user accounts per TIN

* Enhanced Administration

More comprehensive audit trail and transaction logging

Enhanced reporting capabilities

Full integration to the BIR-Integrated Tax System

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eRelief

RELIEF stands for Reconciliation of Listings for Enforcement. Under eRELIEF, Corporate Taxpayers send electronically to BIR through the BIR Website its quarterly sales and purchases data. Through these data, BIR is able to determine the corporations’ VAT payments (for its purchases) and VAT receipts (for its sales), and how much VAT these corporations should pay to the BIR.

Through RELIEF, BIR is able to estimate with a high level of confidence the amount of sales and VAT liabilities of corporations. Through the system, leakage and improperly claimed VAT refunds and tax credits will be identified thereby resulting to increased VAT collections.

At present, RELIEF is being implemented among the 1,500 Large Taxpayers whose tax payments to BIR account for about 60% of total BIR collections. Eventually all business establishments with gross quarterly sales of more than P2.5 million and gross quarterly purchases of more than P 1.0 million will be covered by RELIEF.


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eAlphalist

Under eAlphalist, corporations submit electronically through the BIR Website the list of its employees earning purely compensation income with the corresponding amount of tax withheld for each employee indicated.

Thru the substituted Filing Program of the BIR, employees with no tax liabilities within the taxable year are no longer required to file their annual Income Tax Returns, provided they satisfy certain requirements. Should the employee need a proof of his income tax payments, the employer, empowered by the BIR, can issue the needed certification for the purpose. This is the reason why eAlphalist is also called eSubstituted filing because the eAlphalist submitted by the employer takes the place of the Income Tax Returns filed annually by the employee earning purely compensation income.

eAlphalist is now being implemented by several corporations operating in PEZA in Cavite and Laguna benefiting some 50,000 employees.

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ePayee

Through ePayee, corporations electronically send to BIR the Annual Information Return of Income Tax Withheld at Source for payees who have income other than compensation income, such as consultant'sfee, retainer'sfee, rentals, contractor fees and other professional fees.

The partners of the BIR in the implementation of eSubmission (especially eAlphalist and ePayee) are the Semi-Conductors and Electronics Industries of the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), E-KONEK and ITC Company.

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E - TIN System

The eRegistration Project of the BIR provides convenient registration services to taxpayers via internet. The eTIN accessible via the Internet thru the icon , provides on-line facility to secure Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). As of June 30, 2008 a total of 738,962 taxpayers have registered through the eTIN facility.

 

On March 10, 2006, the eTIN Registrants Report was made available online to BIR internal users. This facility was designed for internal users at the National Office (NO) and Revenue District Office (RDO) levels that enabled them to view registration information of taxpayers who registered thru eTIN via the eTIN Reports Module.

 

 

 

 

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Registering with the BIR is now easier through the implementation of the “TIN on the Web” project (also known as the eTIN system) starting on March 24, 2003. Through the eTIN sytem, taxpayers classified as professionals will have the convenience of getting their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) merely by visiting the BIR Website at www.bir.gov.ph. The eTIN system is currently limited to issuance of TIN for new registrants classified as professionals. Other taxpayer groups and services will soon be covered under Phase 2 of the project. Implementation of the project was done in partnership with Oracle, Sun Philippines and BayanTel.

 

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TIN Verification System

With the implementation of the TIN Verification System, authorized users can now easily validate and inquire about an individual or corporate taxpayer's Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).

With an authorized username and password, the system, which is "web-based" can be accessed via BIR's Intranet or via the Internet.

The Bureau's partner in this initiative is Sun Microsystems Philippines, Inc.

 

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E - Broadcasting
Description | Frequently Asked Questions

Description

The eBroadcasting System which provides for a multichannel tax payment confirmation facility of taxpayers through the different eBroadcasting services such as : Short Messaging Services (SMS), BIR Web, and e-mail. Tax payment made by taxpayers to the BIR through Accredited Agent Banks (AABs) can be confirmed within 48 hours from transaction date via these services.

The System was piloted to taxpayers under the jurisdiction of the Large Taxpayers Service (including LTAD I and II and LTDO Makati and Cebu) and Revenue Region  (RR) No. 7 - Quezon City District Offices on October 25, 2002.

Subsequent rollout implementation include forty ITS sites broken down as follows: 8 ITS Makati RDOs - January 23, 2003, 6 ITS Manila RDOs - February 15, 2003, 4 ITS Valenzuela RDOs - June 30, 2003, 5 ITS San Fernando, Pampanga RDOs - July 31, 2003 and 4 ITS San Pablo City RDOs - August 15, 2003.

The only computerized site in which eBroadcasting System has not yet been implemented is Revenue Region 13 Cebu City.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is eBroadcasting System (eBroad)?

eBroad is an integrated automatic acknowledgement, confirmation and/or notification of taxpayers' payments made to BIR Accredited Agent Banks (AABs) within 48 hours via electronic media.

2) Why do we need to implement eBroadcasting System?

The BIR adopts the eBroadcasting System to increase information accessibility and promote a more personalized taxpayer service whereby prevention/elimination of tax payment diversion is intensified.

3) What are the objectives of eBroad?

· To confirm tax payments made to BIR thru Accredited Agent Banks (AABs) within 48 hours from transaction date via SMS (or texting), e-mail and BIR website.

· To encourage proactive participation in confirming taxpayers’ payments.

4) What are the benefits of the eBroad system?

Within 48 hours from transaction date, taxpayers can…

· View tax payments made to AABs thru the BIR website

· Confirm / acknowledge tax payments made thru BIR website, SMS and e-mail

· View / print Payment List thru eMail and BIR website

5) What are the features of the system?

· Accessible and Convenient to Use - eBroadcasting Service has quick and secure state-of-the-art access

· Self-Validating – can deter tax payment diversion scam. Related payment errors are also minimized because all tax payments made by taxpayers are advised thru the various channels for validation/acknowledgement

· Fast - tax payment confirmation is broadcasted within 48 hours from transaction date

· Readily Available - SMS (text message), Web and e-mail channels are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays

· Secure - payment transactions are more secure based on proactive taxpayer participation

· Cost Effective - with the shared responsibility between BIR and the taxpayers on confirming tax payments made, the cost of utilizing SMS is only P 2.50 per message. Tax payments are thereby protected and secured.

6) What are the channels used for the confimation of taxpayers’ payments?

There are four (4) channels of advisory for the confirmation of taxpayers' payments. At present, advisories or channels for e-Broadcasting services are through mobile phone via SMS or text message, e-Mail and BIR website. The Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) is being considered for future expansion.

7) Who are eligible to use the eBroadcasting System?

For the initial implementation of the system, selected corporate taxpayers and some volunteering taxpayers who intend to confirm/acknowledge their taxes made to the Philippine government are enjoined to use the system.

8) How does eBroad work?

Text messages (SMS) notifications will be sent automatically to the mobile phones of designated officers of tax-paying corporations/individuals once the BIR receives their payment for various taxes such as Income Tax. Taxpayers may also be notified via e-mail and may check the status of their payment through the BIR web facility.

9) How can eBroad services be availed?

Registration forms will be made available initially at the BIR's Makati, Manila and Quezon City Regional and Revenue District Offices upon availability of service.

10) How does a taxpayer enroll in the eBroad System?

To enroll in the eBroad System, the following information are required:

· Taxpayer Registered Name

· Taxpayer Registered Address

· Tax Identification Number (TIN)

· Information on Authorized Company Official

- Last name, Given name, Middle Initial

- Position in the company

- Office telephone number

- Mobile phone number where SMS messages will be sent

· E-mail address

· A browser like Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or higher, or Netscape Navigator or Communicator version 4.6 or higher

Said information will have to be sent to:

Commissioner GUILLERMO L. PARAYNO, JR.

Electronic Broadcasting Project

Office of the Commissioner

5th Floor, BIR National Office Building

Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City

guillermo.parayno@bir.gov.ph

11) What is the schedule of implementation of the eBroad System?

The BIR’s implementation of the system is on a Phased Implementation Approach that will cover the sites listed below:

Rollout

Date

Phase

 

Pilot

Site/s

E-Broadcasting

Channel

October 25, 2002

Phase 1

LTS/RR7-QC

SMS (PUSH Only)

E-Mail

January 23, 2003

Phase 2

Makati Region

SMS (PUSH-PULL)

E-Mail / WEB

February 17, 2003

Phase 3

Manila Region

SMS (PUSH-PULL)

E-Mail / WEB

March 31, 2003

Phase 4

Valenzuela Region

SMS (PUSH-PULL)

E-Mail / WEB

April 30, 2003

Phase 5

Cebu City Region

SMS (PUSH-PULL)

E-Mail / WEB / IVRS w/ Fax-on-demand

May 30, 2003

Phase 6

Pangasinan Region

SMS (PUSH-PULL)

E-Mail / WEB / IVRS w/ Fax-on-demand

June 30, 2003

Phase 7

San Pablo Region

SMS (PUSH-PULL)

E-Mail / WEB / IVRS w/ Fax-on-demand


12) Is there any additional cost that the taxpayers will incur upon availment of the system?

Email and WEB Channels are FREE of charge. The SMS Channel however, has telecommunications industry standard value-added service fee of P 2.50 on PUSH or PULL cost per message. This minimal charge will be for the use of TELCOs facility.

13) Is the confirmation/acknowledgment with eBroadcasting System secure?

Yes, the transmission of data on every transaction is encrypted and secured by the state-of-the-art technology provided by the BIR and the TELCOs with various security measures like SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). SSL is the industry-standard protocol for secure Web-based communications, and VERISIGN. Likewise, the system's enrollment and log on facility, which has two levels of security - TIN/PIN and Challenge question/answer, handles user validation or authentication.

14) Where can a taxpayer get information regarding enrollment procedures for eBroadcasting System?

The Enrollment Procedures for the eBroadcasting services can be viewed online at the eBroadcasting portion of the BIR website (www.bir.gov.ph) which can be accessed via a link on the e-Services icon in the Home Page.

15) What are the procedures in enrolling to the eBroadcasting System?

A taxpayer can enroll on-line by accessing the BIR Website (www.bir.gov.ph) or directly accessing the eBroadcasting System by typing http://webcast.bir.gov.ph to go to the eBroad enrollment / logon page.

To avail of the eBroadcasting Services -

· First, taxpayer should send an e-mail to the BIR Commissioner (guillermo.parayno@bir.gov.ph) signifying his/her intention to avail the eBroadcasting services and providing the information required (in FAQ Item No. 10).

· Second, taxpayer should wait for the PIN Mail to be sent. Once the PIN Mail is received, taxpayer may now avail of the eBroadcasting services thru SMS, e-mail and BIR website.

16) Can a taxpayer submit more than one e-mail account during the enrollment?

No, taxpayers are allowed to have only one e-mail account for eBroadcasting purposes.

17) Can a taxpayer submit more than one mobile number during the enrollment?

No, only one (1) mobile number is required regardless of the TELCO provider.

18) Can taxpayers enroll more than once in the eBroad system?

No, taxpayers can only enroll once.

19) Are taxpayers allowed to change /update PIN on a regular or periodic basis?

Yes, taxpayers are encouraged to change user PIN regularly for security purposes. Changing of PIN can be done via the BIR Website. To do this, access the BIR Website (www.bir.gov.ph) or directly type the URL: http://webcast.bir.gov.ph. After logging on to the Logon page, taxpayer will be directed to the Welcome Page where he/she can choose the "My Profile" to update his/her PIN and similar information such as e-mail address and mobile number.

20) Is there any threshold on the tax payment confirmation?

Ø For SMS (text messages), tax payment information that one can only request or receivce are tax payments with an amount equal to or more than P 5,000.

Ø For e-mail and WEB, no corresponding threshold is set. This will give tax payment confirmation on all tax payments made.

21) If a taxpayer is enrolled in the eFPS, can he also avail of the eBroadcasting Services?

No. A taxpayer who is currently enrolled and using the BIR's eFPS facility will no longer be given tax payment confirmation via the eBroadcasting system facility.

22) For how long can a taxpayer view and access his tax payment information thru SMS and the BIR Web?

For database management, the policy on the retention of tax payment data for all channels (SMS, e-mail, Web) shall be for two (2) months from transaction date.

23) Can the Authorized Official be changed in case the person is reassigned or not anymore connected with the company?

Yes, by updating the enrollment information, one can change the name of the Authorized Official. The eBroad new enrollment update should also indicate the new Authorized Official’s mobile number, e-mail address, if any.

24) What can a taxpayer do if he forgot his PIN?

If a taxpayer forgot his PIN, he can still retrieve his PIN via the BIR website by supplying the necessary Challenge Question and Answer initially provided during enrollment. However, in case the taxpayer totally forgot his PIN and his Challenge Question/Answer, he must submit a written request to BIR for replacement of his OLD PIN and mail it to his respective home RDO. A written communication from the Office of the Commissioner will be sent to the taxpayer informing him of his NEW system-generated PIN. Thereafter, taxpayer can CHANGE the system-generated PIN assigned to him, for security reasons, following the procedures in Item No. 19.

25) Can a taxpayer change or update the company information such as its address, telephone number or contact online in the eBroadcasting Webpage?

Only e-mail address and mobile number can be changed. Changes in other company information should be done by filing BIR Form 1905 with the Large Taxpayers Assistance Division (LTAD) / Large Taxpayers District Office (LTDO) or at the Revenue District Office (RDO) where taxpayer is duly registered.

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E - Report Card

The E-Report Card is an application intended to provide Tax Performance Information to taxpayers (particularly the Large Taxpayers of different industries) vis-à-vis pre-defined industry benchmark.

Reports and graphs on tax due, gross sales, tax ratio and tax payments are deployed through different mediums, namely:

- CEO Report - a letter addressed to the CEOs of different companies containing the reports. This is automatically sent thru email.

- Web Access of Taxpayers – The reports can be accessed through the web

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Data and Text Mining

Under the Data and Text Mining initiative, data from text messages sent under the Bureau’s “Bayan, I-text ang Resibo” is being analyzed using SAS analytic engine. Analysis of text messages results to:

1. Identification of merchants that do not issue receipts

2. Classification of valid entries by Region Code based on texter's address

3. Classification of unusual behaviors for suspect fraud text message

4. Classification of invalid TIN of merchants by Revenue District Office

5. Utilization of sales information of texter to countercheck sales declared by merchants

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LN Monitoring System

The Letter of Notices Monitoring System accessible via the BIR Information Delivery Portal aims to monitor status of letter notices issued and eliminate duplicate issuances of LNs to the same taxpayers.

LN System was piloted at LT Offices and Revenu Region No. 7 - Quezon City, and its RDOs and Assessment Division on April 30, 2004. Next rollout sites include RRs 6 - Manila RDOs and 8 -  Makati RDOs and its Assessment Division on May 28, 2004.

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