8 Steps to File and Pay your BIR Annual Registration Fee without an Accountant

Yes, we do this as a service, but we couldn’t dismiss the fact that you can do this on your own! Given a practical guide, you will be able to save your money by doing the filing and payment yourself, even without an accountant. To help you out while you're starting your business, we simplify certain accounting and tax topics into step-by-step guides.


For this guide, let’s get into how you can file and pay your Annual BIR Registration Fee. If you are registered with the BIR, you will have to pay this (worth P500) each year to maintain your registration. This is due for payment every January 31st of each year. Non-payment or delayed payment, as with all other tax returns, will result in penalties.


Here are the 8 Steps with helpful tips to guide you through:



1. Log-in to your eBIR Forms. If you don’t have this yet, download the latest version from the BIR website and install it on your computer.


Tip that Matters:

  • The eBIR Forms application doesn’t work on mac computers.

  • To save you the hassle of using eBIR forms to file your taxes, you may also explore subscribing to online tax applications like Taxumo. You may still assess if you can do the processes on your own by going through the succeeding steps.

2. Fill-up the profile fields.

Tip that Matters:

  • Make sure the details you provided match the information in your Certificate of Registration (Form 2303).

  • The telephone number (can be a mobile number) and email address should be your latest contact information. Ensure that the email address inputted here is correct; the tax return confirmation from the BIR will be sent to this email address.

3. From the list of BIR Forms, select BIR Form 0605. Click Fill-up.

4. If it is your first time using the eBIR forms, you will be asked to confirm your TIN and email address. When you get back to the main screen, just click Fill-up once more.


5. You will see the form below. Fill up the details as shown in the sample.

Tip that Matters:

  • In Item 1, select the appropriate accounting year you’ve registered with the BIR. Usually, individual taxpayers are under a Calendar year (i.e., January to December). Always check your DTI or SEC registration if in case you registered under a Fiscal Year period (i.e., 12-month period that starts other than January)

  • Under Item 11, select I for Individual or N for Non-Individual (i.e., Corporation, Partnership, etc.)

6. After filling up the details, click Validate to check if you’ve missed any field. If everything is okay, click Submit / Final Copy.


Tip that Matters:

  • Always save at least a pdf file of your Tax Return. You will need this as evidence just in case you find yourself subjected to an audit.

7. You should be able to receive an email notification from BIR that the return has been received. Sample email below.

Tip that Matters:

  • Always save a copy of the Email Confirmation. You will need this as evidence that you have filed your tax return.

8. Finally, pay the tax due. The most convenient way is to pay via online banking or e-wallets. Just go to Bills Payment and select BIR. Input the details required. You will need to have Form 0605 on hand when making a payment.


Tip that Matters:

  • When asked for a branch code on the online banking or e-wallet application, input “00000” if you’re an individual taxpayer or a non-individual taxpayer without any branches.

  • Always save a copy of your proof of payment. You will need this as evidence that you have paid your tax due.

If you’re still confused about how to file and pay, we’d be happy to help. You may Book an online consultation with our CPA Partners or Get a Quote if you need us to handle your accounting books and tax returns filing on a retainer basis.


Feel free as well to message us at consult@numbersthatmatterph.com if you have suggestions or comments about our articles.



Disclaimer: Numbers that Matter Inc. aims to curate topics that are simplified and easily digestible for micro, small and medium enterprises, by balancing our technical know-hows as accounting professionals and the practical experiences of our team working on ground with our clients. There may be technicalities intentionally omitted from our content to preserve its simplicity. Any practical tip is purely the opinion of the team and is merely informal advice, and thus, should not be taken as a definitive rule. Should you have any specific questions, feel free to message the team at consult@numbersthatmatterph.com and we’d be happy to discuss with you further.


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