The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has added more features and functionalities to its new Online Registration and Update System (ORUS), a web-based system designed to give taxpayers a convenient and alternative facility for end-to-end processing of their registration with the BIR.
Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 12-2023 issued on January 27, 2023 announced that from January 23, online updating of registration information as well as other registration-related transactions can now be conducted through ORUS.
- The online facility for registration information updates covers the following:
- Availing of 8% income tax return option
- Submission of application for change in accounting period
- Registration/Addition of Tax Incentive
- Change/Update of Contact Type
- Change/Update of Contact Person/Authorized Representative
- Change/Update of Stockholders/Members/Partners
Also added are secondary registration functionalities, namely, registration of Permit to Use Loose-Leaf and system registration of computerized accounting system.
Other newly available online facilities are submission of application for closure or de-registration of business and submission of application for Tax Identification Number (TIN) cancellation.
Taxpayers who already have an existing ORUS account may access the online registration information updates and other functionalities by logging in to the system through the BIR website (www.bir.gov.ph) under the eServices icon or through URL https://orus.bir.gov.ph.
Those who do not have an ORUS account are required to enroll or create an account in ORUS following the guidelines prescribed under RMC 122-2022.
This circular states that to transact through the ORUS, all taxpayers must update their registration records, such as e-mail address and contact information using the S1905-Registration Update Sheet (RUS). The RUS is available at the Client Support Section of the Revenue District Office (RDO) and the bureau’s website under the Advisory Section.
Moreover, the designated e-mail address should be the taxpayer’s official e-mail address and will be used in serving BIR orders, notices, letters and other processes/communications to the taxpayers.
Registered taxpayers should update their head office registration first before updating their branches. The RUS may be submitted via e-mail to the concerned RDO where the taxpayer is registered.
The ORUS was launched by the BIR in mid-December last year.