BIR launches online registration system

Good news for taxpayers frustrated with long queues and waiting times at government offices: The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has launched its online registration system, 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 No. 153-2022, issued on December 12, 2022, announced the availability of the BIR Online Registration and Update System (ORUS), along with a schedule of the rollout of its features and the covered Revenue Regions (RRs) and Revenue District Offices (RDOs).

On December 12, 2022, issuance of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for foreign individuals will become available for RDO No. 39 or South Quezon City.

Also on December 12, the following features will be available to taxpayers for all RDOs under RR No. 6 (City of Manila); RR No. 7A (Quezon City); RR No. 7B (East NCR); RR No. 8A (Makati City); RR No. 8B (South NCR); RR No. 13 (Cebu City); and RR No. 19 (Davao City):

Registration of business and issuance of electronic Certificate of Registration (COR) and Authority to Print (ATP)
Application for an ATP or use of BIR Printed Receipts/Invoices (BPR/BPI)
Employer Account Enrollment to facilitate the TIN issuance of employees
Registration of Books of Accounts

Meanwhile, the registration of Books of Accounts becomes available at various RDOs under the following RRs on these dates:

December 19: RR No. 1 (Calasiao); RR No. 5 (Caloocan City); RR No. 10 (Legazpi City); RR No. 14 (Eastern Visayas)

December 22: RR No. 2 (Cordillera Administrative Region); RR No. 9A (CaBaMiRo); RR No. 9B (LaQueMar); RR No. 15 (Zamboanga City)

December 26: RR No. 3 (Tuguegarao City); RR No. 11 (Iloilo City); RR No. 16 (Cagayan de Oro City); RR No. 17 (Butuan City)

December 29: RR No. 4 (Pampanga); RR No. 12 (Bacolod City); RR No. 18 (Koronadal City); Large Taxpayers Service covering LT Divisions, LT Assistance Division (LTAD), and Excise LT Regulatory Division (ELTRD)

Finally, on January 16, 2023, the ORUS makes available the following features for all RDOs nationwide, including LT Divisions, LTAD, and ELTRD: registration of business and issuance of electronic COR and ATP; application for an ATP or use of BPR/BPI; and Employer Account Enrollment to facilitate the TIN issuance of employees.

The online facility can be accessed through the BIR website (www.bir.gov.ph) under the eServices icon or through URL https://orus.bir.gov.ph.

To be able to use this online facility, the BIR said taxpayers of covered RDOs are required to enroll or create an account in ORUS and provide an updated valid permanent official email address.

Currently, the home page of ORUS displays clickable links for New Registration as an Individual or a Non-Individual and Secondary Registration for Authority to Print Receipts/Invoices and Book of Account.

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