Do you want a more convenient and easy way to file your taxes? If so, then you need to check out the BIR Online Registration and Update System (ORUS). A web-based system that allows taxpayers to register, update, and file their taxes online, the BIR ORUS is a convenient and easy-to-use system that can save you a significant amount of time and effort.
The BIR ORUS is available on the BIR website and is a convenient alternative facility for the end-to-end process of taxpayers’ registration with the BIR. First launched in December 2022, it was designed to streamline and digitize the BIR’s processes and make it easier for taxpayers to file their taxes online.
In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of BIR ORUS, including the details on when taxpayers would file, and the features of the ORUS platform to help taxpayers make the most out of this convenient tax filing solution.
What are the features of the BIR ORUS?
|Registration Information Update||Availment 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|
|Secondary Registration||Registration of Permit to Use (PTU) Loose-leaf System Registration of Computerized Accounting System (CAS)|
|Business Registration||Conversion of Non-Business Taxpayers (e.g. Employee, E.O. 98) with existing TIN to Business Taxpayers Registration of New Branch Registration of New Facility|
|Update of Registration (with Certificate of Registration generation)||Addition of Tax Type Registration of Additional Business/Trade Name Registration of Additional Line of Business Change in Registered Name of Non-Individual taxpayers Update/Change in Registered Address or Transfer of Registration Update/Change of Civil Status|
|Other Online Facility||Submission of Application for Closure or De-registration of Business Submission of Application for TIN Cancellation Online Payment (e-Payment) of Annual Registration Fee (RF) for New Business Registrants Online Inquiry of RF Payment for BIR Internal User Application for Cancellation of Permit to Use (PTU) Loose-leaf and Acknowledgement Certificate (AC) of Computerized Accounting System (CAS) Online Verification of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) BIR Registered Business Search Facility|
How to use ORUS?
To be able to enroll in the system, all taxpayers are advised to update their registration records, such as e-mail address and contact information using the S1905- Registration Update Sheet (RUS) pursuant to RMC No. 122-2022. The RUS is available at the Client Support Section (CSS) of the Revenue District Office (RDO) and is also downloadable from the Bureau’s Official Website (www.bir.gov.ph) under the Advisory Section.
The designated e-mail address should be the taxpayer’s official email address which shall be used in serving BIR orders, notices, letters, and other processes and communications.
Are all books of accounts need to be registered through ORUS?
Yes, all books of accounts, whether manual, permanently bound loose-leaf, or computerized, are now to be registered online through ORUS. This is to replace the manual stamping of books of account by BIR officers because ORUS generates a Quick Response (QR) Code that can be validated online.
Newly registered taxpayers must use manual books of account which must be registered before the deadline for the filing of the first quarterly income tax return (ITR) or the annual ITR, whichever comes earlier. Meanwhile, for existing taxpayers, manual books must be registered before use.
For all taxpayers, the manual books must be registered as often as before all the pages of the previously registered books are fully consumed. It must be registered annually if the taxpayer opts to use new sets of manual books every year.
Permanently bound loose-leaf books and computerized books must be registered annually by existing taxpayers within 15 and 30 days, respectively, after the end of each taxable year. When and if it is a closure of business operations, the 15/30 day deadline will count from the closure date, if this is earlier than the end of the taxable year.
Manual and permanently bound loose-leaf books should have the ORUS-generated QR stamp on the first page of the books. For computerized books, the QR Stamp must be attached to the transmittal letter showing the detailed content of the flash drive where the books are stored or saved.
You can check BIR ORUS here.
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