Clarifies the guidelines for optional filing and payment of monthly Value-Added Tax (VAT) Returns (BIR Form No. 2550M) for VAT-registered persons.

While the Tax Code now mandates the filing of VAT returns and payment of the corresponding VAT liabilities on a quarterly basis, VAT-registered persons may continue to file and pay the VAT on a monthly basis and still use BIR Form No. 2550M. The procedures and guidelines set forth in Revenue Regulations Nos. 16-2005 and 6-2014, Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 68-2005 and other related revenue issuances, regarding the use of BIR Form No. 2550M shall continue to apply.

If the VAT-registered persons opt to switch from filing the VAT return and paying tax on a monthly basis using BIR Form No. 2550M to quarterly filing using BIR Form No. 2550Q, or vice versa, no penalties shall arise, However, the filing of BIR Form No. 2550Q and payment of VAT must be made within the period provided under the Tax Code, which is within twenty-five (25) days following the close of each taxable quarter. As to the monthly filing of BIR Form No, 2550M, there shall be no prescribed deadline thereof.