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Revenue Regulations No. 7-2024


This Revenue Regulation implements Section 113, 235, 236,237,238,242,243 of the Tax Code of 1997, as amended by Republic Act (RA) No. 11976 (Ease of Paying Taxes Act), on the registration procedures and invoicing requirements. The following registration procedures and invoicing requirements are specified in the Regulations: A. Invoicing and Accounting Requirements for Value-Added Tax (VAT) Registered Persons under Section 113 of the Tax Code Invoicing Requirements Information Contained in a VAT Invoice Accounting Requirements Consequence of Issuing Erroneous VAT Invoice B. Preservation of Books of Accounts and Other Accounting Records under Section 235 of the Tax Code Preservation Examination and Inspection [...]

Revenue Regulations No. 7-20242024-04-18T19:17:24+08:00

Revenue Regulations No. 5-2024


This Revenue Regulation implements Sections 76(C), 112(C), 112(D), 204(C), 229 and 269(J) of the Tax Code of 1997, as amended by Republic Act No. 11976 (Ease of Paying Taxes (EOPT) Act), on tax refunds. The Regulations shall cover tax credit/refund claims that are filed starting July 1, 2024, onwards and implements the following: (A) Section 112(C) of the Tax Code that introduced the risk-based approach to verification of VAT refund claims; (B) Section 112(D) of the Tax Code which clarified the liability of the taxpayer-claimant and the BIR in case of disallowance by the Commission of Audit (COA); (C) Section 76(C) [...]

Revenue Regulations No. 5-20242024-04-17T17:04:54+08:00

Revenue Regulations No. 4-2024


This Revenue Regulation implements Sec 22, 34, 51(A) (2)(e), 51(D), 56(A)(1), 58(A), 58(C), 58(E), 77, 81,90,91,103,114,128,200 and 248 of the Tax Code of 1997, as amended by Republic Act No. 11976 (Ease of Paying Taxes [EOPT] Act) on the filing of tax returns and payment of taxes and other matters affecting the declaration of taxable income. The filing of tax returns shall be done electronically - on any of the available electronic platforms. However, in case of unavailability of the electronic platforms, manual filing of tax returns may be allowed. The civil penalty of 25% of the amount due in case [...]

Revenue Regulations No. 4-20242024-04-17T16:22:46+08:00

Revenue Regulations No. 3-2024


This Revenue Regulation implements the amendments introduced by RA No. 11976 (Ease of Paying Taxes[EOPT] Act), on the relevant provisions of Title IV - Value-Added tax and Title V - Percentage Tax of the Tax Code of 1997, as amended. Under the Regulations, all references to "gross selling price", "gross value in money", and "gross receipts" shall now be referred to as the "GROSS SALES", regardless of whether the sale is for goods under Section 106, or for services under Section 108 of the Tax Code. The term "Invoice" will also now be used instead of Sales/Commetccial Invoices or Official Receipts. [...]

Revenue Regulations No. 3-20242024-04-17T14:03:32+08:00

Revenue Regulations No. 2-2024


This prescribes the policies and guidelines for the publication of revenue issuances and other information materials of the BIR pursuant to Section 245(i) of the Tax Code, as amended by Republic Act (RA) No. 11976 (Ease of Paying Taxes), to wit: " SEC. 245. Specific Provisions to be Contained in Rules and Regulations. The rules and regulations of the Bureau of Internal Revenue shall, among other things, contain provisions specifying, prescribing or defining: xxx "(i) The manner in which tax returns, information and reports shall be prepared and reported and the tax collected and paid, as well as the conditions under [...]

Revenue Regulations No. 2-20242024-03-05T09:53:36+08:00

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 13-2024


The table below shows the differences between the recording and treatment of income and expenses relating to employee retirement benefits under the Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS)/Philippine Accounting Standards (PAS) and the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended.  Particulars  PFRS  Taxation  RA No. 4917  RA No. 7641  Employee benefit expense  Employee benefit expense comprises of:  Service costs  Net interest costs  Contribution to a tax qualified plan is deductible expense  Actual retirement benefits paid is a deductible expense  Current service cost  Recognized in profit or loss as part of employee benefit expense  Contribution for normal cost is deductible in full [...]

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 13-20242024-02-12T16:00:17+08:00



For Income Tax purposes, an operating lease is defined as a contract under which the asset is not wholly amortized during the primary period of the lease, and where the lessor does not rely solely on the rentals during the primary period for his profits, but looks for the recovery of the balance of his costs and for the rest of his profits from the sale or re-lease of the returned asset of the primary lease period.   "Finance lease" or full payout lease, on the other hand, is a contract involving payment over an obligatory period (also called primary or [...]

REVENUE MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 11-20242024-02-08T13:32:51+08:00



Issued on January 15, 2024 clarifies the provisions of Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 16-2023 imposing Withholding Tax on gross remittances made by electronic marketplace (e-marketplace) operators and digital financial services providers (DFSPs) to sellers/merchants.   The Withholding Tax obligation of e-marketplace operator and DFSPs shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following the publication of RR No. 16-2023 in a newspaper of general circular or the Official Gazette, whichever comes first. RR No. 16-2023 was first published in Manila Bulletin on December 27, 2023. Thus, RR No. 16-2023 shall take effect on January 11, 2024.   The e-marketplace operators and DFSPs are allowed [...]

REVENUE MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 8-20242024-02-07T16:08:32+08:00

Revenue Regulations No. 12-2023


In accordance with Section 237 of the Tax Code, as amended, all persons subject to an internal revenue tax shall, at a point of each sale and transfer of merchandise or for services rendered valued at One hundred pesos (P100.00) or more, issue duly registered receipts or sales or commercial invoices. However, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue may, in meritorious cases, exempt any person subject to internal revenue tax from compliance with the issuance of receipts or sales or commercial invoices.  For ease of doing business, the Commissioner, hereby exempts Agricultural Producers from the issuance of principal and supplementary receipts or [...]

Revenue Regulations No. 12-20232023-10-11T18:21:55+08:00

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 84- 2023


The revised BIR Form No. 2200-M is already available for download on the BIR website ( under the BIR Forms-Excise Tax Return Section. However, the Form is not yet available in the Electronic Filing System (eFPS) and Electronic Bureau of Internal Revenue Forms (eBIRForms). Thus, eFPS/eBIRForms filers shall continue to use the BIR Form No. 2200-M [October 2022 (ENCS)] in the eFPS in Office eBIRForms Package v7.9.4 in filing and paying the Excise Tax due. A separate revenue issuance shall be issued to announce its availability in the eFPS and in the Offline eBIRForms Package.   Manual filers shall download the [...]

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 84- 20232023-08-22T13:59:47+08:00
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