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Electronic BIR Forms (eBIRForms) are Now Available

Not so long ago after the release of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Interactive Forms, now, the BIR released the Electronic BIR Forms (eBIRForms).  The roll out was made last October 16, 2012.   What are eBIR Forms?

The Electronic Bureau of Internal Revenue Forms (eBIRForms) Package is developed primarily to provide taxpayers with accessible and convenient service through easy preparation.  eBIRForms is an alternative mode of preparing tax returns which deviates from the conventional manual process of filling up tax returns on pre-printed forms that are highly susceptible to human error.  The package allows the taxpayers to accomplish or fill up the forms offline. Taxpayers can directly encode data, validate, edit, save, delete, view and print their tax returns.  The package has automatic computations and has the capability to validate information inputted by the taxpayers.

UPDATE: BIR issued Revenue Regulations No. 6-2014 mandating the use of eBIRForms for all non-eFPS filers also updating the list of the forms within the eBIRForms.

Among others, the benefits of using the eBIRForms are:

 Saves time because of automatic computations and auto-populated fields
 Easy to use
 Lessens human errors because of the validation feature
 Available even to those without consistent internet connection
 Captures taxpayer data

The eBIRForms press release was made first via BIR Monitor, which can be accessed here.  The eBIRForms application covers Thirty-one (31) BIR Forms comprised of 3 Income Tax Returns; 5 Excise Tax Forms; 2 VAT Forms; 10 Withholding Tax Forms; 2 Documentary Stamp Tax Forms; 4 Percentage Tax Forms; 4 ONETT Forms and 1 Payment form which are enumerated below.  These forms are for use by non-eFPS taxpayers.

To download the eBIRForms Package v1.0 click HERE.

Form No.
Latest Revision Date Form Name
1 0605 July 1999 (ENCS) Payment Form
2 1600 September 2005 (ENCS) Monthly Remittance Return of Value-Added Tax and Other Percentage Taxes Withheld
3 1600WP September 2005 (ENCS) Monthly Remittance Return of Value-Added Tax and Other Percentage Taxes Withheld
4 1601-C July 2008 (ENCS) Monthly Remittance Return of Income Taxes Withheld on Compensation
5 1601-E August 2008 (ENCS) Monthly Remittance Return of Creditable Income Taxes Withheld (Expanded)
6 1601-F September 2005 (ENCS) Monthly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld
7 1602 August 2001 (ENCS) Monthly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld on Interest Paid on Deposits and Yield on Deposits Substitutes/Trusts/Etc.
8 1603 November 2004 (ENCS) Quarterly Remittance Return of Final Income Taxes Withheld on Fringe Benefits Paid to Employees Other than Rank and File
9 1604-CF July 2008 (ENCS) Annual Information Return of Income Taxes Withheld on Compensation and Final Withholding Taxes
10 0604-E July 1999 (ENCS) Annual Information Return of Creditable Income Taxes Withheld (Expanded)/Income Payments Exempt from Withholding Tax
11 1606 July 1999 (ENCS) Withholding Tax Remittance Return For Onerous Transfer of Real Property Other than Capital Asset (Including Taxable and Exempt)
12 1701Q July 2008 (ENCS) Quarterly Income Tax Return For Self-Employed Individuals, Estates and Trusts (Including those w/ both Business and Compensation Income)
13 1702Q July 2008 (ENCS) Quarterly Income Tax Return For Corporations, Partnerships and Other Non-Individual Taxpayers
14 1704 May 2001 Improperly Accumulated Earnings Tax Return
15 1706 July 1999 (ENCS) Capital Gains Tax Return For Onerous Transfer of Real Property Classified as Capital Asset (both Taxable and Exempt)
16 1707 July 1999 (ENCS) Capital Gains Tax Return for Onerous Transfer of Shares of Stock Not Traded Through the Local Stock Exchange
17 1800 July 1999 (ENCS) Donor’s Tax Return
18 1801 July 2003 (ENCS) Estate Tax Return
19 2000 June 2006 (ENCS) Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration/ Return
20 2000-OT June 2006 (ENCS) Documentary Stamp Tax Declaration/ Return (One-Time Transactions)
21 2200A May 2006 (ENCS) Excise Tax Return for Alcohol Products
22 2200AN August 2003 (ENCS) Excise Tax Return for Automobiles & Non-Essential Goods
23 2200M September 2005 (ENCS) Excise Tax Return for Mineral Products
24 2200P September 2005 (ENCS)) Excise Tax Return for Petroleum Products
25 2200T May 2006 (ENCS) Excise Tax Return for Tobacco Products
26 2550M February 2007 (ENCS) Monthly Value-Added Tax Declaration
27 2550Q February 2007 (ENCS) Quarterly Value-Added Tax Return
28 2551M September 2005 (ENCS) Monthly Percentage Tax Return
29 2551Q February 2002 (ENCS) Quarterly Percentage Tax Return
30 2552 July 1999 (ENCS) Percentage Tax Return For Transactions Involving Shares of Stock Listed and Traded Through the Local Stock Exchange or Through Initial and/or Secondary Public Offering
31 2553 July 1999 (ENCS) Return of Percentage Tax Payable Under Special Laws

Where to get the application other than from this website?

Alternatively, you can access the application in  the BIR website http://www.bir.gov.ph via the eBIRForms icon.  Taxpayers without internet can download the eBIRForms package from the BIR e-lounges at National Office and Revenue District Offices.

What operating system is required to use the eBIRForms?

Your computer must have at least Windows 2000 to install and use the application.  Of course, higher OS versions like Windows XP/Vista/7 can better run the application.  You mus also have at least 50 free space and runs best on 2GB or higher Active X components via Internet Explorer version 8 or  higher and best veiwed in 1152 x 864 screen resolution.

What is the print size and layout?

eBIRForms must be printed on folio-size bond paper (8.5″ x 13″), portrait orientation/layout with page set up margins of: Left – 0.146, Right – 0.148, Top – 0.14 and Bottom – 0.14 inches.

The eBIRForms Package is Phase 2 of the project “Provision of Solution for the use of Interactive Forms for Filing of Tax Returns”.  Phase 1 of the project produced BIR Form Nos. 1700, 1701 and 1702 in interactive format for use by all taxpayers starting March 15, 2012.

Details on how to step-by-step accomplish the eBIRForms are contained in the Job Aid for Tax Payers for the Use of the eBIRForms Package which is included when you download the zipped application package.  Click Here!

About leecpa

Orlando Calundan is a Certified Public Accountant. He has exposures in audit of financial statements of entities in various industries such as real estate, food (quick service restaurants), manufacturing, service organizations and BPOs, automotive, holding/investment companies and more. He also has exposure on internal audit engagements. http://ocalundan.info


25 thoughts on “Electronic BIR Forms (eBIRForms) are Now Available


    Posted by den | November 7, 2014, 2:18 am
  2. simple lang ako.I just need to settle my 1601e for my clinic rentals. this new ebirforms is giving me a headache. I just found out about this today, the last day of payment. This is such a hassle for me. I have to present the eforms at the bank or they won’t accept my payment.I’m trying to be a good citizen here. THey should make payments easy for something like this if they want more people to pay their taxes…250.00 pesos lang ang kailangan kong bayaran

    Posted by carol | November 10, 2014, 5:23 am
    • Yes, we hear you. Actually, there were a lot of articles regarding these eBIRForms but I think the campaigns are still not enough. They should have written letters to all taxpayers and made it know to the public through radio and television. Puro dyaryo lang po kasi eh, at through internet.

      Posted by leecpa | November 10, 2014, 6:43 am
  3. panu po ba idownload yan . ang hirao hirap naman kase ng gusto nila di pa masave ng maayos ..

    Posted by jeszhen | November 11, 2014, 4:05 am
  4. are they really making things easier? ang dami daming forms paiba iba din sila ng systema, pati book of account I got 5 of them? good citizen turn bad because of these too much hassle! magbabayad ka na nga dami pa mga kung anu anu! make it simple and please be consistent with the system hindi yung paiba iba because youre giving us too much stress!

    Posted by shetizen | November 13, 2014, 1:24 pm
  5. Ayaw tumanggap ng PNB kung hindi rin lang gawin ang e-BIRforms.. Inaasahan nila lahat ng taxpayers na may laptop at printer? Paano kung katulad ko na may sari sari store lang na nagbabayad dati using the handwritten forms. Pumupunta lang ako sa internet cafe. I tried to seek from the staff nila. pero hindi raw ma down load. sinubok namin ang 1701Q pero hindi ma print at nawawala ang connection kahit i-save muna.

    Posted by sonnyv | November 21, 2014, 3:50 am
  6. pasakit ang paiba ibang systema na yan… sobrang stress . USELESS lahat

    Posted by joh carlo cleofas | November 28, 2014, 9:38 am
  7. nakaka buesit na talaga kanina pa akong nagdownload hindi naman maka download nag error tuloy nag karoon tuloy ng virus ang computer ko…… ano ba tong pasakit nato….

    Posted by marj | December 1, 2014, 4:47 pm
  8. sana bumalik sa dating sistema ng payment kasi di lagi open para mag net for this form procedure.

    Posted by jho | December 2, 2014, 9:02 am
  9. 78MB na file ang kailangan mong i download para makuha yun isang form na kelangan mo? then hindi ko rin makita yung file na kelangan ko. nag install ako ng app nila pero dahil wala akong printer. nagtry ako magsave pero hindi pwede. Dapat diretso print from your computer kpag download. B*S*. Dont tell me milyon ginastos para sa software nato.

    Posted by Jeff | December 2, 2014, 2:15 pm
  10. so hirap to make download of this software…paano ako mkakabyad sa bir nito?nkaka stress bat di nlang ibigay ung mga forms ninyo or make the software easier to download.

    Posted by shao | December 8, 2014, 1:33 pm
  11. bkit po gnyun nagsubmit po ako s 1601c online tapos mag registered po ako ayaw tanngapin ang contact no

    Posted by grace | December 9, 2014, 4:31 am
  12. How do you transfer your Saved file to a Flash Drive? I don’t have a printer so I must bring a soft copy to the comp shop.so I could print it.

    Posted by AMY | December 10, 2014, 11:02 am
  13. What if a person filled an eform in the bank and unfortunately there was error in the spelling or number in the form? is erasers allowed in filling?

    Posted by Defense News Daily PH | January 8, 2015, 12:15 pm
  14. thanks for this. i read the comments. ako naman, ang concern ko, mac user ako. so, di ko mainstall sa computer ko yung software na nadownload ko. haaaay

    Posted by insight | January 9, 2015, 8:59 am
  15. I just need the 2551M form… how to download? I can’t find it. tnx

    Posted by nenita menoza | January 14, 2015, 11:39 pm
    • Ganoon din po ako, 2251M ang kailangan ko! At anong bir form n ggamitin kung walang sales srvs sa sunod na buwan. At bakit hindi magawa sa bir ofc, sabi nila mandatory daw sa computer kaya hanap ako ng comp shop sa labas na dapat walang dagdag gastos dahil wala nga akong kita.

      Posted by Melanio g. Magsino | February 21, 2015, 4:22 am
  16. parang ewan lang etong ebir forms na ito pwede ba para sa head ng ahensya na ito kung gano ka kagaling maningil sana ganun din kagaling ang mga serbisyo nyo! aba maawa kayo sa tao pabalik balik sa office para maayos mga papel nila! sana inisip nyo hindi lahat ng tao computer literate! hindi tinatanggap sa LUCENA ang hindi naka eforms! ni wala man lang kayo computer sa mismong bir lucena para sa mga transaction ng tao na bago sa ebir forms na yan tapos sasabihin sa mga matatanda PROBLEMA na namin yun! at para sa gumawa ng software na ito sir ayusin mo program mo! dahil yung software mo hindi user friendly! kung tutuusin hindi na dapat etong ebir forms na to eh dagdag gastos sa mga tao magkano rent sa computershop e pano kung di marunong mag computer? (nagtataka ka bat ko nasasabi to kasi mga probinsyano kame!) magkano pa type at print! wow ha nakaka stress kayo!

    Posted by lee | January 16, 2015, 4:45 am
  17. bakit ang BIR cannot understand the suffering of the small taxpayers in the imposition of their eBIR forms na umpisa pa lang to click download ( 1-2 hrs daw), eto wala pang 30 minutes at offline na ‘yung website nila. tapos ma-late ka na pag-file dahil ayaw tanggapin kahit ang old form na lang ang gamitin kaya ayun penalty! di po kc lahat ng computer shops nakakapag-download ng required files. pleez lang, paki-explain bakit kayo walang puso, nagbabayad naman kami ng maayos?

    Posted by Hayne | January 19, 2015, 3:50 pm
  18. Can not print the pages 2 to 12 of the ITR 1701. What shall I do to have it printed

    Posted by Rufino G. Viray | January 26, 2015, 10:29 am
  19. Good day, sir! May I ask paano kung you cannot edit some fields like 26-32 of page 1 of form 1701? Hindi ko na po alam ‘yong gagawin ko. I cannot transfer my RDO because my current one requires me of this form. Thanks in advance!

    Posted by Geoff Pangan | January 28, 2015, 4:35 am

    Posted by MELAN | February 10, 2015, 10:35 am

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