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Business Registration Procedures

for Sole Proprietorships

I. REGISTERING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY (DTI)
FOR SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS

Business Name Registration Certificate
Where:  DTI-Provincial Office where the business is located or log on to www.bnrs.dti.gov.ph
Validity: 5 years

Requirements:
• National issued ID with photo and signature
• Accomplished Business Name Registration form (BTRCP FORM 16A) in duplicate
• Registration fee depending on territorial coverage of the business name and documentary stamp:
 Barangay  -200.00
 Municipal -500.00
 Regional -1,000.00
 National -2,000.00

II. REGISTERING WITH THE MUNICIPALITY

Mayor’s Permit
Where:  Municipality or City where the business is located
Validity:  1 year
 
 Requirements may include the following:
• DTI or SEC Registration
Certificate/ Articles of Incorporation
• Community Tax Certificate
• Barangay Clearance
• Location Clearance
• Certificate of Occupancy
• Building Permit
• Fire Safety/ Inspection Permit
• Electrical Inspection Certificate
• Contract of Lease
• Picture/ Sketch of the Site
• Public Liability Insurance (for restaurants, mall, cinemas)
• SSS Registration

III. REGISTERING WITH BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR)

Employer’s Tax Idenification Number
Where:      BIR Provincial Office where the business is located or go to the BIR Revenue District Office

Trunklines:  (632) 981.7000 / 981.8888

Email:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:      www.bir.gov.ph
Validity:       1year

Requirements:
1. For Application for Employer’s Tax identification Numbers (TIN)
a.) Self- Employed/ Mixed Income individual (BIR Form 1901)
• Birth Certificate or any valid ID showing name, address and birth date
• Mayor’s permit or application for Mayor’s Permit
• DTI Certificate of Registration of Business Name
b.) For Partnerships and Corporations (BIR Form 1903)
• SEC Certifictae of Registrations for Partnerships and Corporation
• License to do business in the Philippines (in case of residence foreign corporation)
• Mayor’s permit or Application for Mayor’s permit


2. For Application for Authority to Print Receipts and Invoices
c.) For New Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
• Job Order
• Final and Clear Sample of Receipts and Invoices (machine printed)
• Photocopy of BIR Form 1901 or 1903, TIN Card, Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605)
d.) For Registered Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
• Job order
• Final and clear sample of receipts and invoices
• Photocopy of Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605, previously approved Authority to Print Invoice (ATP), Certificate of Registration (COR) BIR Form 2303, last booklet printed.

IV. REGISTERING WITH THE PHILPPINE BUSINESS REGISTRY (PBR) FOR SSS, PHILHEALTH, AND PAG-IBIG

For Sole Proprietorship
(Walk-in application at DTI office)
1. Applicant fills out the PBR application form and submits to DTI Teller for processing.
2. DTI Teller secures applicant’s Tax Identification Number (TIN.) (if there is an existing TIN, PBR will validate against records)
3. Business Name (BN) Certificate and Employer’s Registration Numbers (ERNs) are processed.
    a. A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is presented to the Cashier for BN fee.
    b. Official Receipt of Payment is presented to the DTI Releasing Office for the BN Certificae.
    c. Applicant gets SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG ERNs from the DTI Teller.
4. Certificate of Registration or Employer ID can be secured from agencies upon presentation of PBR-generated ERNs.

For Partnerships or Corporations
(Walk-in application at PBR Kiosk at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Main Office)
(Only partnerships or corporations already registered with SEC can apply.)
1. Applicant fills out the PBR application form and submits to the Teller for processing.
2. Applicant submits photocopies of complete SEC registration documents (i.e., SEC registration certificate, Articles of Partnership/Corporation). Original copies are required for verification.
3. Teller transmits application for employer registration numbers (ERNs) to SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG and applicant gets PBR-generated ERNs.
4. Certificate of Registration or Employer ID can be secured from agencies upon presentation of PBR-generated ERNs.

for Partnerships and Corporations

I. REGISTERING WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) FOR PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATIONS

SEC Registration Certificate
Where: SEC Building, EDSA, Greenhills,
 Mandaluyong City
Tel. No.: (632) 584-0923
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.sec.gov.ph   or
 http://iregister.sec.gov.ph/MainServlet (for online name verification and reservation)
Validity: 50 years

Requirements for Partnerships:
• Name Verification Slip (online or at the Name Verification Unit)
• Articles of Partnership
• Written Undertaking to Change Corporate Name by any partner
• Form F105 for partnership with Foreign Entity
• Proof of Inward Remittance by foreign partners

Requirements for Stock [S] and Non Stock [NS] Corporations:
• Verification Slip Form [S] [NS]
• Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws [S] [NS]
• Treasurer’s Affidavit [S]
• Notarized Bank Certificate of Deposit where the bank is located [S]
• Written Undertaking to Change Corporate Name by any Incorporator or Director [S], by any Trustee [NS]
• Clearance from other government agencies [S]
• Foreign Investment Application Form F-100 (for subsidiaries of foreign corporations [S]
• Proof of Inward Remittance by Non-Resident Aliens/Subscribers [S]
• List of members and amount contributed certified by the Secretary and Treasurer [NS]
• Registration fee of Php 360.00

II. REGISTERING WITH THE MUNICIPALITY

Mayor’s Permit
Where:  Municipality or City where the business is located
Validity:  1 year
 
 Requirements may include the following:
• DTI or SEC Registration
Certificate/ Articles of Incorporation
• Community Tax Certificate
• Barangay Clearance
• Location Clearance
• Certificate of Occupancy
• Building Permit
• Fire Safety/ Inspection Permit
• Electrical Inspection Certificate
• Contract of Lease
• Picture/ Sketch of the Site
• Public Liability Insurance (for restaurants, mall, cinemas)
• SSS Registration

III. REGISTERING WITH BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR)

Employer’s Tax Idenification Number
Where:      BIR Provincial Office where the business is located or go to the BIR Revenue District Office

Trunklines:  (632) 981.7000 / 981.8888

Email:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:      www.bir.gov.ph
Validity:       1year

Requirements:
1. For Application for Employer’s Tax identification Numbers (TIN)
a.) Self- Employed/ Mixed Income individual (BIR Form 1901)
• Birth Certificate or any valid ID showing name, address and birth date
• Mayor’s permit or application for Mayor’s Permit
• DTI Certificate of Registration of Business Name
b.) For Partnerships and Corporations (BIR Form 1903)
• SEC Certifictae of Registrations for Partnerships and Corporation
• License to do business in the Philippines (in case of residence foreign corporation)
• Mayor’s permit or Application for Mayor’s permit

2. For Application for Authority to Print Receipts and Invoices
c.) For New Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
• Job Order
• Final and Clear Sample of Receipts and Invoices (machine printed)
• Photocopy of BIR Form 1901 or 1903, TIN Card, Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605)
d.) For Registered Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
• Job order
• Final and clear sample of receipts and invoices
• Photocopy of Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605, previously approved Authority to Print Invoice (ATP), Certificate of Registration (COR) BIR Form 2303, last booklet printed.

IV. REGISTERING WITH THE PHILPPINE BUSINESS REGISTRY (PBR) FOR SSS, PHILHEALTH, AND PAG-IBIG

For Sole Proprietorship
(Walk-in application at DTI office)
1. Applicant fills out the PBR application form and submits to DTI Teller for processing.
2. DTI Teller secures applicant’s Tax Identification Number (TIN.) (if there is an existing TIN, PBR will validate against records)
3. Business Name (BN) Certificate and Employer’s Registration Numbers (ERNs) are processed.
    a. A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is presented to the Cashier for BN fee.
    b. Official Receipt of Payment is presented to the DTI Releasing Office for the BN Certificae.
    c. Applicant gets SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG ERNs from the DTI Teller.
4. Certificate of Registration or Employer ID can be secured from agencies upon presentation of PBR-generated ERNs.

For Partnerships or Corporations
(Walk-in application at PBR Kiosk at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Main Office)
(Only partnerships or corporations already registered with SEC can apply.)
1. Applicant fills out the PBR application form and submits to the Teller for processing.
2. Applicant submits photocopies of complete SEC registration documents (i.e., SEC registration certificate, Articles of Partnership/Corporation). Original copies are required for verification.
3. Teller transmits application for employer registration numbers (ERNs) to SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG and applicant gets PBR-generated ERNs.
4. Certificate of Registration or Employer ID can be secured from agencies upon presentation of PBR-generated ERNs.

for Cooperatives

I. REGISTERING WITH THE COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CDA) FOR COOPERATIVES

Certificate of Registration
Where: 5th and 6th Floors, Ben-Lor Building,
1184 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City or
827 Aurora Blvd., Brgy. Immaculate Concepcion,
Cubao, Quezon City
Tel. Nos. (632) 372-3808 / 373-6895 / 332-0019
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.cda.gov.ph

A cooperative is a duly registered association of persons, with a common bond of interest who have a voluntarily joined together to achieve a lawful common social and economic end, making equitable contributions to the capital required, and accepting a fair share of the risks and benefits of the undertaking in accordance with universally accepted cooperative principles.
Extension offices:
Dagupan City; Tuguegarao, Cagayan; Baguio City; San Fernando, Pampanga; NCR-Quezon City; Calamba, Laguna; Naga City; Iloilo City; Cebu City; Kidapawan; Tacloban City; Davao City; Zamboanga City; and Butuan City.
Requiremenbts:
• Economic Survey (4 copies)
• By-Laws and Articles of Cooperation duly notarized (available at CDA office) – 4 copies
• At least 15 members
• Treasurer’s Affidavit
• Undertaking to change name
• Undertaking to submit reportorial requirements
• Bond of accountable officers
• Cooperative Pre-membership Education Seminar Certification
• Favorable endorsement of proper government agency, if necessary
• Capitalization of at least Php 15,000 (total paid-up capital)
• Cooperative Annual Performance Report and audited financial statements for them to secure a certificate of good standing

SCHEDULE OF FEES:
-For Laboratory Cooperatives: No registration fee

-For Primary Cooperatives with paid-up capital of Php 2,000.00 to 500,000.00 up: P500.00 -1/10 of 1% of paid-up share capital

-For Secondary Cooperatives with paid-up capital of Php 2,000.00 to 500,000.00 up: P1,000.00 - 1/10 of 1% of paid-up share capital

-For Tertiary Cooperatives: Php 3,000.00

II. REGISTERING WITH THE MUNICIPALITY

Mayor’s Permit
Where:  Municipality or City where the business is located
Validity:  1 year
 
 Requirements may include the following:
• DTI or SEC Registration
Certificate/ Articles of Incorporation
• Community Tax Certificate
• Barangay Clearance
• Location Clearance
• Certificate of Occupancy
• Building Permit
• Fire Safety/ Inspection Permit
• Electrical Inspection Certificate
• Contract of Lease
• Picture/ Sketch of the Site
• Public Liability Insurance (for restaurants, mall, cinemas)
• SSS Registration

III. REGISTERING WITH BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR)

Employer’s Tax Idenification Number
Where:      BIR Provincial Office where the business is located or go to the BIR Revenue District Office

Trunklines:  (632) 981.7000 / 981.8888

Email:           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:      www.bir.gov.ph
Validity:       1year

Requirements:
1. For Application for Employer’s Tax identification Numbers (TIN)
a.) Self- Employed/ Mixed Income individual (BIR Form 1901)
• Birth Certificate or any valid ID showing name, address and birth date
• Mayor’s permit or application for Mayor’s Permit
• DTI Certificate of Registration of Business Name
b.) For Partnerships and Corporations (BIR Form 1903)
• SEC Certifictae of Registrations for Partnerships and Corporation
• License to do business in the Philippines (in case of residence foreign corporation)
• Mayor’s permit or Application for Mayor’s permit

2. For Application for Authority to Print Receipts and Invoices
c.) For New Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
• Job Order
• Final and Clear Sample of Receipts and Invoices (machine printed)
• Photocopy of BIR Form 1901 or 1903, TIN Card, Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605)
d.) For Registered Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
• Job order
• Final and clear sample of receipts and invoices
• Photocopy of Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605, previously approved Authority to Print Invoice (ATP), Certificate of Registration (COR) BIR Form 2303, last booklet printed.

IV. REGISTERING WITH THE PHILPPINE BUSINESS REGISTRY (PBR) FOR SSS, PHILHEALTH, AND PAG-IBIG

For Sole Proprietorship
(Walk-in application at DTI office)
1. Applicant fills out the PBR application form and submits to DTI Teller for processing.
2. DTI Teller secures applicant’s Tax Identification Number (TIN.) (if there is an existing TIN, PBR will validate against records)
3. Business Name (BN) Certificate and Employer’s Registration Numbers (ERNs) are processed.
    a. A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is presented to the Cashier for BN fee.
    b. Official Receipt of Payment is presented to the DTI Releasing Office for the BN Certificae.
    c. Applicant gets SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG ERNs from the DTI Teller.
4. Certificate of Registration or Employer ID can be secured from agencies upon presentation of PBR-generated ERNs.

For Partnerships or Corporations
(Walk-in application at PBR Kiosk at Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Main Office)
(Only partnerships or corporations already registered with SEC can apply.)
1. Applicant fills out the PBR application form and submits to the Teller for processing.
2. Applicant submits photocopies of complete SEC registration documents (i.e., SEC registration certificate, Articles of Partnership/Corporation). Original copies are required for verification.
3. Teller transmits application for employer registration numbers (ERNs) to SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG and applicant gets PBR-generated ERNs.
4. Certificate of Registration or Employer ID can be secured from agencies upon presentation of PBR-generated ERNs.

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