Tax preparation is a daunting task for someone who is not an accountant or unfamiliar with Philippine taxation.


For many years, taxpayers have been used to using the BIR Forms, which are downloadable on the BIR website for tax filing. The forms are in excel format and need to be edited manually. This process is not user-friendly and is actually prone to error.


Luckily, due to Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018, BIR has streamlined its systems and processes, which give rise to the availability of the eBIRForms.


What is eBIRForms?


eBIRForms is a system application allowing taxpayers to prepare and file their tax returns online.


The electronic BIR forms save the taxpayer’s information so that he will no longer encode it the next time he prepares and submits the forms. Moreover, the application automatically computes for the tax due and allows for the online filing of tax returns.


Who are required to use eBIRForms?


If you are a non-eFPS (Electronic Filing and Payment System) filer, you can use the eBIRForms. However, the following taxpayers are mandated to use the eBIRForms:


  • Top Withholding Agents (TWA)
  • Accredited Tax Practitioners on all its client-taxpayer
  • Accredited Receipt/Invoice Printers
  • One-Time Transaction Taxpayers (ONETT) on real properties
  • No Payment or No Transaction Tax Filing
  • Government-Owned or Controlled Corporation (GOCC)
  • Local Government Unit (LGU) except barangay
  • Cooperatives registered in National Electrification Administration (NEA) and Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)


Which BIR Forms are available in eBIRForm?


The following tax returns are available in eBIRFom:


  • Payment Form
  • Remittance Form
  • Remittance Return
  • Annual Information Return
  • VAT (Value-added Tax)
  • Excise Tax
  • Withholding Tax
  • Documentary Stamp Tax
  • Percentage Tax
  • Income Tax Returns
  • ONETT (BIR one time transactions)
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Donor’s Tax Returns


Important Notes:


  1. You don’t need to hand in the physical copies of your forms if filed through eBIRForms. For attachments, use the eAFS to send the soft copy within 15 days after online filing.


  1. Download the latest version of eBIRForm on the BIR website


How can we help you?


Tax compliance using the eBIRForms is easy if you know how to complete the details of each tax return based on your transactions. Still, if you think you’re not one hundred percent sure about your filing, we can help you with this task.


For inquiries on how we can help you with your tax compliance, just email us at

About Divina Joy Ayungo-Martinez, CPA

Divina Joy Ayungo-Martinez, has 10 years of accumulated working experience with a vigorous background in general accounting, financial statements and management reports preparation. In 2014, she started her service-based business to help various small businesses here in the Philippines with their business registration, accounting, and tax compliance needs. Throughout her journey, she dealt with clients in a variety of industries including startups, small and medium-sized enterprises, manufacturing, and trading by providing tailored business solutions for their company needs. Divina wakes up each morning to serve businesses with their non-core business processes to help them stick to the things they are really passionate at.