On April 3, 2012, the Bureau of Internal Revenue issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 15-2012 prescribing additional guidelines in the filing, receiving and processing of taxable year 2011 Income Tax Returns (lTRs) and their attachments prescribed under Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 19-2011.
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The Circular is issued to provide additional guidelines in the filing, receiving and processing of 2011 lTRs (BIR Form Nos. 1700, 1701 and 1702) prescribed under RR No. 19-2011, as well as define policies for the filing of lTRs and all the prescribed attachments thereto, for taxpayers who are mandated to use the eFPS facility, particularly the Large Taxpayers (LTs) under the jurisdiction of the Large Taxpayers Service and other eFPS users (e.g. Top 20,000 Corporations, Top 5,000 Individuals, Government bidders, etc.) until the BIR Forms November 2011 ENCS versions are made available in the Bureau’s eFPS facility.
Only the above-described enhanced BIR Forms shall be used by taxpayers in filing their lTRs covering and starting with calendar year 2011 which are due for filing on or before April 16, 2012, and as well as the lTRs of juridical entities starting with those covered under ending January 31, 2012.
> BIR Form 1701 – Annual Income Tax Return For Self-Employed Individuals, Estates and Trusts (Including those with both Business and Compensation Income)
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In case the taxpayer needs additional rows/lines in accomplishing the “Schedule/s” provided in the BIR Form, a separate sheet will have to be attached to the form using the format in the pertinent schedule/s, as indicated in the header portion/s of the applicable schedule/s of the ITR. The phrase “Additional Sheet Attached” shall be indicated on the last line of the pertinent part(s)/schedule(s) on the face of the ITR.
The duly filled-up lTRs and additional sheet/s, if any, shall be submitted as follows:
- FOR NON-EFPS TAXPAYERS, the duly accomplished lTRs shall be printed in legal size bond paper, landscape orientation/layout, signed by the taxpayer/authorized officers/representatives and filed manually with the duly designated Authorized Agent Bank (AAB)/Revenue District Office (RDO)/Revenue Collection Officers (RCO), as the case may be.
- FOR EFPS TAXPAYERS, the duly accomplished lTRs shall be filed using the following:
The email address of the taxpayer registered in the eFPS facility shall be used in submitting the ITR, and additional sheet/s, if any, to the BIR email facility. Such forms submitted by the taxpayers using their registered email address are electronic documents which are electronically signed, and are thus documents filed by the taxpayer as their ITR.
For eFPS taxpayers, the accompanying schedules and attachments (i.e Financial Statements, Statement of Management Responsibility, BIR Form 2307, etc.) may still be filed with the concerned LT office/RDO where they are registered within fifteen (15) days after the manual filing of the return. Together with the said schedule/s and attachments, the taxpayers shall also submit the duly accomplished signed hardcopy of the ITR interactive form attached when making their initial filing. For purpose of determining when returns are filed, it shall be when the initial efiling was duly accomplished.
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