Offline eBIRForms Package v6.0 now Available


In June 2015, the Offline eBIRForms Package v5.0 was made available to the public/taxpayers fixing certain bugs on submission from the previous versions.  And now, a new version, v6.0 is out!

The Electronic BIR Forms (eBIRForms) was developed primarily to provide taxpayers with an alternative mode of preparing and filing tax returns that is easier and more convenient. The use of eBIRForms by taxpayers will improve the BIR’s tax return data capture and storage thereby enhancing efficiency and accuracy in the filing of tax returns. Taxpayers and tax agents can fill up tax returns offline and submit it to the BIR through the Online eBIRForms System.

Update: eBIRForms v6.1 now available in BIR website or Google Drive, click here!

Click Here for the Updated Filing Procedures

How to Submit Tax Returns?


  1. Accomplish the form using eBIRForms offline package
  2. Click the SUBMIT button to allow system to forward to BIR the completed Tax Return form.
  3. After clicking the SUBMIT button, User must choose which particular electronic BIR site to submit the completed Tax Return forms (eBIRForms or EFPS).
  4. Select (eBIRForms)
  5. You will be directed to the Log-in page of the system.
  6. Enter username and password.
  7. Click LOG-IN button.
  8. System will validate form being submitted to the system.
  9. System will direct you to form screen upon successful validation.
  10. Click CONTINUE button to go the FRN page.
  11. System will display FRN page.

Per Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 31-2015, if unsuccessful, click FINAL COPY button to use an alternative mode of electronic submission and an email confirmation will be received by the taxpayer. For those who are not yet enrolled to the eBIRForms System, it is required to fully and unconditionally agree to the Terms of Service Agreement.

Some More Tips

Page Setup for Forms (Internet Explorer):

  • Margin — Left: 0.146 inches; Right: 0.148 inches; Top: 0.14 inches; Bottom: 0.14 inches (Note: Or whatever minimum margin allowed by the IE)
  • Page Size: Folio or Legal
  • Header/Footer: All six (6) boxes should be set to “Empty”.

Page Setup – Annual Income Tax Return (forms 1700, 1701, 1702-RT, 1702-EX and 1702-MX):

  • Check the “Print Background Colors and Images” option
  • Uncheck the “Enable Shrink-to-fit” option
  • Set the Margin settings — Left – 0.166; Right – 0.166; Top – 0.166; Bottom – 0.166
  • All Header and Footer measurements must be set to ‘Empty’

Paper Size

  • A4 – for all Annual Income Tax Returns (1700, 1701, 1702RT, 1702EX and 1702MX)
  • Legal size or Folio size (8.5″ x 13″) – for the rest of the forms

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Orlando Calundan is a CPA who has exposures in FS audit of entities in various industries such as real estate, food/restaurants, manufacturing, service organizations and BPOs, automotive, holding/investment companies and more. He also has exposure on internal audit engagements.

    • Mark Villocillo

      Brad until now hindi ko pa rin alam kung ano port number.

    • Almy Limos

      hi! same problem with me, try downloading ebirforms package 5.0, it works for me

    • Michael Supay

      Me too, same problem I’ve experienced

  • aida cabillan

    please help me on how to ask confirmation receipt of no payment of form 1601c….

  • Noel

    I have the same problem ebir forms gives me a message i dont have an internet even though I have.. what should i do.? anyone?

  • maite martin

    Hi, I was trying to submit my 2551m form but it says i do not have internet connection. upon checking i have 10mbps connection and i’m not sure why it says i do not have connection. at first i was using the ver 5.3 (can’t remember) then when i read your post, i upgraded to V 6.0. still i cannot submit my form. it’s passed my due date and i’m sure i will get penalties out of this. is there another way i can submit my ebir form?
    thanks in advance.


    Sir bakit hindi po maidownload ang ebirform? salamat po.

  • MBA Cagayan

    good pm po.,
    sir bakit po ganun nadownload na po yung new version ng eBIRform pero pag ipripint na po yung form 1601-E ay hindi p[o maprint., panu po iyon??
    salamat po.,

  • Ben Garcia

    Good day. May workaround ba dun sa slow internet connection, overly restrictive firewall. nakaconfigure ko naman ung sa proxy pero ganyan ung error. kapag walang nakalagay dun sa proxy may nakalagay na no internet connection plus ung slow internet connection at overly restrictive firewall.

    eBIRForms ver. 6.3

    • Raguini Broker

      Sir nasolve nyo na po ba?

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