Filing eBIRForms tax returns thru e-mail accounts discontinued


Who among you files tax return thru e-mail as an alternative mode because either you cannot log-in to the eBIRForms system or the eBIRForms package is not working?

Well, bad news for you! Starting August 1, 2015, e-mail submission of tax returns shall no longer be allowed by the BIR to avoid numerous invalid format of BIR Tax Returns were attached by the taxpayers, including e-mails with no attachments. For sure, there are a lot of users filing using the said alternative mode.

Taxpayers will receive the following e-mail message if they continue using the eBlRForms e-mail accounts in submitting their tax returns:

“This tax return submission channel is now unavailable and your submitted tax return will be disregarded. Please download the eBlRForms Package v.5 and follow the procedures per RMC No. 31-2015 to submit your tax returns.”


The solution is in fact in the same messages – use the eBIRForms Package v5. Click here to download.

With this update, taxpayers face again another struggle, but hopefully get used to the system and everything goes well moving forward. And the question is whether are there any bugs remain unaddressed from the previous version that will prevent taxpayers from successfully submitting returns?

There are complaints brought to the social media, but some find it easy to use. We’ll see about that in the coming days when majority of the covered taxpayers file their returns. 🙂

Click this link to download the memo.

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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.

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