Bloggers, filmmakers earning from digital ads required to register – BIR

Published June 18, 2020, 12:00 AM

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By Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has released the list of online merchants required to register with the agency as it ordered it’s more than 120 revenue district officers (RDOs) nationwide to release the certificate of registration of digital sellers of goods and services in a day or two upon the submission of the application.

The BIR estimated six million big, medium, and minimal digital merchants operating in the country.

BIR Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa identified the following digital merchants which are required to register:

1. e-Commerce platform providers

2. Internet retailers of consumer goods

3. Digital service, membership and subscription

4. Digital transaction through the use electronic platforms and media

5. Online blogging, film makers earning from advertising gained from their online channels

6. Ride-hailing services for food, transportation, delivery, or merchandise.

Under Revenue Memorandum Order No. 30-2020, signed by Guballa, it states that “submission of the application, payment and release of the papers shall be done at the same counter reserved for senior citizens and persons with disabilities.”

The registration fee is ₱500, plus ₱30 for documentary stamp tax.

Guballa clarified that only those earning more than ₱250,000 annually will be required to pay income tax.