By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) instructed today (June 18) it’s more than 120 revenue district officers (RDOs) nationwide to release the certificate of registration of online sellers of goods and services in a day or two upon the submission of the application.
Revenue Memorandum Order No. 30-2020 signed by BIR Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa stated 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 P500, plus P30 for documentary stamp tax.
The estimated six million big, medium and minimal digital merchants operating in the country are all required to register.
Guballa identified in the memorandum the online sellers as e-commerce platform providers; Internet retail of consumer goods; digital service, membership and subscription.
Digital transactions through the use electronic platforms and media, performing artist such as online blogging, film makers earning from advertising gained from their online channels and ride-hailing services for food, transportation, delivery or merchandise.
Guballa said only those earning more than P250,000 will be subject to pay income tax.