The Social Security System (SSS) has added employer registration and submission of the initial list of employees transactions in the state-initiated Central Business Portal (CBP).
CBP aims to promote effective service delivery and transparency in the government by streamlining the registration of a business, renewal permits, and other related activities through online transactions.
“As one of the agencies involved in business registration, we welcome this government initiative since this will provide entrepreneurs a one-stop online shop where they can conveniently apply and submit business documentary requirements,” SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio said.
Other agencies involved in the CBP are the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Securities and Exchange Commissions, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG).
Covered by the Phase 1 of the CBP were one-person corporations and corporations with five employees or less that need to generate their respective Tax Identification Number (TIN) electronically from the BIR and Employee Registration Numbers from the SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG.
Ignacio said the portal also offered a Unified Employee Reporting Module for SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG as a feature.
“It means employers do not have to access separate websites just to fill out application forms from each government agency. The CBP system combines the application forms of these agencies from one-time data capture of employers’ information,” Ignacio said.
“With the availability of CBP, we are looking forward for a better online service among business owners as we are gear towards easier, faster, safer, and more convenient transactions through our ExpreSSS Services,” she noted.
ExpreSSS is the digital services program of the SSS that aims to provide members with more convenient means for registration, filing of benefit and loan applications, and other transactions.