BIR to allow taxpayers to file ‘anywhere’

Published April 2, 2021, 11:39 AM

by Chino S. Leyco

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has allowed the filing of tax returns and the payment of taxes falling within the period of March 22 to April 30 this year to be filed anywhere, even outside the jurisdiction of the Revenue District Office (RDO) where the taxpayer is registered. 

In Revenue Memorandum Circular  (RMC) No. 41-2021 signed by BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, the BIR said this flexibility given to taxpayers aims to provide them relief in relation to the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III (Photo credit:

“This will make it easier for taxpayers to do their civic duty of paying their taxes and helping the government generate more funds for COVID-19 response and other priority programs amid the fresh surge in coronavirus infections,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said.

The BIR also encouraged taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically through the eBIR Forms Facility and pay their taxes through the bureau’s authorized digital payment channels. 

Taxpayers were previously required to file and pay their tax returns only in the Revenue District Office they were registered.