How to Transfer Your RDO Using BIR Form 1905

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to resign from your job and go full time into your profession. Whether you’re going to become a freelancer, a licensed professional, or a small business owner, you’re now your own boss! Now to make sure that things are on the up and up, the first thing you’ll have to do is transfer your RDO – from the RDO of your employer to YOUR RDO. Fortunately, the process is easy and quite painless by using the BIR Form 1905.

  1. Find out in which RDO your TIN is now. Most likely, your employer moved your TIN to their RDO. To confirm, you can call the BIR Contact Center at 981-7003, 981-7020, 981-7040, or 981-7046. If they can’t help you, you may have to go to the RDO and inquire. It’s fairly quick though and they can look up in which RDO your TIN is in.
  2. Fill out the BIR Form 1905. You can get a copy here but we do recommend that you check the BIR website to see if there’s an updated copy. Here’s what you place in the fields:
    1. First: Your TIN
    2. Second: Your RDO
    3. Third: Your Name
    4. PART II: Tick Letter E: Change in Registered Address
    5. Field 4E: Chances are, you’re moving to another RDO. If you are, tick the box that says “Transfer of Home RDO,” then place the From RDO and the To RDO (the RDO of your new address). Afterwards, write your new address (most likely your home address if you’re a home-based freelancer), your Zip Code, and Telephone Number. If you are transferring within the same RDO but a different address, then tick the box that says “Transfer within Same RDO”. Write your address, zip code, and telephone number.
    6. Field 5: Write and sign. For the title, you may place your official title or just “Taxpayer”
  3. Bring the BIR Form 1905 to your OLD RDO. In around 1 week, processing should be done and your TIN should now be registered in your new RDO.

This is just the first step in legitimizing your new business. After this, you’ll fill out your Form 1901, get some books stamped, and finally get your COR. And you’re off!

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50 Replies to “How to Transfer Your RDO Using BIR Form 1905”

  1. Hi sir,paano po ba mg transfer ng old RDO 112 to RDO 113 ppunta po ako ngayon sa BIR tagum to say transfer my old to new RDO galing po ako kahapon sa BIR davao punta ako tagum city to transfer how po sir?

  2. Kindly give me email adress of Maam Ma.Delacruz? were I can EMAIL my 1905 Transfer from Rdo41 to Rdo15..I fax ko po sna pero ang sabe email n lng daw po…kc wala fax machine. THANK YOU…

    1. Hi Rachelle, we don’t have that information. Also, just to be sure we’re on the same page, we are not the BIR. πŸ™‚ It may be better to call the BIR contact center for this concern at 981-7003, 981-7020, 981-7040, or 981-7046.

  3. Hi EJ! Is the 1905 also the same form to use to change name? Say from single to married name? Is it also required to change everything like passport, prc id, license to that new name? Thank you!

          1. I mean if i change to my married name does it follow that i need to change my prc id as well? So that registered TIN name is same as license name? Or i can have my maiden name on my ids? Thank you!

  4. Good morning. My employer is in mandaluyong as well as my rdo. I have a new business in qc. Do i need to transfer my rdo to qc? I am not resigning with my employer. I am using just one tin for my business and as employee.

  5. Hello, Sir EJ. Pwede ba employer yung mgdadala nung form ng resigning employee sa BIR? o yung employee mismo dapat pupunta dun?

    1. Another person can file your 1905 for you. As long as you give them special power of attorney. Most likely your employer, however, won’t be able to do that — you’ll likely have to do it yourself.

  6. what are the requirements needed for changing of RDO besides filling up form 1905? do we need to bring anything? thank you!

    1. When I submitted my 1905, I didn’t really bring anything else. Just that! To be sure though, best to bring a government issued photo ID at least. Oh, also bring P500 for the processing fee. πŸ™‚

  7. hi can you process the transfer while you’re still rendering or you’ll have to wait until you’re officially unemployed from ur prev company before you start the transfer process? thanks!

    1. Hi Maricel, if the company you worked for before closed and you moved to another company, you will have to file your income tax yourself. Only those who were with one company within the year can get substituted filing. Hope I was able to answer your concern!

  8. Good day. I have a new employer today. I was told to transfer my tin from my old rdo to their rdo. Is it my job or is it theirs? Thanks

    1. Yours. No one else can change that information since it’s YOUR TIN. Now some companies may have a runner who can help but, ultimately, it would be your responsibility. πŸ™‚

  9. Good morning sir, ask ko lang kc yung sa anak ko is nag end of contract na po sya last year pa.. At nung kkunin nya na back pay nya, need daw po ng tin id. (Since ung employer nya po ang nag apply ng tin pero wla po narelease na i.d sa kanya) then nung nagpunta nman po sya ng BIR dun din po nakita na mali ung last name nya. So nag file nman po sya ng 1905 (change in trade name) at nung kkuha na po ulit ng i.d sabi ng BIR na need nya magtransfer ng rdo from 039 to rdo 036. At kailangan nya pa mag fax, contact sa old rdo. At bnigyan nnman sya ng form 1905 (change in registered address). Paano po ba talaga ang gagawin? Parang pinagpapasahan na kasi eh..

    1. Hi Irene, your child’s employer is most likely in RDO 039. So when they registered for your daughter/son, they likely registered in their own RDO. Now that your child is dealing directly with the BIR and updating her records, she first has to change the RDO to HER RDO (not her company’s). In this case this is RDO 036. Once that’s done, then she can request for all the changes she needs. All of this passing people around is an unfortunately consequence of the RDO being decentralized.
      If your child is registered and s/he needs to file her/his returns, s/he may want to try out Taxumo. It works NATIONWIDE, regardless of RDO so s/he can file her/his returns from anywhere. πŸ™‚

  10. sir possible poh b process ng change of residence add from RDO 038 to RDO 001 through email lang poh,..d poh kc aq mkakapunta ng manila dto n poh aq nka base s ilocos,..and penge n dn poh email add kung possible. tnxs

  11. Hi! Thanks for the useful info. Ask ko lang po if same process po ito in changing the name on their system? Apparently all my BIR papers (1902, previous 1905s, 2305 and 2316) have the correct spelling of my name however when they checked my name via my TIN on their system, the spelling of my name is wrong.

  12. Hi sir, how can I request to transfer my RDO code since nka address pa yung RDO ko sa Pasay pa and now I find it hard dahil dito na ako sa Province nagtatrabaho. Hopefully matulungan niyo po ako for the email address ng Pasay BIR po. Thank you!

  13. Hi Sir,

    I’m currently employed but planning to start a business at the same time. After the transfer of RDO, what is the process for updating the status in the new RDO? Also, would transferring of my RDO have any effect on the filing of ITR by my current employer?

  14. Hello sir! Wat if po ang old RDO q is from manila and im from cebu! Then im advised po na e fax ask q po wer can i get my new 1905 form na transfered na and at the same time may stamped na

    1. The BIR will only provide a stamped 1905 form once they accept and process your form. If you want, we may be able to help you by filing your 1905 for you. We’re piloting a new service to help taxpayers with that. If you’re interested, email us at bizreg@taxumo.com and we can send you the details.

  15. Hi Sir.

    I am currently employed and planning on pursuing a business at the same time. Upon checking, I need to transfer from my employer’s RDO to the RDO near my residence. If I transfer to another RDO, will there be any effect on the part of my current employer when filing my ITR? Also, what is the process when updating status to the new RDO?

    1. There won’t be any impact. They can still file for you. However, if you need to update any information (such as new dependents), your employer can’t do that for you anymore. You’ll have to do it yourself. πŸ™‚

    1. You mean po kung wala yung taxpayer sa Philippines or, at least, near their RDO? You can have someone else file it on your behalf, if you wish. We’re trying out a service right now for that. Send us a note at [bizreg@taxumo.com] and we can help you with the RDO change. πŸ™‚

  16. Hello, ask lang po when ang deadline ng filing ng 1901? Sa RDO 54A po sya trece martires cavite. Sabi ng iba nung march 31 pa. Sabi naman ng accounting on april 30? πŸ€”

  17. So sir kung ang rdo nasa visayas(cebu) at ipapalipat sa luzon(pangasinan) pupunta pa rin ba sa visayas para sa Old RDO??

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