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.
- 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.
- 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:
- First: Your TIN
- Second: Your RDO
- Third: Your Name
- PART II: Tick Letter E: Change in Registered Address
- 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.
- Field 5: Write and sign. For the title, you may place your official title or just “Taxpayer”
- 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!
Do you want us to help you with business registration?
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