MANILA, Philippines — Registering a new business can be done by any Filipino in the comfort of their homes or offices in any province in the country by March 1 this year, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) reported Sunday.
Director Linda O. Boniao of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of Northern Mindanao during an episode of “Ang Rehiyon Karon (ARK)” radio program over DXIM Radyo Ng Bayan announced the on-line registration of business names with the DTI.
In fact, Boniao said online registration for a business with the DTI, tax identification number with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), Pag-Ibig and PhilHealth can be done in one sitting for anyone who has access to computers.
She said that this is now possible under the automated Philippine Business Registry System (PRBS). Launching was done last January 27, but initial coverage was limited to Metro Manila.
In Northern Mindanao, test run was done this week, Director Boniao shared.
Meanwhile, ARK is a program of the Regional Development Council (RDC)-Region 10’s Communication Advocacy Program Task Force (CAP TF) that talks about Northern Mindanao’s development and takes a regular one-hour airing from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every last Friday of the month, with the PIA as regular host.
Following will be a five-step guide on how owners of new businesses can use the system.
First, an applicant must create a Philippine Business Registry (PBR) user's account at www.business.gov.ph.
Second: Log-in and fill out the PBR online application form.
Third: Applicant's (Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is required to proceed with the PBR number (PBN) which is based on the TIN. If there is an existing TIN, PBR will validate against records. If there's no TIN yet, PBR will generate one for the client.
Fourth: Pay for Business Name (BN) application fee through GCash. Submit application for employer's registration number (ERN) to SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-Ibig. ERN from SSS, Pag-ibig, and PhilHealth are then generated and reflected on the owners PBR account dashboard.
Fifth and last stage: Applicant may now proceed to the said agencies to get certificate of employer's ID. Just present the PBR account dashboard. (Philippine Information Agency Region 10)