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How to Register with the BIR eFPS (eFiling

and Payment System)

July 21, 2015 By Ethel Jayne Perez - Benitez 33 Comments


In line with the government’s policy of providing fast and convenient manner of transacting
with government offices, the BIR being one of the government agencies with a very
important role in nation building, conceptualized and introduced eFPS (eFiling and Payment
System) in 2001 to make the filing of tax returns and payment of taxes convenient for
taxpayers through a much faster processing and immediate confirmation of tax returns filed
and paid.

With the eFPS, taxpayers can avail of a paperless tax filing experience and can also pay their
taxes online through the convenience of internet-banking service via debit facility from their
enrolled bank account. In addition, since eFPS is available on the internet, taxpayers can file
and pay their taxes anytime and anywhere, at their own convenience, as long as they are
using a computer with secured and stable internet connection.
eFPS is available to all taxpayers with e-mail account and internet access who are registered
in the BIR Integrated Tax System (ITS). Taxpayers who would like to avail of the eFPS shall
register in accordance with the provisions of the applicable regulations, circulars and orders.

The following enrollment procedures shall be observed by all qualified taxpayers:

A. Enrollment of New Accounts

1. Access the BIR eFPS Login Screen. The following are the two (2) ways to access the
Login Screen:

a. From BIR website:

You can click the eFPS logo to visit the BIR’s eFPS page.

b. Direct to eFPS Login Screen by accessing

The eFPS login page.

2. Select “Enroll to eFPS” to proceed to the Enrollment Form Screen.

The eFPS Login Screen.

3. The eFPS enrollment form has three (3) parts:

3.1. In the Taxpayer Details part, the enrollee must supply his profile information such as:

1. Selecting if the taxpayer is an individual or a Corporate user

2. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)

3. The Registered Name of Taxpayer (for Corporations only)

4. Last Name, First Name and Middle Name of the authorized user

5. Date of birth (in mm/dd/yyyy format)

• For Corporate users: Date of Incorporation

• For Individual users: Taxpayer’s Date of Birth
6. Registered address of the Taxpayer

• The Region (to be selected form the drop-down list)

• Province (to be selected form the drop-down list)
• City or Municipality (to be selected form the drop-down list)
• House / Building No.
• Street Name

7. Contact Number

8. Reason for e-Filing (to be selected form the drop-down list)

eFPS Enrollment Form – Taxpayer’s details.

9. Click NEXT to continue.

3.2. The second part of the enrollment form is the Account Details wherein the user is
required to supply the following information:
1. The desired username (one word, should be at least 8 characters)

2. The desired password (8 to 15 characters)

3. Challenge Question

4. Answer to the challenge question (no special characters)

(NOTE: Username, Password, and Answer to Challenge Question are case-sensitive and
use of special characters is not allowed.)

eFPS Enrollment Form step 2 – Account Details

It is necessary to indicate a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS where the system will send the
VERIFICATION CODE to be supplied in the next portion.
A prompt that the eFPS Verification Code was sent to your email.

Sample verification code sent in an email for completing eFPS enrollment.

3.3. In the Verification portion of the Enrollment Form, supply the EMAIL VERIFICATION
CODE as stated in the e-mail. Then, input the CAPTCHA CODE and click on “SUBMIT”.
eFPS email verification code sample.

4. If the message box below appears, it means that your TIN is not yet pre-loaded in the
eFPS Registration database. Pre-loading of TIN is one of the pre-requisites in the eFPS
availment. You must coordinate with your RDO by submitting a Letter of Intent. Once done,
you may fill-up the enrollment form again.

A message from eFPS webpage

5. If you have submitted the Enrollment Form successfully, a subscreen with the
following message will pop-up “Record accepted. BIR will be processing your
enrollment. Please wait for email notification status.”

A prompt in eFPS that the record is accepted, and BIR will be processing the eFPS

6. Print the email notification status from the BIR.

BIR Email Notification with the message that the eFPS enrollment is under investigation.

7. Submit all the necessary documents to the respective RDO having the jurisdiction for
account activation.
8. Receive an e-mail notification (within 3 to 10 working days) from LTAS/RDO-TASS
indicating the status of application.

BIR Email Notification with the message that the eFPS enrollment is activated.

9. When account is activated, taxpayer may start filing tax returns. In addition, eFPS
enrolled taxpayer is required to maintain an online banking facility with any authorized agent
bank (AAB) where he intends to pay through the bank debit system.

B. Enrollment of Additional Users for Existing Corporate Accounts

For Corporate taxpayers, enrollment of a maximum of three (3) usernames associated to a

single TIN and Branch Code combination is allowed. The following steps need to be carried

1. The primary user shall access the BIR eFPS Login Screen. Refer to Scenario A Step 1.

2. Enter the following data in the TIN, Username and Password field as defined during
the enrollment process.
The data
required in the eFPS Login

3. Click on the “LOGIN” button.

4. Enter the answer to the challenge question. Then click “SUBMIT” button.
Sample of the eFPS Challenge Question

5. Click on “Enroll More Users” at the bottom of the screen.

The button “enroll more users” at the bottom of eFPS user menu.

6. The online Enrollment Form screen will now be displayed. Take note that the field for
the TIN and the Registered Name of Taxpayer are already pre-filled. The additional user may
now fill-up the enrollment form in accordance with the same procedures provided for in
Number 3 of Scenario 1.

7. After “SUBMIT”, you may either proceed or cancel your enrollment. If you click on
button, the focus will stay on Step 3 – Verification screen.
The eFPS verification screen

If you click on the “YES” button, a message box will appear on the screen informing you
that your enrollment has been received for processing. Click “OK” to proceed. User is then
returned to the User Menu.

If you have already reached the maximum number of enrollees, the Enrollment Form will not
be accepted.

8. Submit the necessary documents to the respective RDO.

9. Wait for an email notification.

What are the requirements to enroll in BIR eFPS?

1. A computer with a secure and stable internet connection.

2. An internet browser installed such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 or higher,
Mozilla Firefox version 2 or higher, or Netscape Navigator version 6 or higher.
3. Valid email address.
4. Taxpayer must be registered with the BIR Integrated Tax System.
5. For juridical entities or artificial persons, enrollment shall be made by the officers
required by law to file returns. Thus, for domestic corporations, submit a Board
Resolution authorizing any two (2) officers designated to file the return under Section
52 (A) of the Tax Code (president or other principal officer and Treasurer or Asst.
Treasurer of the Corporation; the managing partner of the Partnership; managing head
for Joint Venture; and the country manager for resident foreign corporation) who shall
enroll for the system usage to the Large Taxpayer Assistance Service Section /
Revenue District Office – Taxpayer Assistance Service Section (LTAS/RDO-TASS)
6. Letter of intent to enroll with eFPS and any accredited agent bank.
7. Photocopy of Valid IDs of authorized representative(s).
8. Printed email notification from the BIR.
9. Enrollment with any eFPS Authorized Agent Bank (eFPS-AAB) for use of their e-
payment system, in accordance with the bank’s procedures.

Can a taxpayer enroll more than once?

NO. Enrollment is done only once per company. However, once the initial user is activated,
he/she may enroll additional users following the procedures in Scenario B.

For corporate taxpayers, enrollment of a maximum of three (3) usernames associated to a

single TIN and Branch Code combination is allowed. For individual taxpayers, only one (1)
username is allowed to a single TIN and Branch Code.

What to do when eFPS user forgets password and other necessary


In case taxpayer forgets necessary information such as the Username, Password, and Answer
to Challenge Question, the following procedures must be undertaken:

1. Submit written request to BIR for re-enrollment in case taxpayer forgets the necessary
information or there is a change in the corporate authorized signatory (RMO 5-2002).
2. Receive communication by e-mail from LTAS/RDO-TASS that their request for re-
enrollment has been approved.
3. Perform the procedures in Scenario A, after approval of the re-enrollment request, if
the reason for re-enrollment is the change in the corporate authorized signatory.
4. Receive an e-mail notification (within 3 to 10 working days) from LTAS/RDO-TASS
indicating the status of their application.

What are the possible reasons / grounds for the rejection of the enrollment?

There may be several reasons / grounds for the rejection of enrollment, these include, but not
limited to the following:

1. Upon investigation, taxpayer was found to be bogus;

2. E-mail address does not exist; and
3. Persons enrolled is not authorized by President of the Corporation / Head Office.
Is the eFPS user allowed to change password?

Yes, eFPS user is encouraged to change the user password regularly for security purposes
using the Change User Info facility.

The “Change User Info” button in eFPS User menu.

For more information about eFiling of taxes in the Philippines, please read my article “How
to file tax returns online in the Philippines.”

Disclaimer: This article/guide is for general information use only and doesn’t constitute
professional advice. Moreover, new and subsequent laws and tax rules may render whole or
part of this article obsolete. If you see any errors, please contact us to correct them. For
more information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page of BIR’s eFPS or
visit the nearest RDO in your area.
Ethel Jayne Perez is a CPA in public practice, a tax consultant and a former CPA Review
Instructor. She is an alumna of the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College.

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1. Waray waray says

January 15, 2016 at 3:42 am

Hi Ma’am can i ask if a newly pass CPA can practice public accounting?


o Danica says

February 1, 2017 at 1:19 am

No not yet until that CPA had acquired MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE in

public practice for 3 years. I think 2 years as a Junior auditor and 1 year as a
Senior Auditor. Try to search it in google for further details :))


2. Eliseo Cruz Lavapie says

February 18, 2016 at 11:27 am

good evening sir/madam, i’m trying to enroll on eFPS but to no avail.could you please
help me on this since i have to file on or before the 20TH of this my income tax
according to the BIR employee and what have been discuss on the seminar.yhanks
and more power


o Ethel Jayne Perez says

February 28, 2017 at 7:22 am

Hi Eliseo,

Please be informed that not all taxpayers are mandated to enroll and use the
eFPS facility. If you are a newly-registered taxpayer, you may opt to use
offline eBIRForms package. Kindly refer to this page

3. eric abasolo says

July 27, 2016 at 7:49 am

Good Afternoon Sir/Madam,

I want to ask, how to change the password in efps? because we forgot the password
and username as well. May we request to change of password?

Thank you so much for your help.

Eric Abasolo


4. Ferdinand R. Asis says

August 10, 2016 at 2:15 am

Good day.
Our agency TIN number/Branch code is does not exist in efps database, Can we
submit our Letter of Intent to RDO electronically?



o Angelie says

October 21, 2016 at 7:44 am

Good day Ma’am/Sir,

Im trying to enroll in EFPS but the TIN number/Branch code does not exist in
efps database, can I submit the Letter of Intent to RDO online?

 Gre Villanueva says

November 8, 2016 at 1:44 am

Hi Angelie,

Yes you have submit first Letter of Intent and Board Resolution to
your Specific RDO.
This would be your first registration to efps system tru the RDO. After
that, if they allow that your ,gonna move into next level, you may start
to register in efps.

Thank you


5. vivian gracev. dudas says

August 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

hi ma’am.. I tried to enroll in the efps and has been in step 3 so far. but everytime i
click submit the dialogue box say ” the user type is incorrect. what does this mean?


6. Sherryl Pagador says

September 19, 2016 at 5:03 am

Hi po . What are the contents po of the Board Resolution pertaining to this po .

Authorizing any two (2) officers designated to file the return under Section 52 (A) of
the Tax Code (president or other principal officer and Treasurer or Asst. Treasurer of
the Corporation; the managing partner of the Partnership; managing head for Joint
Venture; and the country manager for resident foreign corporation) who shall enroll
for the system usage to the Large Taxpayer Assistance Service Section / Revenue
District Office – Taxpayer Assistance Service Section (LTAS/RDO-TASS) Thank
You and Hoping for immediate response .


7. Jessa says

October 18, 2016 at 8:55 am

I tried to enroll to EFPS, but I can’t proceed to Step 2 account Details, It says here
that the TIN you entered does not exist, but all the Info in step 1 are correct. What
should I do?


o Gre Villanueva says

November 8, 2016 at 1:39 am

Hi Ms Jessa,

before you enroll to EFPS you must submit Letter of Intent and Board
Resolution to your RDO for your registration. If they allowed your letter that’s
the time you will register in EFPS. If it’s not working try to contact your Rdo
for assistance.

Thank you.


8. ronald boyles says

November 28, 2016 at 12:57 am

Hi! Good day M’m, I tried to enroll in eFPS, 1-3 steps are done but until now i
haven’t yet received the code to finalized my application. Can I enroll it over again
until I received the CODE?

Thanks and more powers.


9. Yen says

December 28, 2016 at 4:47 am

Hi,mam activated napo eFPS Namin .. What’s the next step ? We’re applying for BIR


10. John Anthony says

January 5, 2017 at 4:00 am

i am done with the step 3 but i coundt proceed beacuse the dialogue box says the user
type is incorret what should i do?


11. anna says

February 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

previous accoutant left company and i didnt know the id & password. how can i reset
this id & password?
And also i heard that if we didnt use efps after register, there is penalty 25% base on
off line paid amount. Is is true ?

o Ethel Jayne Perez says

February 28, 2017 at 7:33 am

Please ask assistance from BIR IT personnel for the retrieval of account
details, you need to gain access with the associated email address.

Further, please take note that non-usage of eFPS after your registration
constitutes failure to file tax returns, and shall be subject to penalties. In
addition to that, filing a tax return in a manner not in compliance with existing
regulations tantamount to wrong venue filing subject to civil penalty of 25%
of the tax due.


12. Jen Libay says

February 18, 2017 at 11:01 am

Hi po. Id like to ask if i can change the “reason of eFiling” from “large taxpayer” to
“bidder” because our purpose is to get a tax clearance for bidding that is why we
enroll to efps. My status now is for verification. tnx..


13. Angie says

February 20, 2017 at 8:16 am

I submit my requirements for efps last january 25 2017.until now i cannot proceed to
enrollment of efps because it always say’s that my TIN are not in the data base.what
should I do?thanks!

o Ethel Jayne Perez says

February 28, 2017 at 7:18 am

Hi Angie,

Please verify with your RDO if your TIN is already uploaded in the eFPS
database before you proceed with online enrollment.


14. Laarni says

March 16, 2017 at 1:33 pm

Hi ma’am, thanks for your guide, so helpful but for some reason I cant proceed to step
2. I’m trying to enroll to eFPS as corporate. what will be the category i should use
under “Reason for eFiling”? I need to successfully file online for “no transaction”
return, else we’ll pay another penalty for this month. I’m lost. Your help will be
greatly appreciated. Thank you


15. Loquinario,Evangeline says

March 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm

Hi,mam good day .Ask q lang po,Dapat bo mgenroll first sa bank before
magregistered sa EFPS,kasi ngenroll-naapproved po ako sa Efps(Oct.10,2016)at
naapproved yung application namin sa bank na mguse ng Efps is (Jan 2017) pa
mam.My problem po is makakapenalty ba ako pg hindi ko ginamit yung efps agad
since matagal na approved yung application namin sa bank dahil sa requirements ng
bank.Hope you could help me with this matter mam.Huhuhu so confused po talaga sa
pag iisip nitu.

16. Merlo T Ferrer says

April 7, 2017 at 1:55 am

Hi Mam Ethel,

Doon sa enrollement sa eFPS, tanong ko lang kung anong appropriate selection sa

“Reason for eFiling”. I have recently registered my “Residential Apartment for
Leasing”, as an owner, this February 2017. I am not sure what is the appropriate
selection. I haven’t had the chance to visit my RDO to clarify.

Appreciate your assistance.


17. Lois says

April 26, 2017 at 8:43 am

Hi, we are a foreign supplier that registered with PHILGEPS. May I know is foreign
supplier can register with EFPS system? We do have tax clearance and TIN number.
But how about the oversea bank whether can be linked with EFPS?

Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you.


18. emmanueljr coronel says

July 18, 2017 at 1:47 pm

I’m trying to pay my tax via Gcash, it’s asking me for my RDO 5-digit code. My BIR
issued certificate of registration bears 007 040 (issued by RDO 040).
What should I encode ?

19. Flores says

July 25, 2017 at 3:22 am

Our company has diffeent branches which means different RDOs. Will i need to
register them all? I want pay online all of our branches.

Thank you


o Business Tips says

July 27, 2017 at 1:59 pm


Yes, all branches must be registered at their respective RDOs. You may check
the RDO of your head office, to confirm if you can consolidate your filing and
payment of taxes.


20. Kait Sharlene Solas says

July 31, 2017 at 10:15 am

Or you can do the easier way: Trust me it”s better than the efps…

21. Junel Galingana says

August 8, 2017 at 3:31 am

Hello po, tanong ko lang po sana kung papano gamitin ang eFPS para mag file ng
withholding tax, sabi po nila ito raw po ang gamitin namin para maka-iwas po kami sa
penalty. tax exempted po kasi kami.


22. Kevin Espiritu says

August 15, 2017 at 2:23 am

Hi Ma’am,

The BIR sent us collection notice due to not enrolling to EFPS after requiring us to
enroll. But according to the previous accountant, she already have enrolled and passed
the corresponding requirements to the BIR. However, she has not received any email
that our efps account is already activated. The only email she received is the status
that our account is “for investigation”. What is our best remedy to waive the penalties
they are imposing to us? Thanks.


o Business Tips says

August 25, 2017 at 8:54 am

Hi, to waive the penalties is up to the BIR. That is why it is always important
to follow up with the BIR with the requirements they are asking. For the
activation of efps, it’s always good to keep in touch with BIR to make sure
that you EFPS enrollment is complete.

23. Ruby P. Miñon says

August 18, 2017 at 3:28 am

Hi po…gusto ko komoha nang tax clearance…..anu ba requirements po? di po require

ang efps?


o Business Tips says

August 25, 2017 at 7:13 am

Hi. What’s the purpose of your tax clearance? Anyway, you can check the
requirements of tax clearance in this BIR Page for whatever purpose:


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