Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Complete Guide to Income Tax Filing and Payment for Freelancers and Business Owners

Income earners in the Philippines are required to pay income taxes to the government. Taxes provide funds for the government to finance its projects and programs.

There are different taxes that every employed Filipino is required to file and pay. Of course, some income-earners need not file or pay their income tax.


The preparation of the income tax form is confusing, especially for first-time filers. You need to be familiar with some technical terms for you to fill out the form correctly.


Now, we may breathe a sigh of relief because BIR is going digital. Thanks to the Electronic BIR Forms (eBIRForms), which is downloadable on the BIR website, we can prepare our tax returns via the new application.


The eBIRForms allows the encoding of the taxpayer’s data directly to the BIR system, which automatically computes the tax dues and validates all the information before you can print the tax forms.


This new process is a convenient and advanced alternative that does away with the manual process of preparing the tax returns on pre-printed forms that are prone to error. 

So, how do we use the eBIRForms? 

Here is the step-by-step guide in accomplishing the income tax form using the eBIRForms package.  Click to Tweet.



1. Download the eBIR Forms Offline Package Version7.6.


Ø Go to;


Ø In the Home page, click the "eBIR Forms" button to download the Offline eBIRForms Package v7.6 and follow the instruction;

Ø Go to your DOWNLOAD folder and install the program on your computer.


2. Access the eBIR Forms Offline Package on your computer and fill out your desired Tax Form.


Ø Go to your desktop and click this icon;


Ø Fill-out all the required data;

Ø Select the desired BIR Form and hit the FILL-UP icon;


Ø Click “OK”;


Ø Fill out the Form;


Ø Check all the data and if correct, click “VALIDATE”


Note: You should get this message if the data is correct: VALIDATION SUCCESSFUL;


Ø Click “SAVE”;


Ø To print, click File > Print Preview >Print;


Ø To save the form to your desktop/cannot print at the moment, click FILE > PRINT > CANCEL PRINT and follow the instruction.


3. Bring the Accomplished Form to the Authorized BIR Collecting Bank and Pay the corresponding tax due.


4. Submit a copy of the bank’s duly validated Income Tax Form to the nearest BIR Office and keep another copy for your file.


Final Thoughts


Using the eBIR Forms is easy. You need to remember just four steps: DOWNLOAD, FILL-OUT, PAY, and SUBMITClick to Tweet.


If you want to get help in filing your income tax, please get in touch with me through any of my social media accounts or direct message me on my mobile phone. I would be glad to help you.


Do you have helpful tips in paying your income taxes promptly? Please share them in the comment section below. I am sure a lot of us will be glad to know more tips in filing BIR taxes.



  1. As a self-employed individual, this guide is definitely helpful and it's important that if you're a freelancer then you need to pay taxes as well. When filling out the forms along with the required documents, it is important to already have them fully ready when visiting the BIR office because a BIR representative will provide you with a date in which you have to come back and receive your CoR.

  2. This was a really interesting and helpful read - thanks for sharing all of this!

  3. These are great tips on helping other Filipinos who are free lancers file their taxes properly in the Philippines or really anywhere. (Though I know you focused on the Filipino websites) I am sure it can be really easy to mess up will all the 100s of gigs a person can come up with to earn an income!

  4. Income tax filing is a task in itself. Thankfully everything has become online these days. I liked the you have given a detailed explanation as to how to fill out the form. It will be very beneficial for income earners in Philippines.

  5. This is a useful guide, especially for those who are in the space that could use it. Thanks for taking the time to make this.

  6. I have been looking for something like this being a business owner. Thank you this is very helpful.

  7. A lot of this information is pretty new to me, but I did learn a couple of things about tax filing. Thanks for the information.


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