BIR extends use of official receipts, eases reporting via email

By Francis Allan L. Angelo

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Romeo D. Lumagui Jr. has announced that taxpayers can continue using their remaining Official Receipts until fully consumed, beyond the original deadline of December 31, 2024.

Additionally, the BIR now allows the submission of Inventory Reports and Notices via email, in line with the transition provisions of Revenue Regulation No. 7-2024.

These updates, stipulated under Revenue Regulation No. 11-2024 and Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 66-2024, aim to facilitate a smoother transition to the Ease of Paying Taxes Act (EOPT), making compliance more convenient for taxpayers.

“All remaining Official Receipts can be used until fully consumed. Inventory reports and notices can be submitted through email. The BIR is committed to making the transition to EOPT as convenient to taxpayers as possible. Comments and suggestions on the different services provided by the BIR and its implementation of the EOPT are welcome,” Lumagui said in a press statement.

Since the enactment of EOPT, the BIR has diligently worked to align its regulations, systems, and processes with the new law. Part of these efforts included conducting EOPT roadshows in various locations, including Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, Koronadal, and Pangasinan.

During these events, high-ranking BIR officials personally provided updates and lectures on EOPT developments to thousands of attendees, which underscored the initiative’s success.

“The thousands in attendance reveal that the initial set of EOPT roadshows were a huge success. Taxpayers, practitioners, and businessmen flocked to the roadshows so they can get EOPT updates directly from the highest officials of the BIR,” Lumagui said.

The BIR plans to continue these educational roadshows in the coming weeks to further educate taxpayers about the EOPT, demonstrating the agency’s commitment to ensuring a smooth and informed transition to the new system.