BIR or the Bureau of Internal Revenue extended the deadline for filing of Income Tax Returns or ITR to June 15, 2015. However, the extension only applies to the electronic filing but the deadline for manual filing remains April 15, says Kim Henares.

In an interview, BIR commissioner Kim Henares said that the April 15 deadline for the manual filing for “No Payment” ITRs will still be in affect, but the bureau will allow its electronic filing to be done until June 15. This only applies to those who will file “No Payment” returns so that the bureau can concentrate on returns with payments.


BIR extends the filing of income tax return electronically until June 15, 2015.

The BIR in its Memorandum Circular 18-2015 stated that “In order to concentrate on returns with payments, “No Payment” returns may be filed manually on or before April 15, 2015 with the Revenue District Office where they are registered”. It further stated that “No Payment” Returns filed manually shall be re-filed electronically on or before June 15, 2015.

Penalties imposed under RR No. 5-2015 on filing using a method different from the official one shall be waived provided the ITRs have been re-submitted electronically in the BIR’s systems on or before June 15, 2015.

Meanwhile, taxpayers who are newly enrolled to the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) and whose registration with authorized agent banks (AABs) has not been completed should electronically file their returns and manually pay through the AABs/Revenue Collection Officers not later than April 15, 2015 following existing procedures.

The memo noted that it takes more than a month for the banks to activate the registration in ePayment.

Taxpayers should complete their ePayment registration and must comply with eFile and ePay on all succeeding returns not later than June 15, 2015. If ePayment registration has not been completed by June 15, relevant penalties pursuant to RR No. 5-2015 will apply, the memo read.


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