FAQs on BIR Streamlined Computerized Accounting System Registration

FAQs on BIR Streamlined Computerized Accounting System Registration

Good news for businesses!

In case you haven’t heard, last January 8, 2021, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) released Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 5 – 2021, which outlines streamlined and simplified policies on the application and registration of Computerized Accounting System (CAS).

This includes other Computerized Books of Accounts (CBA) and/or its components, Electronic Storage System (ESS), middleware and other similar systems (collectively known as a system).

This supersedes the RMC No. 10-2020, which was rather complicated to follow.

If you are planning to register anytime soon, here are some FAQs on BIR’s streamlined registration of CAS:

What requirements are already streamlined?


Permit-to-use (PTU) and Demonstration are no longer a requirement upon registration. However, a post-evaluation shall be conducted by the concerned RDO to determine compliance of the system registered with the Bureau to the standards set forth.

Does this mean I can use my system without registering?


No, you can’t use CAS without going through the process of proper registration first.

What if there are changes or updates in the system?


If there are minor system enhancements (interface modification, bug fixes, performance improvements, etc.) you should submit a written notification to your registered RDO stating the specific changes on the system.

How long is the process of registration?


At least 3 working days are necessary to process the transaction and receive an Acknowledgement Certificate from your RDO.

To guarantee a fully compliant CAS for your business, continue to be updated for further changes in its regulations and policies are in the future. For more information, visit www.bir.gov.ph.

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