2018 Project 365, Day 130: 1701Q!

Completed another adulting task today: filing my 1701Q for the 1st quarter of 2018! Because of the tax developments due to the TRAIN law, filing is a bit different this year. Here’s a guide for those of you who are like me, a registered self-employed professional, and provided you submitted the necessary requirements to avail of the lower withholding tax rate. The information is based on my RDO, 045 – thanks to Tutor NikkiB for clarifying! 🙂

  1. Download the latest version of the EBIR Package HERE. (7.1)
  2. Fill out the necessary information such as your name, TIN, business, etc.
  3. Click the drop-down menu for the list of forms and choose BIR Form 1701Qv2018 Quarterly Income Tax Return for Individuals, Estates, and Trusts (NEW).
  4. On page 1, choose 11017 Income from Profession – 8% Rate. Once you do, the second option in box 16 Tax Rate will be automatically ticked: 8% on gross sales/receipts… 
  5. On page 2, under Schedule II – For IT 8% Rate, input your gross income for the first quarter (47A). For RareJob tutors (sole income is from RJ), this is the sum of our December 2017, January 2018, and February 2018 tutor fees, which we received in January, February, and March respectively. Then in box 52A, input 250, 000 (allowable reduction).
  6. Click validate to check if you have completed the form, submit, and that’s it! Make sure to do this by May 15!!! 😉



2017 Project 365, Day 319: 1701Q

Photo #319: November 15

Almost forgot to file my 1701Q for the 3rd quarter. Glad to have friends who are also registered as self-employed professionals! May we never get tired of reminding each other about our tax responsibilities!



2017 Project 365, Day 136: Amended 2551M

Photo #136: May 16

Finally clarified what should be done when there is underpaid tax in an amended 2551M! I tried paying it last Friday, but both banks I visited said I must go to my RDO first. Anyway, you should bring 3 copies of your amended form/s to the officer of the day. He will compute the interest earned, stamp the forms, and sign them. That’s it! Well, of course, I had to go to the bank again to finally pay the balance with interest. As for amended 2551Ms that are overpaid, just keep copies for yourself as well as their corresponding confirmation emails – no need to have them received by your RDO. Ang habol lang naman ng BIR is pag may kulang kang bayad eh hahaha =p So here’s my updated blog post about 2551M amendments.



2017 Project 365, Day 38: Monthly Percentage Tax

Here’s a continuation of my tax experience as a self-employed professional: percentage tax filing. Well, I attempted to do it hehehe! Practice! I plan to complete this, including the payment, before the deadline, which is on the 20th of every month. From what I read, it’s usually 3% of a tax payer’s gross monthly income, but it can reach as much as 30%. Bummer. Anyway, I am motivated more than ever to work harder and manage my finances better. Adulting is hard, but I’ll live. 😀



2017 Project 365, Day 31: BIR Form 2303

Photo #31: January 31

And I’m done! I’m officially registered as a self-employed professional, which means I need to pay the monthly percentage tax starting this February, which is 3% of whatever I will have earned this January. I’m kind of annoyed knowing I already have 10% withholding tax every month, but hey, it’s for the country’s future, right? RIGHT???!!! Hahahaha =p I’m working on a full blog entry about my experience! Watch out for it! 😀



2017 Project 365, Day 19: New RDO!

Photo #19: January 19

Can’t believe I spent almost 5 hours of travel time just to get this stamp, which took only 5 minutes to complete at my old revenue district office (RDO). What I thought was #41 turned out to be 43A! However, the real nightmare was (is and will forever be) Manila’s traffic! Ugh! I’m even more thankful that I have a home-based job! Anyway, my “real” BIR errand will begin next week, this time at my new RDO – Marikina!

p.s. a special thank you to my bestie Ulrike for all the tips and help! Love you, girl!!! :-*