The Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) inaugurated a state-of-the-art data center, a new building that houses the Bureau’s Electronic Invoice/Receipt (EIS) system and other data components.
The EIS data center is part of the Bureau’s preparations for the upcoming EIS pilot deployment, which is part of BIR’s digital transformation program.
The data center follows a provision of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Act which directs the BIR to require identified taxpayers to issue electronic receipts or sales or commercial invoices to the instead of manual receipts or sales or commercial invoices within five years of the enactment of the law and when a system capable of storing and processing the required data is in place.
The EIS pilot project was made possible through a grant from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) at the request of the Philippines Ministry of Finance. The Agency also provided software and equipment to BIR, including servers, storage and peripherals, as well as 270 PCs, 130 laptops and 130 printers.
BIR has developed the Electronic Single Transaction System (eONETT) to provide another option for filing returns and paying taxes related to property transfers. The eONETT system is a web-based application that allows taxpayers to perform ONETT transactions anytime and from anywhere if they have an internet connection.
It is an online platform where taxpayers (buyers/sellers of real estate and real estate developers) can submit their electronic certificate authorization registration (eCAR) application, together with the necessary documents, and pay the tax. corresponding due and other costs.