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Where to Register a Corporation?

Here are the government agencies where you are required to register a Corporation in the Philippines:

1. Securities and Exchange Commission


2. Local Government Units where your business is located: Barangay Mayor’s Office
3. Bureau of Internal Revenue

If you have employees, you need to register to the following:

1. Social Security System


2. Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
3. Home Development Mutual Fund

Basic Requirements and Procedure in Registering a Corporation

Here are the basic requirement and procedure in registering a corporation:

1. Reserve and Register Your Business Name in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as
follows:
a. Check if your desired business name is available via SEC online website or at SEC Office
in Mandaluyong
b. If available, register/reserve your business name via SEC online website or at SEC Name
Verification Unit – SEC Office in Mandaluyong
c. Prepare, sign and notarize the following:
i. Articles of Incorporation;
ii. By Laws
iii. Treasurer’s Affidavit; and
iv. Joint affidavit of two incorporators undertaking to change corporate name
immediately upon receipt of notice or directive from the Securities and
Exchange Commission that another corporation, partnership, or person has
acquired a prior right to the use of that name or that name has been declared
misleading, deceptive, confusingly similar to a registered name, or contrary to
public morals, good customs or public policy. (Not required if the Articles of
Incorporation have a provision on this commitment).
d. Submit notarized documents to SEC Office in Mandaluyong City
e. Claim your SEC Certificate of Registration

Processing Time: At least one (1) week upon submission of complete documents

2. Acquire Barangay Clearance


Once the corporation is registered with SEC the next step is to get a barangay clearance in the
barangay where your business is located.

Here are the basic steps


a. Go to the barangay where your business is located to secure and fill-up application form

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PRC License No. 0148017 valid until May 2, 2019
b. Submit your completed application form together with the following:
i. Certificate of Business Registration from SEC
ii. Two (2) valid IDs
iii. Proof of Address such as Contract of Lease (if rented) or Certificate of Land Title
(if owned)

Processing Time: 1 day upon submission of complete documents.

3. Acquire Business Permit from the Mayor’s Office


Once you have a Barangay Clearance Certificate, the next step is to acquire a Business Permit in
the municipality where your business is located.

Here are the basic steps and requirements:


a. Go to the municipal office where your business is located to secure and fillup application
form
b. Submit your completed application form together with the following:
i. Certificate of Business Registration from SEC
ii. Barangay Clearance Certificate
iii. Two (2) valid IDs
iv. Proof of Address such as Contract of Lease (if rented) or Certificate of Land Title
(if owned)

Processing Time: At least one week upon submission of complete documents. But It can take
longer depending on the permit requirements based on the industry.

4. Register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)


Once you have the Mayor’s Business Permit, you can now register with the BIR.

Here are the basic steps and requirements:


a. Go to the Regional District Office (RDO) where your business is located
b. Fill-up registration form as follows:
i. BIR Form 1903 – Application for Registration (For Partnership/Corporation)
c. Submit completed registration form together with the following:
i. Certificate of Registration form SEC
ii. Barangay Clearance
iii. Business Permit From the Mayor’s Office
iv. Proof of Address such as Contract of Lease (if rented) or Certificate of Land Title
(if owned)
v. Valid IDs, if applicable.
d. Pay the Registration Form (BIR Form 0605) and Documentary Stamp Tax (BIR Form
2000), if applicable.
e. Register your book of accounts and receipts/invoices.
f. Claim your Certificate of Registration (BIR Form 2303)

Stephanie Rose S. Marcelino, CPA


PRC License No. 0148017 valid until May 2, 2019