BIR’s ORUS allows taxpayers to conduct registrations, applications, inquiries, verifications, and other tax-related actions without leaving the convenience of their homes, all they need is a computer. Revenue Memorandum Circular 36-2023, released on March 20, 2023, announces the implementation and availability of newly updated features that have been added to the system since March 17, 2023.
New online features, functions, and transactions of ORUS
These new features provide more options to taxpayers in completing their tax requirements, these new online features include:
- Online Payment and (e-Payment) of Annual Registration Fee (RF) for New Business Registrants
- Online Inquiry of RF Payment for BIR Internal Users
- Application for Cancellation of Permit to Use (PTU) Loose-Leaf and Acknowledgement Certificate (AC) of Computerized Accounting System (CAS)
- Online Verification of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
- BIR Registered Business Search Facility
The circular explains that taxpayers who already have an ORUS account are free to utilize any of the additional online features, transactions, and functions mentioned in the list above by simply logging in to the ORUS system on the BIR website.
The Bureau’s main website can be accessed by clicking the link HERE, whilst the link for BIR’s ORUS is reached through the link placed HERE; or by going to the main BIR website and clicking the eServices tab icon.
Guidelines for creating ORUS
The last portion of the announcement states that taxpayers who DO NOT have an ORUS account and opted to use the said online registration facility MUST enroll or create an account in ORUS while adhering to the guidelines provided in RMC 122-2022, which can be reviewed by clicking the link HERE. Highlights of these guidelines include:
- Taxpayers creating ORUS need to update their registration records such as the e-mail address and contact information through the BIR’s S1905 - Registration Update Sheet (RUS).
- The RUS is accessible at the Client Support Section (CSS) of the Revenue District Office (RDO) and the Bureau's Official Website under the Advisory Section.
- This designated e-mail address should be the taxpayer's official e-mail address, which will be used in serving BIR orders, notices, letters, and other processes/ communications to the taxpayers.
- These registered taxpayers must update their Head Office registration first before updating their branches.
- Employers must then inform their employees about these requirements.
- The RUS can then be submitted via e-mail to the concerned RDO where the taxpayer is registered.