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Starting a business

How to Register Your Business Using a PBR Kiosk

Thanks to the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, you no longer need to go through a difficult, time-consuming process to register a new business. The Philippine Business Registry (PBR) kiosks get you through the entire registration process in about 30 minutes. Kiosks sit in DTI regional offices, the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offices, and various local government buildings.

Before heading to the kiosk, make a list of several business name options‚ in case your first choice is taken , and grab your valid ID. Acceptable identification options include your SSS ID, GSIS, voter’s ID, PRC license, driver’s license, passport, or any government-issued ID. You also need the business registration fee, but PBR kiosks keep the payment process easy by accepting both GCash and BancNet debit cards.

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The steps for registering a business using a PBR kiosk is fairly simple.

  1. Fill out the PBR application form at the kiosk to either register a new business name or validate your existing one.
  2. Follow the steps on the kiosk screen to get a new tax information number (TIN) or validate your existing number from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), as well as your employer registration numbers (ERNs) from the Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), and Philippine Health Insurance Cooperation (PhilHealth).
  3. Use your GCash or BancNet debit card to pay your fees and complete the process. You should have your business name registered, your SEC registration number, your TIN from the BIR, a Pag-IBIG fund, PhiliHealth, and your ERNs.

While using a PBR kiosk to register your business makes the process a lot easier, it doesn’t complete it. You still need to get Barangay Hall Clearance, obtain a business permit from your local Business Permit and Licensing Office, and take your TIN to the BIR to get your Secure Certificate of Registration and a Registration Book of Accounts (if you need to register a cash register machine or point-of-sale (POS) machine or secure authority to manually print receipts and invoices on your own it’s also done at the BIR).

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