MakingThePublicKnowA BIR System Downtime

The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued an interoffice memorandum addressed to all BIR employees and all others concerned about its system downtime due to BIR records purging and archiving that will commence after the working hours of December 12, 2014.

During the downtime and systems maintenance, the following Integrated Tax System (ITS) functions will be unavailble:

  • Issuance of Authority to Print
  • Registration of New Taxpayers
  • Encoding of Returns
  • Generation of ITS Reports
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) of alphalists, MAP, SAWT, SLSP, SLI from the districts to the ITS

However, taxpayers may still settle their obligations thru EFPS, AABs or MRCOs. Normal services will resume on Jan. 05, 2015.

What taxpayers need to do?

They only have this week to:


Click BIR Memorandum on Systems Downtime to view or download the memorandum.


  • Greg Aquino

    Greg V. Aquino is a Certified Public Accountant engaged in Public Practice since the year 2010. He is the managing partner of Clemente Aquino & Co., CPAs since the year 2013. Sector experience includes food & franchise company; real estate; distributorship; gasoline dealership; PEZA companies; BPOs; and non-profit organizations. He can handle individual tax planning; corporate tax planning; estate planning; transfers of real and personal properties; setup of a corporation, partnership, one-person corporation, and sole proprietorships; local government taxation; corporate housekeeping; resident agent services; corporate secretariat; fs preparation or compilation; fs reconstruction; fs audit; internal audit; and others.

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