On January 13, 2023, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 5-2023. This declares the removal of BIR Form 2550-M and states that taxpayers registered for value-added tax (VAT) are no longer required to file a monthly VAT declaration (BIR Form No. 2550-M) for transactions starting January 1, 2023, and must instead file the corresponding quarterly value-added tax return (BIR Form 2550-Q) within twenty-five (25) days following the close of each taxable quarter when the transaction occurred.
The table below is also included in this RMC to assist taxpayers.
The full version of this issuance is available on the BIR website.
What is this form?
BIR Form 2550-M, also known as the Monthly Value-Added Tax Declaration is a form of sales tax that is imposed on the sale or exchange of goods and services in the Philippines. Serving as a form of indirect tax, VAT is passed on to the buyer who consumes the product or service.
Who should file this form?
Individuals or businesses that sell or lease goods or services that are subject to VAT and whose annual gross sales or receipts exceed P3,000,000.00.
When to file this form?
Not later than the 20th day following the end of each month.
How to File?
To file a BIR Form 2550-M in Fast File, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: From your portal, click on the Start Return button.
STEP 2: Select Value-Added Tax Returns and hit Next.
STEP 3: Choose 2550M, then click the Next button.
STEP 4: Select the date of the transaction that you wish to generate the report for from the Year and Month drop-down buttons, then click Next. Only 2550M from 2022 or earlier can be generated.
STEP 5: Enter all the necessary details in the Background Information section based on your BIR Certificate of Registration (COR/Form 2303).
Certain parts of the form are already pre-populated based on the information that you have provided during the organization setup.
STEP 6: In the third section of the form, enter your Tax Details. Under the Tax Credits/Payments sub-section, you can upload your Summary Alphalist of Withholding Tax (SAWT) attachment.
Note: Please keep in mind that filing an attachment with your BIR Form 2550-M will incur an additional fee on top of the service fee per generation of forms.
Here’s what you need to know:
You can enter your data either in SAWT or through the Schedule.
If you choose to enter your source data in the Schedule, all data will be picked up from there moving forward and the manual entry of data in SAWT will automatically be disabled
If you choose to enter your data in SAWT, all data will flow directly from SAWT to the Schedule. All details will be consolidated but the fields inside will be disabled for manual entry. Adding, editing, and deleting information will no longer be allowed.
To upload your SAWT through the Schedule. Go to the Tax Credits/Payment section. Choose the appropriate Schedule then click the SAWT link next to its corresponding item.
a. Line 23A - for Schedule 6 SAWT
b. Line 23C - for Schedule 8 SAWT
Start adding your attachments:
i. Manually (by adding a line)
ii. Bulk import (using a CSV file)
i. Add Line - This button allows users to manually add the required information such as:
Registered Name(If non-individual)
Last Name(if an individual)
ii. Import SAWT Data - If you already have your SAWT file prepared, simply click the Browse button. If you don’t have one ready, you can also download the template from Fast File by clicking the blue text that says download
Map out the necessary fields.
That’s it! The importing of your data will keep running in the background which means you won't have to wait for it and you can move on to other tasks in the meantime.
Here are other Schedule modal functionalities that are worth checking:
A. Import Errors - this button lets you export the errors in your CSV file, allowing you to format the data in your CSV correctly before re-importing it back to Fast File.
B. Import Status - status of your import and errors in your import file will appear here.
C. Remove Selected - this button will allow you to select and delete a whole line of
data from your Schedule.
D. Reset 2307/2306 - this allows you to remove all the data inside the modal.
STEP 7: In the last section, Summary of Tax Due/Overpayment, you will get your Total Amount Payable by entering the Tax Still Payable/Overpayment (item 24) and adding applicable Penalties (items 25A to 25D).
Just like that! You can now proceed to the payment stage by clicking the Filing Option button located on the top-right part of the page.
Please take note that your tax forms will be sent electronically to the BIR until 9 pm. Any forms that will be sent beyond that filing deadline will be transmitted within the next business day.
BIR Form 2550-M is straight-out simple to fill out and complete. Get started on your tax-compliance journey today and start filing at https://juan.tax/fast-file 🤗