New BIR rule on receipts unfair to small traders, says House leader



The new Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) regulation requiring all businesses to replace their receipts with BIR-printed receipts is unfair to small entrepreneurs, a House leader said Thursday.

Revenue Regulations no. 18-2012 will take effect on July 1, and BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said the deadline will not be extended.

Businessmen who fail to comply with the regulations will be fined P50,000.

Rep. Teddy Casiño of Bayan Muna, chairman of the House Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Development, said the July 1 deadline does not give enough time for the small businesses to comply since just last year certain business owners were required by the BIR to print 10 booklets each of invoices, official receipts and delivery receipts from a BIR-accredited printer using the old format.

“This is unfair. Imagine, this company has yet to consume its first of 10 booklets of receipts that BIR ordered them to procure and now they are being ordered to get new ones. Why should start-ups and small businesses like them be made to waste their resources on such an unnecessary expense?,” Casiño said.

At least 85 percent of local businesses in the country fall under the Small and Medium Enterprises.

“Can’t the BIR at least let them use up all the receipts they were required to produce before spending thousands again for a new set? Why penalize those companies that religiously followed BIR regulations and whose receipts are, for all intents and purposes, genuine?” Casiño said.

He said there are BIR Regional Offices which were only informed of the new rule on receipts just last May and didn’t have enough time to properly inform taxpayers.

Casiño urged the BIR to look into reports that accredited printers could not accommodate orders to print new receipts.

“The fine of P50,000 for non-compliance would be unfair especially if BIR’s accredited printers can’t finish the job on time because of all the rush,” he said.



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  1. Napaka unfair talaga itong bagong kautusan ni ms. Henares. Sana naman maging mahinahon sya.hindi biro itong sinasabing multa para sa aming maliliit na nagnenegosyo. Sana ipagpaliban muna ito. Hayaan munang maubos ang mga resibo na wala naman malaking dahilan para palitan.ang importante e ag iissue ng resibo at base sa resibo e nag fifile ng taxes buwan buwan…

  2. anti business po – kase ung ginastos ng taxpayer will be put into waste & they are being FORCED to spend for new ORs. The old ORs and Invoices were duly screened by the BIR before they were printed before. Ano po ba ang kakaiba sa bagong format, halos yong validity na 5 years at yong iba tax details pwedeng ipasulat na lamang sa taxpayers as new ORs/Invoices are issued. I am also not sure if it has legal basis or within the provision of the existing tax code approved by Congress. Meron po kayang nakalagay sa tax code about the 5 years validity?
    Against Free Enterprise – hindi pwede magpaprint ng OR at Invoice other than the RDO Accredited Printer. Ung taga makati sa taga makati lang hindi pwede sa Manila o QC. Ung RDO47, 3 lang accredited printer versus thousands of taxpayers. Ganun RDO 50, 9 accredited printers versus thousands of taxpayers. Kawawa po yong mga taxpayers dito, limitado choice nila at pwedeng hindi na makapagnegotiate sa printing price. Ano po kaya ang illegal sa pagpaprint sa ibang accredited printers? Nasa tax code din po kaya ang basis ng accredited printer at per RDO pa. sa RDO47 naging abala ang taxpayers sa pagpila sa 3 accredited printers…unproductive din para sa kanila instead na pagnenegosyo ang focus sana nila.