Who Shall File
This return shall be filed in triplicate by every employer or withholding agent/payor who is either an individual, estate, trust, partnership, corporation, government agency and instrumentality, government-owned and controlled corporation, local government unit and other juridical entity required to deduct and withhold taxes on compensation paid to employees and on other income payments subject to Final Withholding Taxes. The tax rates for and nature of income payments subject to withholding tax on compensation and final withholding taxes are printed in BIR Form 1601-C and 1601F, respectively. If the payor is the Government of the Philippines or any political subdivision or agency/instrumentality thereof, or government-owned and controlled corporation, the return shall be made by the officer or employee having control of the payments or by any designated officer or employee.
If the person required to withhold and pay the tax is a corporation, the return shall be made in the name of the corporation and shall be signed and verified by the president, vice president or authorized officer and shall be countersigned by the treasurer or assistant treasurer.
With respect to fiduciary, the return shall be made in the name of the individual, estate or trust for which such fiduciary acts, and shall be signed and verified by such fiduciary. In case of two or more fiduciaries, the return shall be signed and verified by one of such fiduciaries.
When and Where to File
The return shall be filed on or before January 31 of the year following the calendar year in which the compensation payment and other income payments subjected to final withholding taxes were paid or accrued.
The return shall be filed with the Revenue Collection Officer or duly authorized City/Municipal Treasurer of the Revenue District Office having jurisdiction over the withholding agent's place of business/office.
A taxpayer may file a separate...
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