Registering your Business in the Philippines


Your Gateway to the Philippines: Registering your Business in the Philippines

Registering your company in the Philippines can be complicated if you don’t know where to start. If you plan to set up a business but don’t know where to obtain the certificates and licenses you need to operate, refer to this guide.

1. Register your business name with SEC

Corporations and partnerships should register their business name through the i-Register Facility of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by verifying and reserving your proposed company name through the SEC’s online portal.

2. Submit the required documents to SEC

  • Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws

3. Obtain the following documents from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

  • BIR Certificate of Registration
  • Registration of Books of Accounts
  • Cash Register Machine (CRM) or Point of Sale Machine (POS) or Authority to Print Receipt/ Invoices (Manual Receipts)

4. Obtain business permits from Local Government Units

  • Secure a Barangay Clearance from the Barangay Hall
  • Secure a Business Permit to Operate from the Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) and pay the dues
  • Secure a Mayor’s Permit from the Mayor’s Office
5. Register your company for mandatory requirements
  • Social Security System (SSS)
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund)

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