Throughout the years, changes have been implemented to the country’s tax systems to ensure fairness and efficiency. In addition to updating guidelines for tax filing, the Bureau of International Revenue (BIR) has introduced new forms as well.
Today, we’re highlighting one of the latest forms introduced by the BIR: Form 0619E or the Monthly Remittance Form of Income Tax Withheld (Expanded).
What is BIR Form 0619E?
BIR released Forms Package Version 7.1 back in May 2018. The three different forms on this package include forms 0619F, the updated 1701Q, and 0619E.
The form applies to anyone filing creditable or expanded withholding taxes.
Unlike withholding tax on compensation, expanded withholding taxes apply to certain incomes where there’s no employee-employer present. Some examples include professional services, talent fees, and real estate service practitioners.
Who is required to file BIR Form 0619E?
Based on the definition of EWT, the entities required to file BIR Form 0619E are withholding agents. As a withholding agent, you’re also required to remit the total tax amount to the government.
Note that withholding agents can also apply to self-employed individuals since they’re not signed to a specific employer. If you happen to be self-employed – all income you gain from your profession is subject to 8% tax rate as opposed to the previous 10% to 15%.
If you’re a mixed income earner, you’re also required to file your expanded taxes using BIR Form 0619E.
Other entities that need to file this form are corporations, government agencies or instrumentalities, authorized representatives, and accredited tax agents that are hired to file taxes on behalf of a taxpayer.
When do I need to file BIR Form 0619E?
BIR Form 0619E is to be filed in the first 2 months of each quarter:
Note that you won’t be able to file this form during the months of March, June, September, and December. You will have to use the BIR Form 0619F instead, which is for your final withholding tax.
*Taxumo’s deadlines are marked a few days before BIR’s deadline. This is to ensure that you never miss out on submitting your taxes!
Where do I submit BIR Form 0619E?
The BIR Form 0619E must be filed with an Authorized Agent Bank (AAB) located within the jurisdiction of the Revenue District Office (RDO). If there are no AABs within the area, then the form must be filed with a Revenue Collection Officer (RCO) of the RDO who will issue an Electronic Revenue Official Receipt (eROR).
If you’re planning on filing with an AAB, make sure to accomplish and submit a BIR-prescribed deposit slip to validate your remittance. Bank tellers use a machine to do this and also stamp the form with the word ‘received’ as evidence.
You can also opt for online payment/remittance via online banking or accredited tax compliance platforms like Taxumo.
Penalties for Improper Filing
If you fail to submit the BIR Form 0619E or violate any withholding tax provisions, you will be penalized. The penalties will be in the form of heavy fines – depending on the scale of the violation.
- Failure to file any form and pay any amount – installment or due – on or before the deadline will receive a surcharge of 25%.
- The same penalty (25% surcharge) is also imposed for filing a form with an individual that is not authorized to perform such actions and for failure to remit the deficiency tax within the time prescribed.
- A surcharge that amounts to 50% is imposed upon individuals who neglect to file the form or commit tax fraud.
There are other penalties, but it’s best to avoid them altogether and file your expanded withholding taxes appropriately.
The country’s tax system will keep updating, so it’s crucial to be in the loop to avoid any penalties. To save time and increase efficiency, sign up for a tax app that keeps you updated on your tax dues.
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Dear Evan, I looked up your site to find out about the actual due date. Now all I can read is either the 10th OR the 15th. Which one is it and when – you may add this to your article.
Need to know more about bir forms and deadline
You may send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can further discuss this with you. Thank you and we shall be waiting for your email. 🙂
What if the actual deadline falls on a weekend say for example for Group E Tax EFPS tax filers, the due date is 11th and it falls on a Saturday, will it move to Monday (13th)? or not?
Yes, it will be moved on the next business day 🙂
Hello.i have question, what if the landlord of the building refuses to have the 5% deduction? Do i have to pay the 5% on top of my rent? Thank you in advance for answering.
Yes, the renter will have to add on 5% (by dividing the net amount paid by 0.95) to show that they withheld 5% from the payment. If he wants to declare the rent as an expense, he has to show that she is withholding.
Example: If they are paying the landlord PHP 100 in cash, then they need to show the BIR that this is the net amount. That means they also need to declare that they withheld PHP 5.26 (PHP 105.26 = P100 cash + P5.26 EWT).
Hope this clarifies 🙂
Hi, what if I mistakenly paid and filed for 0619E instead of 1601EQ? Do I need to pay again or should I just amend the form?
I think you should file for both forms because the EWT is filed monthly and quarterly. I would be happy to assist you further if you can send a copy of your COR(just over the other confidential details such as your name, address and etc) via the chatbox of Taxumo or via email at email@example.com
Thank you and hope to talk to you soon! 🙂
May i ask, when can I report and file taxes withheld covering the months of March, June and September using BIR Form 0619E?
We’d be glad to assist you on this. Can you send us a message via firstname.lastname@example.org?
What if i forgot to pay on the 10th day of month.can i pay on the 11thday
It is ideal that you file and pay on time. You may always file beyond the deadline of BIR, however, kindly expect to pay for penalty fees.
how much the penalty cost?
You may ask for a computation directly from your RDO if you have any penalty fees to pay 🙂
May I ask when is th due date of year end filing of ewt ?
BIR’s deadline is March 01, 2023 🙂
I am currently renting and the BIR Agent asks me to file 0619E for my rental. tama po ba na kami ang magfafile ng 0619E since kami nman po ang lessee
On your Certificate of Registration, do you have Expanded Withholding Tax? We can assist you to double check this, kindly send us a copy of your COR via email@example.com.
Hello po! My question is if our monthly rental is in the amount of P7,000.00 and base on our contract we, the Lessee, our willing to pay the 5% with holding tax means that aside from our monthly rental fee to the Lessor we will pay P350.00 using the BIR Form 0619E? Thanks po
As per RR No. 19-86, si Lesee po ang pwedeng mag bawas ng 5% from their rental payment kay Lessor. Yung nabawas po na 5% will be the value na ilalagay natin when we file for 0619E 🙂
Nag file and process po ako sa bank ng payment before the due date. After ng due date di pa po nag clear, binayaran ko nalang po po via GCash kaso after due date na po pumasok. Masubject padin po ako sa penalty/surcharge?
Thank you so much!
You can check it po sa inyong RDO since they also have posting dates din po when it comes to payment. You may check their contact information here po: https://www.bir.gov.ph/index.php/contact-us/directory/regional-district-offices.html
Or you may also call the BIR’s Customer Assistance Division (formerly BIR Contact Center) at Hotline No. 8538-3200 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.