Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Systems
e-Konek, in partnership with CAI-STA Philippines, Inc., worked on a joint-venture to develop the systems being required by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for the automation of their processes. e-Konek was involved in the business analysis, functional design, management, quality assurance testing, user acceptance testing, training, and implementation of the following systems:
electronic Filing and Payment Systems (eFPS)
The eFPS is the electronic processing and transmission of tax return information including attachments, and taxes due thereon to the government made over to the internet through the BIR website.
The electronic Bureau of Internal Revenue Forms (eBIRForms) was developed primarily to provide taxpayers with an alternative mode of preparing and filing tax returns that is easier and more convenient. The use of eBIRForms by taxpayers will improve the BIR's tax return data capture and storage thereby enhancing efficiency and accuracy in the filing of tax returns. Through the use of the downloadable eBIRForms Software Package (also known as the Offline Package), taxpayers and Accredited Tax Agents (ATAs) will be able to fill up tax returns offline and submit it to the BIR through the Online eBIRForms System.
The Offline eBIRForms Package is a tax preparation software that allows taxpayers and ATAs to accomplish or fill up tax forms offline. Instead of the conventional manual process of filling up tax returns on pre-printed forms that is highly susceptible to human error, taxpayers/ATAs can directly encode data, validate, edit, save, delete, view, print and submit their tax returns. The package can do automatic computations and has the capability to validate information encoded by taxpayers/ATAs. After filling out the forms in this package, taxpayers/ATAs can submit it to the Online eBIRForms System.
The Online eBIRForms System is a filing infrastructure that accepts tax returns submitted online and automatically computes penalties for tax returns submitted beyond due date. The System creates secure user accounts for taxpayers, ATAs and Tax Software Providers (TSPs) for use of the online System, and allows ATAs to file on behalf of their clients. The System also has a facility for TSPs to test and certify the data generated by their tax preparation software (certification is by form). It is capable of accepting returns data filed using certified TSP tax preparation software.