The government launched the first phase of the central business portal or online one-stop shop for business registration.
Anti-Red Tape Authority director general Jeremiah Belgica noted this would reduce the number of steps and days to register a business.
He said, “From 13 steps, we seek to just reduce it to one step and from the 33 days processing to half or less than a day.”
The first phase provides a unified application form for agencies and covers the registration with agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bureau of Internal Revenue, and generation of tax identification number for BIR, and employer numbers for the Social Security System, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG Fund.
It includes online payment for BIR filing and registration fees, unified employee reporting module for SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG.
The portal provides links to the business permitting system of Quezon City, Parañaque and 16 other local government units.