By Jun Ramirez
Buyers of real estate properties can get the electronic Certificate Authorizing Registration (eCAR) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) within three days upon submission of complete documentary requirements.
In signing Operations Memorandum No. 22-2019, Revenue Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa instructed regional directors and district officers nationwide to facilitate the processing and release of eCARs and other simple one time transactions (ONETT) involving one to three cases.
Guballa said the memorandum was in compliance with the Republic Act 2018, easing the procedure in doing business with the government.
Among the mandatory requirements for the speedy release of eCAR are the notarized deed of absolute sale/deed transfer and the certified true copy of the tax declarations.
In line with the policy of easing public transactions, the BIR earlier cut down the number documents needed for one to start a business from 13 to only four.
A single unified section has been set up in all of the 126 revenue district offices to handle the registration.
A special team has been established in the national office to monitor maximum compliance and to recommend administrative charges against negligent personnel.