Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Importance on the Use of Non-Thermal Paper for All Cash Register Machines (CRMs) / Point of Sales (POS) Machines and Other lnvoice / Receipt Generating Machine / Software

Why all business establishments and others need to know the importance on the Use of Non-Thermal Paper for All Cash Register Machines (CRMs) / Point of Sales (POS) Machines and Other lnvoice / Receipt Generating Machine / Software?

Recently, the bureau has issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 16-2018 amending RR No. 10-2015 as amended by RR Nos. 12-2015, 14-2015 and 6-2016. In Section 2 of these Regulations stated the AMENDMENTS of Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of RR 10-2015 to read as follows:

All taxpayers using CRM/POS machines or other invoice/receipt generating machine/software shall have the option to use the type of paper depending on their business requirements, subject to the retention and preservation of accounting records for a period within which the Commissioner is authorized to make an assessment and collection of taxes, as prescribed in Section 203 and 222 of the 1997 National Internal Revenue code, as amended. 

All tape receipts issued and the data printed on the tape receipts shall show the information required under Section 5 of RR l-0-201-5, as amended, namely: 

1. Taxpayer's (TP) Registered Name; 

2. TP's BLrsiness Name/style, if any;

3. A statement that the taxpayer is VAT or NON VAT registered followed by the Taxpayers Identification Number (TIN) and 4-digit branch code. Example: VAT Registered TIN 123-456-789-0000; 

4. Machine Identification Number (MIN); 

5. Serial number of the CRM/PoS machine; 

6. Detailed business address where such Official Receipts (ORs) / Sales Invoices (SIs) / Commercial Invoices (CIs) shall be used/located; 

7. Date of transaction; 

8. Serial Number of the OR/SI/CI printed prominently; 

9. A space provided for the Name, Address and TIN of the buyer; 

10. Description of the items/goods or nature of service; 

11. Quantity; 

12. Unit cost 

13. Total cost; 

14. VAT amount (if transaction is subject to 12%V AT); 

15. If the VAT taxpayer is engaged in mixed transactions, the amounts involved shall be broken down to: VATable sales, VAT Amount, Zero Rated Sales, and VAT Exempt Sales; 

16. For Non-VAT ORs/Sls and Cls (VAT or NON-VAT) such as delivery receipts, order slips, purchase orders, provisional receipts, acknowledgment receipts, collection receipts, credit/debit memo, job orders and other similar documents that form part of the accounting records of the taxpayer and/or issued to the customers, in addition to the above-enumerated applicable information, the phrase "THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT VALID FOR CLAIM OF INPUT TAX" in bold letters, shall be conspicuously printed at the bottom of the NON VAT ORs/SIs/CIs; 

17. Taxpayers whose transactions are not subject to VAT or Percentage Tax shall issue NON-VAT principal receipts/invoices indicating prominently at the face of such receipts/invoices the word'EXEMPT'; 

18, If the taxpayer is subject to percentage tax under Title V of the 1997 NIRC, as amended, but also sells goods/services under Section 109 (A) to (W), excluding (E) of the same Code, as amended by Republic Act (RA) No. 10378, the non-VAT principal receipts/invoices shall indicate the breakdown of Sales Subject to Percentage Tax (SSPT) and Exempt Sales; 

19. The following shall be printed at the bottom portion of the OR/SI/CI: 
* Name, address and TIN of the accredited supplier of CRM/POS/Other similar machines/software; 
* Accreditation number and the date of accreditation (date issued "mm/dd/yyyy" and valid until "mm/dd/yyyy") of the accredited supplier; 
* BIR Final Permit To Use (PTU) Number; 

20. For taxpayers transacting with a Senior Citizen (SC) and/or Person/s With Disability (PWD) pursuant to RA 9994 (Expanded Senior citizens Act of 2010) and RA 10754 [(An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons With Disability (PWD)], respectively, a space for the following shall also be required: 
* Senior Citizen/PwD TIN; 
* OSCA lD No./PWD ID No.
* Senior Citizen / PWD discount (show detailed breakdown of the 20% discount and/or 12%VAT exemption, whichever is applicable; and 
* Signature of the SC/PWD. 

However, for taxpayers whose transactions ore not covered by RA 9994 / 70754, the above information may not be indicated, Moreover, the buyer/customer who maybe needing proof of such payment to be able to claim for expense (for income tax purposes) or input tax (for VAT purposes), may return the issued tape receipt to the seller and request for issuance of a manual invoice or receipt. Whenever so requested by the buyer/ customer, the seller shall issue the manual receipt/invoice, whichever is applicable, to replace the previously issued tape receipt. 

Sales generated from CRM / POS machines where tape receipts issued were replaced by manual invoice / receipt shall be deducted from the sales to be reported in the eSALES system of the BIR. This deduction shall be reflected as an adjustment in the CRM Sales Book/Back end report. 

The returned tape receipt shall be attached to the duplicate copy of the manually issued invoice / receipt and shall be the basis in adjusting the sales. However, the sales that were replaced with manual invoice / receipt shall still be included but separately indicated in the Summary List of Sales (SLS) required to be submitted by VAT registered taxpayers.

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