16 December 2020 – A system demonstration of the new features of the Central Business Portal (CBP) Phase 1 was performed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) at the 8th convening of the Ease of Doing Business and Anti-Red Tape Advisory Council today. The system demonstration was also aired live via the Anti-Red Tape Authority and DICT’s Facebook page this afternoon.

The CBP Phase 1 will cover the processes of the national government agencies primarily involved in processing the primary and secondary registration, as well as the filing of business permits with the Local Government Units, for applications of One Person Corporations, Corporations with Less than 5 incorporators, Regular Corporations whose Incorporators are Juridical entities, and Corporations which the Capital Structure is not covered by the 25%-25% Rule.

Among others, the CBP Phase 1 features a Unified Application Form for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG; the online registration with SEC and with BIR; and the online generation of TIN and Employer Numbers for SSS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG. As of now, the said services could already be availed by applicants through the CBP, accessible at test.business.gov.ph , which has been on its soft-launch phase since 28 August 2020.

For the national launch of the Phase 1 which is targeted for January 2021, the CBP will also be covering the online Payment for BIR filing and registration fees; Unified Employee Reporting Module for SSS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG; issuance of Secondary license featuring FDA’s License to Operate for Center for Drugs; and the registration redirection to Quezon City’s Business Permitting System.

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