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BIR Form 2316 – Certificate of Compensation / Income Tax Withheld (download and print)
One of the most important documents made available by the Bureau of Internal Revenue is the BIR form no 2316. This is called as the Certificate of Compensation / Income Tax Withheld fill up document. For a download copy of this form, please click the link below. (Full file and document paper credits and copyright to bir.gov.ph).
By definition, this form is actually a certificate to be accomplished and issued by a Payor/WA to each recipient of income subjected to final tax declaration. The column where you can find the amount of payment should indicate the total amount paid and the total taxes withheld and remitted during the year and not the previous or the proceeding. Issuance date for 2316 to be issued to payee is during / on or before January 31 of the year following the year in which income payment was made. Please note about this fact and if by any chance you are having a hard time trying to understand it, please don’t hesitate to call the BIR hotline and make an inquiry. Otherwise, you may come in person to any branch near you
Uses of the BIR Form 2316
For employment purposes
a. pre hiring
b. to make sure for your present employer that what has been deducted as part of your previous income from your previous employer is correct.