Congrats! You have filed your Annual ITR. 😄 One last thing that you'll need to complete - submit your ITR attachments to the BIR's eAFS submission portal: https://eafs.bir.gov.ph/eafs.

The BIR announced the options that can be used by taxpayers to submit attachments for their 2019 Income Tax Returns through RMC No. 49-2020. Aside from submission in the RDO, the bureau developed the eAFS online portal to make complying easier for the taxpayer.

In this article, we will show you two (2) things:

  1. How you can download your attachments from Taxumo.

  2. How to name your files so it will be accepted in the eAFS portal.

  3. How to use the eAFS portal for your attachment submission.

Let's begin!


How to Download your Attachments from Taxumo

We have made some files available for you to download in the Taxumo app. Just follow these simple instructions to download.

  1. Login to Your Taxumo Account.

  2. Select "Attachments - eAFS" on the left side of the screen. You will be presented a screen where all the necessary attachments can be downloaded.

  3. Download the files that you need:

How to Download Your Form 1701 or 1701A


1. Click on the appropriate form that you wish to download.
2. The form will open in a new browser tab. Click on PRINT on the upper right side of the screen.
3. Select SAVE AS PDF (or a similar option) for the destination and click SAVE. If that option is not available, you may need to download a PDF printer that allows you to Print to PDF. We recommend the free CutePDF Writer. You can see instructions on how to download it below.
4. Your file should then download to your chosen location.


How to Download Your Other Attachment Files


1. Click on the file that you want to download (example: BIR Notification or AAB Payment Confirmation)
2. The file should automatically download to your computer.

Once you've successfully download all of your attachments, you'll have to compile your them into a single file. This is a comprehensive user guide on how you can compile your attachments whether you're using Windows or Mac OS: How to merge your attachments into a single file (Windows or Mac)


How to Rename your Files following the Proper Naming Convention

When you are done compiling all your attachments into a single file, you'll have to rename these files to the prescribed naming convention of the BIR as listed below:

File #1 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXITRTYMMYYYY

File #2 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXAFSTYMMYYYY

File #3 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXOTHTYMMYYYY

File #4 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXTCRTYMMYYYY-01

where XXXXXXXXX is your 9-digit TIN

where MM is your taxable month

where YYYY is your taxable year

and where 01 - is the first file in the series (File #4)

If you are filing this for for Quarterly Filings, the naming convention changes a bit.

File #1 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXITRQQMMYYYY

File #2 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXAFSQQMMYYYY

File #3 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXOTHQQMMYYYY

File #4 - EAFSXXXXXXXXXTCRQQMMYYYY-01

where XXXXXXXXX is your 9-digit TIN

where QQ is the quarter you're filing for (i.e. 1Q, 2Q, 3Q)

where MM is your taxable month

where YYYY is your taxable year

and where 01 - is the first file in the series (applicable for File #4)


How to Submit your Annual ITR Attachments Using eAFS Submission Portal

Now that you have your files ready, let's go ahead and learn how to submit them to the BIR using eAFS.

Just follow these easy steps:

1. Go to the eAFS Website at https://eafs.bir.gov.ph/eafs

2. Create an account by clicking on NOT REGISTERED?

3. Complete the account registration form and click on SUBMIT.

4. Verify your account by clicking on the link sent to your email. Once successful, you'll be lead to this page. Login to your eAFS account using the username and password that you created.

5. Click on File Upload on the left side of the screen.

6. Upload your File #1 by clicking on the Choose button on the row of Income Tax Return. Wait for the file to completely upload and repeat these steps for File #2, File #3, and File #4.

7. Click on the submit button at the bottom of the page once all attachments are uploaded.

8. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email from the BIR with the transaction number for your submission.


And that's it! You are now done with your submission attachments for your ITR filing.

If you need help in navigating around attachments in Taxumo, send us a message through the chat button on the lower right part of the screen.

Note: This article is updated as of April 28, 2021.

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