Birth cert 25% more expensive due to TRAIN; dox stamp tax fee doubles

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced there will be a fee increase in acquiring civil registry documents from the agency effective February 2 this year.

Kastine Lumapas, Civil Registration System (CRS) outlet supervisor of the PSA regional office, told the Philippine News Agency that this is due to the increase of the documentary stamp tax (DST) pursuant to Section 12 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regulation No. 4-2018.

Lumapas said that the Section 12 of BIR Regulation No. 4-2018 is the regulation implementing the DST rate adjustment under Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

Lumapas said the DST for document authentication will increase by 100% from PhP15 to PhP30.

Meanwhile, the issuance fees for copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates will increase to PhP155 from the previous PhP140.

The certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) will increase to PhP210 from the previous fee of PhP195.
The fees for authentication of birth, marriage, and death certificates will increase to PhP155 from PhP125, while for CENOMAR the fee will be PhP210 from PhP180.

The PSA regional office serves an average of 1,000 clients daily, mostly requests for the issuance of authenticated birth certificate. (NEWS PSA increases civil registry documentary fees By PTV News - EPPosted on January 29, 2018; http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1023234)

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