What is the BIR Form 1701?
BIR Form 1701, also known as Annual Income Tax Return for Self-Employed Individuals,Mixed Income Earners, Estates and Trusts is a tax form which summarizes all the transactions made over the tax calendar year.
According to the BIR this form needs to be filed by individuals listed below:
- A resident citizen engaged in trade, business, or practice of profession within and without the Philippines.
- A resident alien, non-resident citizen or non-resident alien individual engaged in trade, business or practice of profession within the Philippines.
- A trustee of a trust, guardian of a minor, executor/administrator of an estate, or any person acting in any fiduciary capacity for any person, where such trust, estate, minor, or person is engaged in trade or business.
- An individual engaged in trade or business or in the exercise of their profession and receiving compensation income as well.
What is the BIR Form 1701A?
BIR Form 1701A also known as, Annual Income Tax Return for Individuals Earning Income PURELY from Business/Profession (Those under the graduated income tax rates with OSD as mode of deduction OR those who opted to avail of the 8% flat income tax rate)
According to the BIR this form needs to be filed by individuals earning income PURELY from trade/business/profession:
- A resident citizen (within and without the Philippines);
- A resident alien, non-resident citizen or non-resident alien (within the Philippines).
- Those subject to graduated income tax rates and availed of the optional standard deduction as method of deduction, regardless of the amount of sales/receipts and other non-operating income
- Those who availed of the 8% flat income tax rate whose sales/receipts and other non-operating income do not exceed P3M
What’s the difference between 1701 and 1701A?
The main difference between the forms is that BIR Form No. 1701 is for those with mixed-income (eg. someone who is both a freelance writer and a teacher), while 1701A is for those whose income is only coming from his/her business or profession (eg. a full-time freelance writer or a bakery owner).
Here’s a diagram to guide you on what for you should file:
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