Step 1: Business entity registration
A.) Sole proprietorship – Register with the Department of Trade and Industry
B.) Partnership/Corporation – Register with the Securities and Exchange Commission
C.) Cooperative – Register with the Cooperative Development Authority
Step 2: Business permit
Apply for the business permit and license from the city or municipality where the business is located. Secure sector-specific clearances such as Department of Tourism (DOT) for travel agencies, Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) for food and cosmetics, and Department of Education (DepEd) for learning centers.
Step 3: Register with BIR
Register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office where the business is going to be located for authority to print Invoice and Book of Journal.
Step 4: Other registration requirements
Register your business with the following offices to comply with existing regulations:
A.) Social Security System (SSS)
B.) Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
E.) Department of Environment and Natural Resources