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
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