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How to Transfer Your RDO Using BIR Form 1905

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to resign from your job and go full time into your profession. Whether you’re going to become a freelancer, a licensed professional, or a small business owner, you’re now your own boss!ย Now to make sure that things are on the up and up, the first thing you’ll have to do is transfer your RDO – from the RDO of your employer to YOUR RDO. Fortunately, the process is easy and quite painless by using the BIR Form 1905.

Steps In Transfering Your RDO

Step 1

Find out in which RDO your TIN is now. Most likely, your employer moved your TIN to their RDO. To confirm, you can call the BIR Contact Center at 981-7003, 981-7020, 981-7040, or 981-7046. If they can’t help you, you may have to go to the RDO and inquire. It’s fairly quick though and they can look up in which RDO your TIN is in.

Step 2

Fill out BIR Form 1905. You can get a copy here but we do recommend that you check the BIR website to see if there’s an updated copy. Here’s what you place in the fields:

Part I: Taxpayer Information

Make sure you fill out the following fields: Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), RDO Code, Contact Number, and your Registered Name.

Part II

Change In Registered Address

Find Section 7 entitled “Correction/Change/Update of Registration Information”. You’ll be ticking Field 7B or “Change in Registered Address”

bir form 1905 change rdo change in registered address

Chances are, you’re moving to another RDO. If you are, tick the box that says “Transfer of Home RDO,” then place the From RDO and the To RDO (the RDO of your new address). After that, write your new address (most likely your home address if you’re a home-based freelancer), your zip code, and your telephone number.

If you are transferring within the same RDO but a different address, then tick the box that says “Transfer within Same RDO”. Write your address, zip code, and telephone number.

Sign the Declaration

Write your name and sign. For the title, you may place your official title or just “Taxpayer”

bir form 1905 declaration

Step 3

Bring the BIR Form 1905 to your OLD RDO. In around 1 week, processing should be done and your TIN should now be registered in your new RDO.

This is just the first step in legitimizing your new business. After this, you’ll fill out your Form 1901, get some books stamped, and finally get your Certificate of Registration (COR).

And after getting your COR, you can start filing taxes such as your annual income tax returns.

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269 thoughts on “How to Transfer Your RDO Using BIR Form 1905”

      1. Sir. Can i have my 1901 delivered to me? i have a strict sched since i’m not working on a BPO company. if that’s possible what or whom should i contact?

        1. The 1901 is a form that you can download and fill out on your home PC. Here’s a link to the form.
          Just in case you meant 1905 and you need help with processing your 1905, we can help you with that as well via our BizReg service (link).

          1. sir gusto ko lang po tanungin. Mga ilang days po ang processing kpag pinasend mu sa lbc ung 1905 form?para mapaliPat ung rdo ko?

          2. Marianita Calindatas gentapan

            Hi Good day, can you help me to transfer my RDO from 034 to 080?
            How much?

          3. paano po mgtransfer ng rdo from rdo 32 manila to rdo 56 calamba .. sa manila po kc niregister ung tin number ko nung nagpaassit ako onlin hanggang ngyon po hndi p ko nasahod dahil sa wla pkong bir sa provincial government of laguna po ako ngwwork .. pwede po bang hndi nko pmunta ng office sa manila pra itransfer nlng thru email o ipadala ko nlng ung form kko ng 1905 pra itransfer ako sa calamba thru lbc ..

          4. Good day po.
            Last RDO ko po ay sa QC pa po, then magpapa change RDO po ako para sa new work ko po dito sa Camarines Sur. Please help po. Hindi po kasi ako makakapunta na ng QC due to pandemic. Salamat po.

            1. Hi Mary Grace, you may try sending your last RDO an email to request transfer of your TIN. Though you should take note that they do not respond to email inquiries as fast as you would want it to be. If you are in a rush to have your TIN transferred we have CPA partners who can assist you with this if interested to avail such service, let us know by sending us an email at ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. Hi, i was hired last january in Taguig and i already paid the Annual income Tax (500php) then the pandemic happened so i decided to go to my hometown and recently i Applied as Contact Tracer. do i have to pay another 500 for the annual income tax again? since i changed my RDO?

        3. Hi Sir,

          My husband’s RDO is Manila. And we really need to transfer it here in Cebu? Do you have any idea about their email address? Since it’s very hard to travel due to the current situation. Your response is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance

          1. Sir, kelangan po ba personal na dalhin sa dating rdo yung form? Yung prev comp ko po kasi sa makati pero sa tuguegarao naka reg ang comp. kaya dun yun rdo nya. Pede po kaya ito via email? TIA po.

          2. Hellp po if employed then gusto na maging freelancer do I need to change my tax type from 1902 to 1901? If yes paano po siya i fifill up sa form 1905?

          1. Hello sir, question lang, is there any way na pwede mapa transfer from old rdo (sta cruz manila) to (trece martires cavite) without appearance. Can you help me with that Thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

            1. Jay-r tapia faustino

              Pano ponkung wala naman pong nabago sa adress ko kung san ako nkatira pano po akonkukuha ng verification slip

          2. Hello I am currently confused ,what should I put on the address is it the address of my current work or my home address . Thanks

            1. Hi Meyra! If this is for RDO transfer and you are asking about what to put in the Form 1905, it should be the address where you wish to transfer your TIN. ๐Ÿ™‚

            2. Parang d nsagot ung question mo if sa home address or sa current work ittransfer. Un dn need ko malaman

              1. Hi Ghen! If your employer agreed that you can transfer your TIN to your home address then that is alright. ๐Ÿ™‚

          3. I filed 1905 last March 01, 2021 in BIR Digos to be transferred in Davao po. How would I know if it is successfully transferred? Pinaiwan lang po kasi sa drop box yung form po.

          4. Sir EJ .. tanong ko lang po, is it necessary po na mag change ng RDO at address dahil may new employer na po ako? or pwde po bang mamalagi nalang sa dating RDO at address? ..Sana po mapansin niyo at matulungan niyo po ako, Thank You po.

          5. You mean Sir Ej , We need to go to Manila just to submit this form 1905? There’s no other way to submit this form like to submit it online thru email to the BIR office,is it possible in order to avoid this strict compliance during this time of pandemic??

            1. Hi Dionelo,

              Unfortunately, there is still no online service for RDO transfer. One alternative you can take is to hire an accountant or bookkeeper to do transfer your TIN for you.

              1. Maria Millicent Dela Cruz

                Hello Alecxa,

                Some RDOs allow transfer of TIN via email request. Though if you do this process it may take a while before for the RDO respond to you so it is better done personally if you are in a hurry.
                ๏ปฟIf you wish to send an email request for RDO transfer, you may check for your RDO’s contact details here:
                ๏ปฟIf you can not do it, you may ask someone to do it for you, or if you wish to avail of our services, we can assist you also.
                ๏ปฟIf interested to avail services and see the rate, kindly contact us at

                Thank you and have a

          6. Hi sir. May I ask, who will input my zipcode? The BIR staff says it is system generated. Our zipcode is suppose dto be 1608 but she is insisting in the system, its 1602.

          7. Hi, Good day! Resigned na ako sa trabaho pero di ko pa din napachange ung RDO number ko, Laguna to Cavite. Hindi po ba ako mabibigyan ng Form 2316 kung di ko naitransfer?
            Ngayon, magtatrabaho na ako ulit sa Laguna, need ko pa ba ipabago para makakuha ako ng Form 2316?
            Nirerequire kasi sakin un ng next employer ko.

            Thank you so much.

            1. Your previous employer will still give it to you even if you transfer your RDO. It is best that you follow this up with them this January. ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. Maria Millicent Dela Cruz

              Hello Russel,

              Yes this is possible but please do know that some RDOs allow transfer of TIN via email request.
              ๏ปฟIf you wish to send an email request for RDO transfer, you may check for your RDO’s contact details here:
              Thank you!

            1. Maria Millicent Dela Cruz

              Hello Jared,

              You may try to call BIR’s hotline to inquire about this. Their main hotline number is 8538-3200.

          8. hi sir can i ask pumunta po ako sa rdo bohol 084 update my status and so happened na rdo 081 pala ako belong .The staff of rdo bohol 084 advice me to email rdo cebu to process my application here in bohol pero wala po sumasagot sa email. do i need to go in cebu?

        4. Hi Franz, call your new RDO. In RDO 003 La Union, they accepted my request for transfer of RDO. Sila na daw mag process. from Manila yung old RDO ko tapos La Union yung new RDO. Hindi ko alam kung yun na ba yung bagong process or iba iba tlga per RDO. Kaya mas okay talaga tawag ka sa new RDO mo ๐Ÿ™‚ good luck!

          1. Wow nice naman ng new RDO mo po. Here in our place is the same I should go back to Manila and request for transfer pa ng RDO huhu.

            1. hello maam, same concern…

              Pero COVID pandemic ngayon, natatakot pa ko mag fly in and out sa manila. my old RDO is manila, now im here in Cebu. so medyo hassle to do that. sana they have a way of transferring through internet.

              1. Ung tinanong ko kanina e lbc lang daw ung form 1905 mo sa OLD RDO with picture then inform ur NEW RDO kailan darating ang form 1905 sa OLD RDO mo…

              2. Actually, you can process your 1905 online. They allow transfer through email. You just have to attach of course your accomplished form 1905 and 2 valid IDs (preferably government-issued) and send it to your old RDO’s email address or you can also fax it to them. Although after transfer, you have to file your 1901 in person in on your new RDO. ๐Ÿ™‚

          2. same problem…pinaghintay ako n almost 3 months den sasabihin di nia kaya itransfer para caloocan ung old ko then ipatransfer ko d2 sa cotabato city need dw na ako ang magprocess sa caloocan…covid pa naman…

        5. Gud morning po,

          Sa caloocan RDO 27 po to RDO 36 paanu po ang gagawin ko kc pandemic pwedi po bang e apply sa online at anu po ang account ng BIR ang pweding gamitin

      2. Hi sir,paano po ba mg transfer ng old RDO 112 to RDO 113 ppunta po ako ngayon sa BIR tagum to say transfer my old to new RDO galing po ako kahapon sa BIR davao punta ako tagum city to transfer how po sir?

      3. Kindly give me email adress of Maam Ma.Delacruz? were I can EMAIL my 1905 Transfer from Rdo41 to Rdo15..I fax ko po sna pero ang sabe email n lng daw po…kc wala fax machine. THANK YOU…

        1. Hi Rachelle, we don’t have that information. Also, just to be sure we’re on the same page, we are not the BIR. ๐Ÿ™‚ It may be better to call the BIR contact center for this concern at 981-7003, 981-7020, 981-7040, or 981-7046.

      4. Hi EJ! Is the 1905 also the same form to use to change name? Say from single to married name? Is it also required to change everything like passport, prc id, license to that new name? Thank you!

              1. I mean if i change to my married name does it follow that i need to change my prc id as well? So that registered TIN name is same as license name? Or i can have my maiden name on my ids? Thank you!

            1. Hi po, ok lng ba magpalipat ng RDO from makati to cubao, pero ung employer ko sa makati pa dn. ililipat lng sa quezon city kasi may irregister lng na business. Hindi po ba affected ung employer sa makati? Thanks

        1. Good morning. My employer is in mandaluyong as well as my rdo. I have a new business in qc. Do i need to transfer my rdo to qc? I am not resigning with my employer. I am using just one tin for my business and as employee.

        2. Hello, Sir EJ. Pwede ba employer yung mgdadala nung form ng resigning employee sa BIR? o yung employee mismo dapat pupunta dun?

          1. Another person can file your 1905 for you. As long as you give them special power of attorney. Most likely your employer, however, won’t be able to do that — you’ll likely have to do it yourself.

        3. what are the requirements needed for changing of RDO besides filling up form 1905? do we need to bring anything? thank you!

          1. When I submitted my 1905, I didn’t really bring anything else. Just that! To be sure though, best to bring a government issued photo ID at least. Oh, also bring P500 for the processing fee. ๐Ÿ™‚

            (edit: Randy is right, wala pong processing fee!)

        4. hi can you process the transfer while youโ€™re still rendering or youโ€™ll have to wait until youโ€™re officially unemployed from ur prev company before you start the transfer process? thanks!

            1. Sir ang tin number k is single at gusto ko po matransfer to married yng tin ko ay from quezon city pa at single gusto ko po ma transfer dito sa Masbate. Naka fill up na po ako ma process ba agad ito kasi kailangan ko na talaga ang sabi ng teller sa Masbate BIR na tawagan k number ng BIR kaya lang diko makontak hi
              Po ba agad ma transfer sir pls…

          1. Hi Maricel, if the company you worked for before closed and you moved to another company, you will have to file your income tax yourself. Only those who were with one company within the year can get substituted filing. Hope I was able to answer your concern!

        5. Good day. I have a new employer today. I was told to transfer my tin from my old rdo to their rdo. Is it my job or is it theirs? Thanks

          1. Yours. No one else can change that information since it’s YOUR TIN. Now some companies may have a runner who can help but, ultimately, it would be your responsibility. ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. Hi sir! My new HR told me that BIR 1905 is no longer required. Hence, neither I nor them need to process the change of RDO. My colleague also told me itโ€™s in the RMC of BIR. Can you confirm? Thank you!

              1. Hi Judy, some RDOs allow TIN transfer via email request, have you tried contacting your RDO? Take note if you will request this via email this may take a while as sometimes RDOs do not respond to emails immediately. If you are in a hurry, you may go to your RDO and submit a filled-out Form 1905 with the business address you will use together with a photocopy of your proof of billing and ID.

                1. Hi, I need to transfer my RDO as well, Do i need to go to the NEW RDO after requesting on my old one, or i just need to go to my old RDO and request it? Thank you

                  1. If you only need to transfer your TIN no need to go to the new RDO after requesting. But if you need to register as a self-employed individual, yes you still need to go.

          2. Good morning sir, ask ko lang kc yung sa anak ko is nag end of contract na po sya last year pa.. At nung kkunin nya na back pay nya, need daw po ng tin id. (Since ung employer nya po ang nag apply ng tin pero wla po narelease na i.d sa kanya) then nung nagpunta nman po sya ng BIR dun din po nakita na mali ung last name nya. So nag file nman po sya ng 1905 (change in trade name) at nung kkuha na po ulit ng i.d sabi ng BIR na need nya magtransfer ng rdo from 039 to rdo 036. At kailangan nya pa mag fax, contact sa old rdo. At bnigyan nnman sya ng form 1905 (change in registered address). Paano po ba talaga ang gagawin? Parang pinagpapasahan na kasi eh..

            1. Hi Irene, your child’s employer is most likely in RDO 039. So when they registered for your daughter/son, they likely registered in their own RDO. Now that your child is dealing directly with the BIR and updating her records, she first has to change the RDO to HER RDO (not her company’s). In this case this is RDO 036. Once that’s done, then she can request for all the changes she needs. All of this passing people around is an unfortunately consequence of the RDO being decentralized.
              If your child is registered and s/he needs to file her/his returns, s/he may want to try out Taxumo. It works NATIONWIDE, regardless of RDO so s/he can file her/his returns from anywhere. ๐Ÿ™‚

          3. sir possible poh b process ng change of residence add from RDO 038 to RDO 001 through email lang poh,..d poh kc aq mkakapunta ng manila dto n poh aq nka base s ilocos,..and penge n dn poh email add kung possible. tnxs

          4. Hi! Thanks for the useful info. Ask ko lang po if same process po ito in changing the name on their system? Apparently all my BIR papers (1902, previous 1905s, 2305 and 2316) have the correct spelling of my name however when they checked my name via my TIN on their system, the spelling of my name is wrong.

          5. Hi sir, how can I request to transfer my RDO code since nka address pa yung RDO ko sa Pasay pa and now I find it hard dahil dito na ako sa Province nagtatrabaho. Hopefully matulungan niyo po ako for the email address ng Pasay BIR po. Thank you!

          6. Hi Sir,

            I’m currently employed but planning to start a business at the same time. After the transfer of RDO, what is the process for updating the status in the new RDO? Also, would transferring of my RDO have any effect on the filing of ITR by my current employer?

          7. Rutchen B. Kibapundan

            Hello sir! Wat if po ang old RDO q is from manila and im from cebu! Then im advised po na e fax ask q po wer can i get my new 1905 form na transfered na and at the same time may stamped na

            1. The BIR will only provide a stamped 1905 form once they accept and process your form. If you want, we may be able to help you by filing your 1905 for you. We’re piloting a new service to help taxpayers with that. If you’re interested, email us at and we can send you the details.

              1. Hello sir , my registered rdo is 050 which is from makati and my new employer will be at rdo 083 here in cebu . What should i do sir since i cant go to makati just to process this changes . Can you help me sir for alternatives ? Thanks

          8. Hi Sir.

            I am currently employed and planning on pursuing a business at the same time. Upon checking, I need to transfer from my employer’s RDO to the RDO near my residence. If I transfer to another RDO, will there be any effect on the part of my current employer when filing my ITR? Also, what is the process when updating status to the new RDO?

            1. There won’t be any impact. They can still file for you. However, if you need to update any information (such as new dependents), your employer can’t do that for you anymore. You’ll have to do it yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. You mean po kung wala yung taxpayer sa Philippines or, at least, near their RDO? You can have someone else file it on your behalf, if you wish. We’re trying out a service right now for that. Send us a note at [] and we can help you with the RDO change. ๐Ÿ™‚

          9. Hello, ask lang po when ang deadline ng filing ng 1901? Sa RDO 54A po sya trece martires cavite. Sabi ng iba nung march 31 pa. Sabi naman ng accounting on april 30? ๐Ÿค”

          10. LEONARD BRYAN castro

            So sir kung ang rdo nasa visayas(cebu) at ipapalipat sa luzon(pangasinan) pupunta pa rin ba sa visayas para sa Old RDO??

          11. Good day sir!
            Tanong ko lang po how to change may RDO from RDO 032 to RDO 25A? Kailangan po ba na pumunta pa ako ng RDO 032? From Bulacan pa po kasi ako . Bali ipinakuha ko lang po yung tin ko and then dun po nairegister sa RDO 032. April 12, 2018 po sya nairegister. Ililipat ko po kasi yung work ko po ay sa Deped Pandi South District. Salamat sir.

            1. Hello Mary Ann,
              For RDO transfer, you need to do is to visit RDO 032 and request to be transferred to RDO 25A. Nothing to worry, it’s pretty quick just fill out the BIR 1905 form. In around 1 week, processing should be done and your TIN should now be registered in your new RDO. ๐Ÿ™‚

              1. My Concern is I need to transfer my Tin From RDO31 to RDO 114. it is impossible for me to go to my old RDO due to this pandemic. I visit the RDO 114 to cater my concern but they suggested to email my old RDO for their response.

                my concern is they request valid ID’s and I don’t have any valid/government ID’s, what is the other alternative for that sir?

          12. Hello sir. Ask ko lang po if pwede tao ko mag process ng form ko sa paglipat ng rdo o dapat personal. Please reply. Thank you

              1. Hello, Ma’am/Sir. Can you help me? How to correct my middle name in TIN ID? And How much?
                Nag punta po kasi ako sa BIR sabi mag babayad pa daw po ng 1 Thousand pesos sa bangko para ma correct yung name. 1 letter lang po ang mali sa name ng tin id ko. I need your help

          13. Christian Brent Cadiz

            Hi. Iam currently employed to a new company, however, parehas lang yung rdo kung saan nakaregister yung previous company ko. Ano pong process yung gagawin?