Archive for August 20, 2019


8 Aug 21

In the Philippines, married women have the option to use their husband’s last name or retain their maiden name.  Bear in mind that when a woman decides to change her last name (in her IDs, public records, etc.) she cannot undo this unless she becomes a widow or her marriage is annulled.

Here are quick guides on how you can update your government-issued IDs and other documents with your married last name.

  1. PhilHealth records

Bring the following at any PhilHealth office when requesting to update your records:

  1. SSS

Bring the following at any SSS branch to update your last name:

  1. Pag-IBIG

Bring the following at any SSS branch to update your last name:

  1. Passport

Bring the following on your scheduled appointment at the DFA

You can order your PSA marriage certificate at www.psahelpline.ph.  They process and deliver PSA documents so you don’t have to line up at the PSA or take a leave from work.

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8 Aug 20

Most of us, if not all of us, acquired our Tax Identification Number (TIN) when we landed our first job… and yes, while we were still single.  But how does a taxpayer, especially women, update her civil status with the BIR after he or she is married?

I don’t think there is a way to update your records as a taxpayer online, unlike SSS and maybe PhilHealth.  You will have to manually fill out and submit some documents in order for your marital status to be updated (and your taxes appropriated).

Here are the steps:

  1. Download and print a copy of BIR Form 2305  for employed taxpayers and BIR Form 1905 for self-employed taxpayers.
  2. Fill out the form except for Part V, as this part is for your employer.
  3. Prepare a copy of your PSA marriage certificate to support your request for change of marital status.
  4. In Part II of the forms, check the letter “K” and write “Update Status and Registered Name to Married Name” in the blank box.
  5. On the second page (or backside of the form), check “Registered Name” in 4G.
  6. Write your married name under “New” and your maiden name under “Old”.
  7. Attach a copy of your PSA marriage certificate and submit the accomplished form to the BIR branch office or Revenue District office where your TIN is currently registered. If you are employed, submit the accomplished form to your employer.

If you are unsure which Revenue District Office or BIR branch office you are registered, you may call 981-8888.

You can have your PSA marriage certificate delivered to you by PSAHelpline.ph.  Just log on to http://www.psahelpline.ph or message them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PSAHelpline.ph/ where you can actually order through chat!  Try it! This is where I always get my PSA documents.

 

Reference: www.bir.gov.ph

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