Community Tax Certificate

Find out about the community tax certificate in the Philippines who needs one and where to get a copy of this certificate...

The community tax applies to:

  • Every inhabitant of the Philippines aged 18 years of age or over who has been regularly employed on a wage or salary basis for at least 30 consecutive working days during any calendar year
  • Someone who is engaged in business or an occupation
  • Someone who owns real property with an aggregate assessed value of one thousand pesos or more
  • Someone who is required by law to file an income tax return

The community tax certificate is a documentary requirement when filing an income tax return, registering a new business or applying for postal ID. It is processed through the barangay or municipal offices where the applicant resides. The process for acquiring a community tax certificate is as follows:

  1. Proceed to city hall or barangay and ask for the designated office/desk/window for the Sedula/Community Tax Certificate (CTC)
  2. Present a valid ID
  3. Fill out the application form. Provide the following information:
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Citizenship
  • Civil status
  • Profession/Occupation/Business
  • TIN (tax identification number)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Right thumb print
  • Signature

4. Submit the accomplished application form

5. Pay the required amount at the designated personnel/window

6. Wait for the issuing officer to give you your Sedula/Community Tax Certificate (CTC)