Various news clippings are being published online evidencing the generosity of the private sector and the true embodiment of the word “Bayanihan” during these difficult times. Some members of the private sector have led the efforts in providing relief to the national government and other vital institutions in relation to the fight against Corona Virus Disease – 2019 (COVID-19).
As provided for under Bureau of Internal Revenue Revenue Regulations No. 09-2020 (“BIR RR No. 09-2020”) dated 06 April 2020, donations or gifts which are given for the sole and exclusive purpose of combatting COVID-19 during the period of the state of national emergency under R.A. 11469, shall be considered fully deductible against the gross income of the donor (whether an individual or a juridical entity).
What are the donations/gifts which are fully deductible to the gross income of the donor?
The following are the donations which are fully deductible:
- Cash donations;
- Donations of all critical or needed healthcare equipment or supplies as enumerated above;
- Relief goods such as, but not limited to, food packs (rice, canned goods, noodles, etc.) and water; and
- Use of property, whether real or personal (shuttle service, use of lots/buildings).
To whom should the donations or gifts be given in order to be fully deductible from the gross income of the donor?
The donees recognized under BIR RR No. 09-2020 are the following:
- National Government or any entity created by any of its agencies (including public hospitals) which is not conducted for profit, or to any political subdivision of the said Government, including fully-owned government corporations;
- Accredited non-stock, non-profit educations and/or charitable, religious, cultural, or social welfare corporations, institutions, foundation, non-government organization, trust or philanthropic organizations, or research institutions or organizations;
- Private Hospitals and/or non-stock non-profit educational and/or charitable, religious, cultural or social welfare corporations, institutions, foundations, non-government organizations (even if not accredited), trust or philanthropic organizations and/or research institutions or organizations; and
- Local private corporations, civic organizations, and/or international organizations/institutions provided that they are:
- Actually, directly, and exclusively distribute and/or transfer said donations/gifts to; and/or
- Partner as conduit/logistical machinery with, the accredited NGOs and/or national government or any entity created by any of its agencies which is not conducted for profit, or to any political subdivision of the said Government.
Are supporting documents evidencing the donation required in order to avail of the full deductibility?
Yes, there are certain documents which are necessary to prove that a donation took place. The supporting documents would differ as to the donee-recipient. These are as follows:
|National Government or any entity created by any of its
agencies which is not conducted for profit (including
public hospitals), or to any political subdivision of the
said Government, including fully-owned government
|Deed of Donation|
|Accredited non-stock, non-profit educations and/or
charitable, religious, cultural, or social welfare
corporations, institutions, foundations, non-
government organizations, trust or philanthropic
organizations, or research institutions or organizations
|Certificate of Donation (BIR Form 2322)|
Apart from the supporting documents, are there documentary requirements which are obligatory to be submitted?
Yes, the Regulation mandates both the donee-recipient and the donor to provide certain documents in order to avail the exemption and full deductibility of the donations from the gross income. They are as follows:
|Accredited non-stock, non-profit
educational and/or charitable,
religious, cultural or social welfare
corporations, institutions, foundations,
trust or philanthropic organizations
and/or research institutions or
organizations.Non-stock non-profit educational
and/or charitable, religious, cultural
or social welfare corporation,
institution, foundation, non-
government organization (even if
non-accredited), to include those
organized and operated exclusively
for health purposes such as private
hospitals, trust or philanthropic
organization and/or research
institution or organization
|Liquidation Report under Annex
A of BIR RR No. 09-2020
|1. Sworn Certification (under
Annex B of BIR RR No. 09-2020)
executed by the President of the
donor-Corporation or any of its
authorized officers, or by the
donor-individual himself stating
the following:a. name of the donee;
b. the date of donation;
c. the value of the donation; and
d. statement that the
donation was made solely
for the purpose of
supporting efforts to fight
COVID 19 during the
period of the state of
*together with proof of purchase
2. BIR-registered Acknowledgment
|Local private corporations or
institutions who partner to serve
as conduit with accredited NGOs
and/or national government or any
entity created by any of its agencies
which is not conducted for profit, or
to any political subdivision of the
|1. Liquidation Report under
Annex A of BIR RR No. 09-20202. Certificate of Donation (BIR
Form 2322) or Deed of Donation
|1. Certificate of Donation (BIR
Form 2322) or Deed of Donation
duly issued by the accredited or
respectively in the name of the
2. Proof of purchase (if donation is
3. BIR-registered Acknowledgment
Where will these documentary requirements be submitted?
Revenue District Office where the donor and done-recipient are registered.
When should these documents be submitted?
These requirements shall be submitted within sixty (60) days from the lifting of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”).
The issuance of BIR RR No. 09-2020 only proves that the national government greatly appreciates and values the assistance given by the private sector. It also encourages other individuals and/or juridical entities to support the State in its endeavors in the recovery and rehabilitation of the whole nation from the disruptive effects of COVID-19.
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