The Philippine Statistics Authority will impose higher fees in requesting civil registry documents starting Feb. 2 following the implementation of new tax law.
According to Provincial Statistics Officer Antonet Catubuan, PSA-issued birth, marriage, and death certificates will be charged with P155 per copy from the current P140, while certificate of no marriage record (Cenomar) will hike to P210 from P195 per copy.
The increase in fees, according to PSO Catubuan is pursuant to Sec. 12 of BIR Revenue Regulations No. 4-2018 wherein each certificate of any description required by law shall have a documentary stamp tax of P30.
“But, we would like to clarify that only the DST has an increase, while the original price of civil registry documents—P180 for Cenomar, and P125 for birth, marriage, and death certificates- remain the same,” PSO Catubuan said.
With the implementation of this new rules on tax, Batch Request Query System (Breqs) outlets of PSA located in selected LGUs and SM stores are, also, expected to increase their rates.
Breqs outlets are authorized by PSA to accept requests for civil registry documents from their clients and to impose add-on fees depending on the approve ordinance by their respective LGUs or office.
The last time that the PSA implemented the increase for authenticated documents was in 2008.