Here is a list of frequently asked questions about the system. If you have questions that are not included in this list, drop your questions at the BOSS Helpdesk.
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Yes! The BOSS is safe and secure for our clients to use. BOI uses advanced IT security solutions which allows greater efficiency in system operations, compliance and security.
Any browser would do. But for a better experience, it is recommended to use the updated Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome as internet browsers.
In the website, https://boss.boi.gov.ph ,click “Register” button and supply the needed information. Once completed, an activation link will be sent to the provided email address to verify and activate the account.
a. Book 1 of Omnibus Investment Code (EO226)
i. Application for project registration under Book 1 of EO226
1. Agri, Fishery and Other Resource Based Industries
2. Economic and Low Cost Housing
3. Energy and Related Projects
4. Infrastructure and Other Services Industries (ISIS)
5. Manufacturing Sector
6. Agriculture / Tourism / Services / Manufacturing Sectors for Micro Enterprise Projects (Micro Enterprise)
7. Agriculture / Tourism / Services / Manufacturing Sectors for Micro Enterprise Projects (Small Enterprise)
ii. Online application for Importation of Capital Equipment
iii. Submission of Annual Financial Report (AFS), Annual Report on Actual Operation (ARAO), Income Tax Return (ITR)
b. Book II
i. Online Application under Foreign Investments Act
1. Submission of Report for Annual Export Performance Report for Foreign Export Enterprise
c. Online Application under Retail Trade Liberalization Act of 2000,
d. Online Application under Investors Lease Act
e. Book III
i. Application for Endorsement on Establishment of Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines / Regional or Area Headquarters (RHQ) in the Philippines.
ii. Conversion to Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines
iii. Submission of Reports
1. Securities and Exchange Commission Certificate (SEC),
2. Inward Remittance (IR),
3. General Information Sheet (GIS)
4. General Terms and Condition (GTC)
f. Request for amendment (Amendment of Registration Details and Compliance to Terms and Condition (BOOK 1)
g. Request for Cancellation of Registration
h. Application for Motor Vehicle Development Program (Model Registration for Motorcycle, Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle)
i. Application for Endorsement on Accreditation of Jewelry Enterprise & Association Accreditation Under Jewelry Industry Development Act of 1998 (R.A. 8502)
j. Application for Endorsement on Accreditation under Footwear, Leather Goods and Tannery Industries Development Act (R.A. 9290),
k. Submission of Reports prescribed in the Tax Incentives Management and Transparency Act (TIMTA)
6.) What are the acceptable file formats and file size for uploading supporting documents for each application?
The acceptable file formats are: PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, DOC, DOCX, XLS and XLSX. The maximum file size is 100 MB per file.
BOSS has 2 payment options, namely:
1. Through over the counter bank transactions
2. Via LandBank Linkbiz payment facility, integrated with BOSS.
A minimal transaction fee shall be borne by the client as follows:
- Landbank – Php 15.00
- Bancnet – Php 25.00
- PCHC – Php 25.00
Once a client received a notification that he has a transaction for payment and decides to pay online, the client must download the Order of Payment (OP) which contains the OP Reference No.
OP Reference No. is a mandatory field in filing out the Linkbiz payment form to determine the client’s transaction for payment through the Linkbiz payment facility.
Clients may download the application guides at this link: https://boi.gov.ph/bossmanuals
The client is advised to visit the BOSS Helpdesk : https://boi.gov.ph/bosshelpdesk