How to Get BIR RDO Code: An Updated List of Revenue District Offices in the Philippines

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This article has been reviewed and edited by Miguel Dar, a CPA and an experienced tax consultant who specializes in tax audits. He provides tax advice to various start-up enterprises and clarified tax concerns of individual taxpayers. This includes assisting clients in registering their businesses, tax and bookkeeping training for start-up businesses, settling open cases, tax planning for future tax compliance and answering tax-related inquiries. 

Looking for your RDO code?

In this guide, you’ll learn how to get or verify any RDO code so you know where your tax records are kept and which BIR office you should transact with.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only and is not substitute for professional advice.

Related: How to Transfer RDO Using BIR Form 1905

 

What is RDO in BIR?

RDO, which stands for Revenue District Office, is a sector under the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) that keeps the records of taxpayers under its jurisdiction.

An RDO performs many tax functions, but the most familiar to taxpayers is its array of frontline services, such as processing of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) registration and TIN card issuance.

Although the BIR has more than 100 RDOs in the Philippines, each taxpayer is assigned to only one RDO.

Since BIR registration records are not centralized (as every RDO keeps its own records of its registered taxpayers), you can access your information and transact only with the RDO where you’re presently registered.

Thus, it’s important to know the RDO where you’re registered.

 

What is an RDO code?

An RDO code is a three-digit numeric or alphanumeric code assigned to each RDO in the country.

The BIR uses these codes for tracking the amount of tax collection within a particular region, as well as recording and processing tax returns, tax payments, and withholding taxes.

For taxpayers, the RDO code matters only when filling out tax forms, as it’s required for every transaction with the BIR.

 

How to Know Your BIR RDO Code: 3 Ways.

Do you already have a TIN but don’t know or can’t remember your RDO code? You can retrieve or verify your correct RDO code in any of these three ways:

1. Check your BIR Form 1901/1902/1903/1904/1905.

Look for a copy of the BIR form you filed when you applied for a TIN.

It’s the BIR Form 1901 for self-employed, BIR Form 1903 for corporate taxpayers, or BIR Form 1904 for one-time taxpayers and people registered under EO 98.

If you’re an employee, you may request a copy of your BIR Form 1902 from the HR department of the employer that handled your TIN registration.

However, if you previously filed for RDO transfer, you need to find your updated RDO code, which is written on your copy of the BIR Form 1905.

Once you’ve gotten hold of your BIR form, you can find your RDO code somewhere at the upper right of the document.

 

2. Contact the BIR hotline.

You may inquire about your RDO code by calling the BIR’s Customer Assistance Division.

For security purposes, the BIR provides the RDO code over phone call rather than email. When you call the BIR contact center, you’ll be asked for your full name, TIN, birthdate, mother’s maiden name, and other details to verify your identity.

Here are the numbers to call when you need to know your RDO code:

  • 8981-7030
  • 8981-7003
  • 8981-7040
  • 8981-7020
  • 8981-7046
  • 8981-7419
  • 8981-7452
  • 8981-7478
  • 8981-7479

Related: Tax in the Philippines: An Ultimate Guide to Filing and Paying Taxes

 

3. Visit the nearest RDO.

This method for verifying your RDO code may be the most inconvenient, but it’s a sure way to get the information you need, especially if you can’t get through the busy BIR hotlines.

Go to any RDO and request a TIN verification slip. Fill it out with your full name, birth date, and address. If you’re a married woman, you should indicate your maiden name.

Present your accomplished slip to the BIR officer who will then stamp it and indicate your TIN, RDO code, and RDO location.

Related: How to Verify Lost or Forgotten TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number)

 

At a Glance: The Updated List of BIR RDO Codes in the Philippines.

RDO Code
RDO (Click for more info)
001
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
002
Vigan, Ilocos Sur
003
San Fernando, La Union
004
Calasiao, West Pangasinan
005
Alaminos, Pangasinan
006
Urdaneta, Pangasinan
007
Bangued, Abra
008
Baguio City
009
La Trinidad, Benguet
010
Bontoc, Mt. Province
011
Tabuk City, Kalinga
012
Lagawe, Ifugao
013
Tuguegarao, Cagayan
014
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
015
Naguilian, Isabela
016
Cabarroguis, Quirino
17A
Tarlac City, Tarlac
17B
Paniqui, Tarlac
018
Olongapo City
019
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
020
Balanga, Bataan
21A
North Pampanga
21B
South Pampanga
21C
Clark Freeport Zone
022
Baler, Aurora
23A
North Nueva Ecija
23B
South Nueva Ecija
024
Valenzuela City
25A
Plaridel, Bulacan
25B
Sta. Maria, Bulacan
026
Malabon-Navotas
027
Caloocan City
028
Novaliches
029
Tondo - San Nicolas
030
Binondo
031
Sta. Cruz
032
Quiapo-Sampaloc-San Miguel-Sta. Mesa
033
Intramuros-Ermita-Malate
034
Paco-Pandacan-Sta. Ana-San Andres
035
Romblon
036
Puerto Princesa
037
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
038
North Quezon City
039
South Quezon City
040
Cubao
041
Mandaluyong City
042
San Juan
043
Pasig
044
Taguig-Pateros
045
Marikina
046
Cainta-Taytay
047
East Makati
048
West Makati
049
North Makati
050
South Makati
051
Pasay City
052
Parañaque
53A
Las Piñas City
53B
Muntinlupa City
54A
Trece Martirez City, East Cavite
54B
Kawit, West Cavite
055
San Pablo City
056
Calamba, Laguna
057
Biñan, Laguna
058
Batangas City
059
Lipa City
060
Lucena City
061
Gumaca, Quezon
062
Boac, Marinduque
063
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
064
Talisay, Camarines Norte
065
Naga City
066
Iriga City
067
Legazpi City, Albay
068
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
069
Virac, Catanduanes
070
Masbate, Masbate
071
Kalibo, Aklan
072
Roxas City
073
San Jose, Antique
074
Iloilo City
075
Zarraga, Iloilo City
076
Victorias City, Negros Occidental
077
Bacolod City
078
Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
079
Dumaguete City
080
Mandaue City
081
Cebu City North
082
Cebu City South
083
Talisay City, Cebu
084
Tagbilaran City
085
Catarman, Northern Samar
086
Borongan, Eastern Samar
087
Calbayog City, Samar
088
Tacloban City
089
Ormoc City
090
Maasin, Southern Leyte
091
Dipolog City
092
Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
093A
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
093B
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
094
Isabela, Basilan
095
Jolo, Sulu
096
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
097
Gingoog City
098
Cagayan de Oro City
099
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
100
Ozamis City
101
Iligan City
102
Marawi City
103
Butuan City
104
Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur
105
Surigao City
106
Tandag, Surigao del Sur
107
Cotabato City
108
Kidapawan, North Cotabato
109
Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
110
General Santos City
111
Koronadal City, South Cotabato
112
Tagum, Davao del Norte
113A
West Davao City
113B
East Davao City
114
Mati, Davao Oriental
115
Digos, Davao del Sur

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35 thoughts on “How to Get BIR RDO Code: An Updated List of Revenue District Offices in the Philippines

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  2. Is there an easy way to transfer RDO? Nasa 050 makati yung akin and lumipat na kami dito sa Davao. Ibang employer na din (home based, client is overseas so balak ko sana magfile para lang may ITR ako) but the first step is to transfer kaso huling basa ko, kailangan ko pang personally present sa 050 para itransfer and RDO which is really inconvenient kasi di naman ako lilipad pa-manila para lang sa transfer. Is there a way online?

    1. Kindly check this article: https://filipiknow.net/bir-form-1905/

      I suggest do it once BIR offices reopen to the public.

  3. Good day po..!mgrequest po aq ng RDO for verification ng TIN Number qpo..pls.respect my message..!thank you…

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