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

Last Updated on 10/20/2021 by FilipiKnow

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 to track the amount of tax collection within a particular region and record and process tax returns, tax payments, and withholding taxes.

The RDO code matters only when filling out tax forms for taxpayers, 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 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 calls 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:

  • 8538-3200
  • 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 CodeRDO (Click for more info)
001Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
002Vigan, Ilocos Sur
003San Fernando, La Union
004Calasiao, West Pangasinan
005Alaminos, Pangasinan
006Urdaneta, Pangasinan
007Bangued, Abra
008Baguio City
009La Trinidad, Benguet
010Bontoc, Mt. Province
011Tabuk City, Kalinga
012Lagawe, Ifugao
013Tuguegarao, Cagayan
014Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
015Naguilian, Isabela
016Cabarroguis, Quirino
17ATarlac City, Tarlac
17BPaniqui, Tarlac
018Olongapo City
019Subic Bay Freeport Zone
020Balanga, Bataan
21ANorth Pampanga
21BSouth Pampanga
21CClark Freeport Zone
022Baler, Aurora
23ANorth Nueva Ecija
23BSouth Nueva Ecija
024Valenzuela City
25A (now RDO West Bulacan)Plaridel, Bulacan
25B (now RDO East Bulacan)Sta. Maria, Bulacan
026Malabon-Navotas
027Caloocan City
028Novaliches
029Tondo – San Nicolas
030Binondo
031Sta. Cruz
032Quiapo-Sampaloc-San Miguel-Sta. Mesa
033Intramuros-Ermita-Malate
034Paco-Pandacan-Sta. Ana-San Andres
035Romblon
036Puerto Princesa
037San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
038North Quezon City
039South Quezon City
040Cubao
041Mandaluyong City
042San Juan
043Pasig
044Taguig-Pateros
045Marikina
046Cainta-Taytay
047East Makati
048West Makati
049North Makati
050South Makati
051Pasay City
052Parañaque
53ALas Piñas City
53BMuntinlupa City
54ATrece Martirez City, East Cavite
54BKawit, West Cavite
055San Pablo City
056Calamba, Laguna
057Biñan, Laguna
058Batangas City
059Lipa City
060Lucena City
061Gumaca, Quezon
062Boac, Marinduque
063Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
064Talisay, Camarines Norte
065Naga City
066Iriga City
067Legazpi City, Albay
068Sorsogon, Sorsogon
069Virac, Catanduanes
070Masbate, Masbate
071Kalibo, Aklan
072Roxas City
073San Jose, Antique
074Iloilo City
075Zarraga, Iloilo City
076Victorias City, Negros Occidental
077Bacolod City
078Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
079Dumaguete City
080Mandaue City
081Cebu City North
082Cebu City South
083Talisay City, Cebu
084Tagbilaran City
085Catarman, Northern Samar
086Borongan, Eastern Samar
087Calbayog City, Samar
088Tacloban City
089Ormoc City
090Maasin, Southern Leyte
091Dipolog City
092Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
093AZamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
093BIpil, Zamboanga Sibugay
094Isabela, Basilan
095Jolo, Sulu
096Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
097Gingoog City
098Cagayan de Oro City
099Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
100Ozamis City
101Iligan City
102Marawi City
103Butuan City
104Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur
105Surigao City
106Tandag, Surigao del Sur
107Cotabato City
108Kidapawan, North Cotabato
109Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
110General Santos City
111Koronadal City, South Cotabato
112Tagum, Davao del Norte
113AWest Davao City
113BEast Davao City
114Mati, Davao Oriental
115Digos, Davao del Sur
 

My RDO Code is not on the list. Why?

Businesses with RDO Nos. 116, 125, 126, 121, 124, 123, 127, etc. are considered as large taxpayers. As such, they will be monitored by the National Office, specifically by the Large Taxpayer’s Division. You may contact them here.  

 

Latest RDO News and Updates.

  • In 2020, a BIR administrative order was released to rename the two revenue district offices in Bulacan1. This is to avoid confusion after they moved to the same building. RDO 25A and RDO 25B have been renamed RDO West Bulacan and RDO East Bulacan, respectively. Both RDOs are now located at the BIR Bldg., Bypass Road, Tiaong, Guiguinto, Bulacan.

Go back to the main article: Tax in the Philippines: An Ultimate Guide to Filing and Paying Taxes

 

References.

  1. BIR renames two RDOs in Bulacan to avoid confusion. (2020). Retrieved 23 August 2021, from https://mb.com.ph/2020/06/29/bir-renames-two-rdos-in-bulacan-to-avoid-confusion/

Miguel Antonio Dar II, CPA

Miguel Dar is a CPA and an experienced tax adviser specializing in tax audits. He gives tax advice to different start-ups and clarifies tax concerns of individual taxpayers. This includes helping clients register their businesses, training in tax and bookkeeping for start-up businesses, settling open cases, tax planning for future tax compliance, and responding to tax-related inquiries.

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

  1. HELLO PO ASK KO LANG PO KSE NAGKAMALI PO NALAGAY SA TIN ID KO NAGKABALIGTAD PO KASE FIRST NAME KO SA MIDDLE INITIAL ASK KO LANG PO HOW TYO CHANGE PO PUNTA PA PO BA KO KUNG SAN KO UN PINAGAWA OR ANY BRANCHES PO BA PWEDE ??

  2. Hi I’m from bauko mountain province and I want to transfer my BIR RDO to LaTrinidad Benguet . So I need to go home to file a request for transfer and I don’t have enough time. Are their any option so that I can cope up with the requirement ? Thank you and God BLess.

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  4. Hello, mag tanong lang ako tungkol kung pa anong mag apply ng Taxpayer Indentification Number nakatulad kung retired Philippines American citizens nanirahan dito sa California,U.S.A. Please advice me for more detail information. Thank you

    1. Here’s our guide to applying for TIN: https://filipiknow.net/how-to-get-tin-number/

  5. Hello May I know how do I get a certificate of non filing of income return tax for my scholarship? Thank you in advance.

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  7. Hello FilipiKnow, ask ko lang if ever na need ko pa ba mag transfer ng RDO code ko?
    033 RDO code ko and sa tondo po ako nakatira

    1. Tondo is RDO 029. As per the latest memorandum, you have to transfer to the RDO with jurisdiction over your place of residence. Pakibasa na lang po ito: https://filipiknow.net/bir-form-1905/

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