How do I know my BIR RDO code?

Are you wondering what your RDO code is? If yes, search no more. In this article, you’ll learn the easy steps to get your RDO code to know who has your tax record and identify the BIR office for your transactions. So without further ado, let’s dive into details.

Whether you’re a taxpayer or operate a business, knowing your RDO is essential to determine the registry of your tax record. In addition, each taxpayer or business has a designated RDO sector. Since taxation is what fuels the government, generating tax revenues is vital. Thus, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has created an RDO codes list to assist in collecting and checking tax returns, tax payments, and other taxes.

What is RDO in BIR?

Revenue District Office (RDO) is a sector under BIR mandated to keep taxpayers’ records. It conducts varying tax services, including the registration of Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and issues the TIN card. While BIR has over 100 RDOs across the Philippines, each taxpayer has a specific RDO. Furthermore, knowing your RDO is necessary since BIR doesn’t have a centralized record of registrations. Thus, each taxpayer can only request details and transact with their designated RDO as it is where their records are.

What is an RDO code?

Your RDO code contains alphanumeric or three-digit numeric codes designated for every RDO across the country and used by BIR to track the tax collection amount in a specific area. Moreover, the RDO code assists in recording and processing tax payments, withholding taxes, and tax returns. You can use the RDO code when accomplishing BIR forms, so ensure to verify the correct one.

How to know your BIR RDO code?

If you already got a TIN but forget your RDO code, you can get your correct RDO code through the following:

  1. Look at your BIR Form

If you have filed for a TIN, check the copy of the BIR form you filled out, including:

  • BIR Form 1901- Self Employed
  • BIR Form 1903- Corporate Taxpayers
  • BIR Form 1904- One-time Taxpayers/ Individuals registered under EO 98
  • BIR Form- Employee (request from the employer’s HR department)

On the other, if you recently filed an RDO transfer, you can check your latest RDO code on BIR Form 1905. After securing a copy of your BIR form, your RDO code is on the forms upper right of the.

  1. Call the BIR Hotline

Another way to know your RDO code is to call and inquire through the Customer Assistance Division of BIR. Remember, BIR will only give your RDO code through a phone call for security reasons. Also, before calling the BIR hotline, know that the representative will ask for your Full Name, Birthdate, TIN, Maiden Name of your Mother, and other information for verification. 

BIR’s main hotline number is 8538-3200, but you may also contact them through the following:

  • 8981-7003
  • 8981-7020
  • 8981-7030
  • 8981-7040
  • 8981-7419
  • 8981-7046
  • 8981-7452
  • 8981-7478
  • 8981-7479
  1. Go to the nearest RDO

Lastly, the surest way to know and verify your RDO code is to go to the nearest RDO. While it can be inconvenient, this is the best way, especially if BIR hotlines are always busy. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Visit any RDO office.
  • Request for a verification slip of your TIN.
  • Fill out the required fields.
  • Accomplish the verification slip and present it to the BIR officer.
  • Then, it is stamped and contains your TIN and RDO code and location.

List of BIR RDO Codes 2022

RegionRDO CodeDistrict Office
Calasiao001Laoag, Ilocos Norte
002Vigan, Ilocos Sur
003San Fernando, La Union
004Calasiao, Central Pangasinan
005Alaminos City, West Pangasinan
006Urdaneta City, East Pangasinan
Cordillera Administrative Region007Bangued, Abra
008Baguio City
009La Trinidad, Benguet
010Bontoc, Mt. Province
011Tabuk City, Kalinga
012Lagawe, Ifugao
Tuguegarao City013Tuguegarao, Cagayan
014Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
015Naguilan, Isabela
016Cabarroguis, Quirino
City of San Fernando, Pampanga17ATarlac, Tarlac City
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
Caloocan City024Valenzuela City
25AWest Bulacan
25BEast Bulacan
027Caloocan City
City of Manila029Tondo-San Nicolas
031Sta. Cruz
032Quiapo-Sampaloc-Sta. Mesa-San Miguel
034Paco-Pandacan-Sta. Ana-San Andres
036Puerto Princesa
Quezon City028Novaliches
038North Quezon City
039South Quezon City
East NCR041Mandaluyong City
042San Juan
Makati City047East Makati
048West Makati
049North Makati
050South Makati
South NCR044Taguig-Pateros
051Pasay City
53ALas Pinas City
53BMuntinlupa City
CABAMIRO (Cavite-Batangas-Mindoro-Romblon)035Romblon
037San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
54ATrece Martirez City, East Cavite
54BKawit, West Cavite
058Batangas City
059Lipa City
063Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
LAQUEMAR (Laguna-Quezon-Marinduque)055San Pablo City
056Calamba, Laguna
057Binan, Laguna
060Lucena City
061Gumaca, Quezon
062Boac, Marinduque
Legazpi City064Talisay, Camarines Norte
065Naga City
066Iriga City
067Legazpi City, Albay
068Sorsogon, Sorsogon
069Virac, Catanduanes
070Masbate, Masbate
Iloilo City071Kalibo, Aklan
072Roxas City
073San Jose, Antique
074Iloilo City
075Zarraga, Iloilo City
Bacolod City076Victorias City, Negros Occidental
077Bacolod City
078Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
079Dumaguete City
Cebu City080Mandaue City
081Cebu City North
082Cebu City South
083Talisay, Cebu
084Tagbilaran City
Eastern Visayas Region085Catarman, Northern Samar
086Borongan, Eastern Samar
087Calbayog City, Samar
088Tacloban City
089Ormoc City
090Maasin, Southern Leyte
Zamboanga City091Dipolog City
092Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
93AZamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur
93BZamboanga Sibugay
094Isabela, Basilan
095Jolo, Sulu
096Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
Cagayan de Oro City097Gingoog City
098Cagayan de Oro City
099Malaybalay, Bukidnon
100Ozamis City
101Iligan City
102Marawi City
Butuan City103Butuan City
104Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
105Surigao City
106Tandag, Surigao del Sur
Koronadal City107Cotabato City
108Kidapawan, North Cotabato
109Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat
110General Santos City
111Koronadal, South Cotabato
Davao City112Tagum, Davao del Norte
113AWest Davao City
113BEast Davao City
114Mati, Davao Oriental
115Digos, Davao del Sur