Filing 2551Q, other than 1701Q

Do we have to file 2551Q when we already file 1701Q?

by Al Sabado

That's my question during this time of quarantine and the answer to that question is yes. Since the 2551Q implementation in 2018, I've been unaware of it. Dear, what happened?! My main focus in 2018 and 2019 was my dad, who succumbed to colon cancer in August 2019. But just like anybody else, I'll file and pay 2551Q. No excuses. Consequently, I'll have to pay the corresponding penalties for the the eight quarters I've missed filing 2551Q. For proper guidance, I look forward to visiting the BIR whenever possible, that is, after the enhanced community quarantine or when the regional district office of BIR opens nearby. But I can probably file the 2551Q forms online and pay the penalties for each quarter missed using PayMaya.

To avoid queuing in the bank, I've recently learned about PayMaya, a suitable alternative when the GCash app started flashing messages stating my device is no longer compatible with its latest version. I only have to cash in at 7-Eleven because PayMaya app doesn't seem to proceed with accepting my fund source. Well, that's how it is these days. Just like what my dearest dad would say, "Ganyan talaga ang buhay." Missing him so much.

Published 15 May 2020, Friday