The Social Security System (SSS) has added employer registration and submission of the initial list of employees as among the online transactions available in the national government-initiated Central Business Portal (CBP) project.
CBP, which was launched on January 28 in accordance with Republic Act 11032 or the Ease in Doing Business and Efficient Delivery of Government Services Act, aims to promote effective service delivery and transparency in the government by streamlining the registration of a business, renewal of permits, and other related activities through online transactions.
Other agencies involved in the CBP are the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), and Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG).
Phase 1 of the CBP covers one-person corporations and corporations with five employees or less that need to generate their respective tax identification number electronically from the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Employer Registration Numbers from the SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG.
The portal also offers a Unified Employee Reporting Module for SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG as a feature. It means employers do not have to access separate websites just to fill out application forms from each government agency.