Advisory: NBI to raise clearance fee starting March due to TRAIN law

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  • The NBI will increase its clearance fee starting March 12
  • The price hike was due to the implementation of the TRAIN law
  • The PSA has also increased their fees for certificates

MANILA, Philippines – Starting March 12, applicants for National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance will have to shell out an additional P15.

This after NBI hiked its clearance fee from the current P115 to P130 due to the increase in the price of the documentary stamp tax in compliance with the newly-implemented Tax Reform Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) law.

President Rodrigo Duterte signed the TRAIN bill last December 19, 2017. It was fully implemented last January 1, 2018.

According to the NBI, the documentary stamp has increased from P15 to P30, thus the increase in the clearance fee too.

“This is pursuant to the Republic Act No. 10963, otherwise known as the “Tax Reform Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) Law” and the Revenue Regulation No. 4-2018 issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR),” the advisory read.

Aside from the NBI, other government agencies such as Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), has also increased prices of its documents like the birth, marriage and d***h certificate following the implementation of the TRAIN law last month.