Here is a list of government agencies that a start-up business needs to register with:
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
- This is where you register if your enterprise is a single proprietorship. The agency will issue a certificate of registration of business name.
- If your enterprise is a partnership or a corporation, this is where you will register. It will issue a certificate of registration.
- If your set-up is a cooperative, register with this body. The agency will issue the certificate of registration.
- You register with the municipality or city where you will set up your business. This office will issue the business permit/Mayor's permit plus the business tin plate.
- You register with the specific barangay in the municipality or city where you will operate your business. This office will issue the barangay clearance and barangay business permit.
- You register your business with this office and apply for your business’s taxpayer identification number (TIN), registration of books of accounts, receipts/invoice and the like.
- You register your business as an employer/self-employed, and your workers as employees. This office will issue an SSS number for your business, for yourself, as well as for your workers.
- If you employ more than five workers, register your business with this agency. The DOLE is asked to promote gainful employment opportunities, protect workers and promote their welfare, develop human resources, and maintain industrial peace.
- RA 7742 requires all SSS members earning at least P4,000 a month to register with this agency. HDMF administers the Pag-Ibig Fund.
- The New National Health Insurance Act (RA 7875) as amended by RA 9241 requires all employers of the government and private sectors and their employees to register with this agency. PhilHealth manages and administers the government health care system.