More senators oppose tax hike on private schools

DJ Yap 06/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — “Have a heart,” Sen. Nancy Binay implored the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Sunday as more senators joined the chorus of objections to the 150-percent income tax hike on struggling private schools amid…

‘Sin’ tax collections down 13% in 8 months

Ben de Vera 10/05/2020

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will soon roll out new and improved tax stamps for cigarettes, e-cigarettes and alcoholic drinks to ensure collection of the correct excise taxes. Internal Revenue Commissioner Arnel Guballa told the Inquirer…

Cebu PB asks DTI, BIR to be lenient on online sellers amid COVID crisis

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/28/2020

Cebu City, Philippines — Show leniency and liberality in applying laws on small-time online businesses considering present economic struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cebu Provincial Board made this appeal to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)…

COA tells Mandaue City to remit withheld taxes, sanction officials causing delays

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has recommended to the city government of Mandaue to impose sanctions to its officials and employees who are responsible for the non-remittance of withheld taxes amounting to P6.2…

COA to Cebu City: Remit P43M to BIR, GSIS, PAG-IBIG, Philhealth

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu City government to remit the P43,156,394.00 funds withheld in 2019 due to the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), PAG-IBIG Fund,…

Tax amnesty on delinquencies extended to Dec 31

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has further extended the ongoing tax amnesty on delinquencies until Dec. 31, giving more time for taxpayers to settle their liabilities from the years 2017 and earlier. BIR on…

Spare small online sellers, BIR urged

Ben O. de Vera, Julie M. Aurelio, Leila B. Salaverria 06/12/2020

Several senators are questioning the move by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to press owners of online shops to register their businesses during an economic crisis, saying this would burden and not help small entrepreneurs who…

BIR tells online sellers: Register business activities, settle taxes

Cathrine Gonzales 06/11/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue has directed online sellers to register their business activities and settle their taxes not later than July 31. BIR said it issued Memorandum Circular 60-2020 “to give notice to…

BIR extends deadline for filing of ITRs

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/03/2020

With the lockdown again extended in some areas until May 15, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has also pushed back tax-filing and payment deadlines even as it enjoined taxpayers to no longer wait for the cut-off…

Tax collections down in Q1 due to COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/20/2020

The first-quarter tax collections of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) not only declined but also slid below target as the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting quarantine imposed since mid-March hurt domestic…

COVID-19 prompts another BIR extension: VAT refund claims until April 30

Ben O. de Vera 03/19/2020

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has also extended the deadline to apply for value-added tax (VAT) refunds as the ongoing community quarantine of the entire island of Luzon keeps people immobilized at home in the hope…

DOF: April 15 deadline to pay tax stays

Ben O. de Vera 03/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue cannot postpone the tax-payment deadline next month even as the government is working on some relief for personal and corporate taxpayers amid the one-month community quarantine of Metro Manila,…

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