BIR pushes 8-percent income tax option to taxpayers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has advised self-employed and professional taxpayers to avail themselves of the 8 percent income tax rate in lieu of the graduated and higher income tax schedules and percentage tax to avoid investigation and submission of supporting documents. The advisory came out as Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa […]

POGO tax collections reach P6.42 billion in 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Tax collections from Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) and their service providers rose to P6.42 billion last year amid the government’s strengthened crackdown against delinquent companies, according to the Department of Finance (DOF). According to the latest data from the DOF, the government saw a P4.04 billion, or 169-percent, jump in tax […]

BIR to file criminal charges vs. CPAs signing records of dubious taxpayers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it will file criminal charges against certified public accountants (CPA) who signed the financial statements of business taxpayers that can no longer be located (CBL). Informed sources said revenue regional directors in Metro Manila and elsewhere have instructed their revenue district officers (RDO) to start listing down the […]

BIR collected P 2.170 T tax in 2019

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has already accumulated collection of P2.170 trillion last year. Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa said they expect to garner a total of P2.2 trillion when all collection reports come in. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III has expressed earlier full satisfaction over the BIR’s collection performance despite the […]

BIR padlocks main office, 2 branches of tax-dodging POGO service provider

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) padlocked simultaneously Wednesday the main office and two branches of one of the biggest Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) service providers in the country for alleged failure to register and pay the corresponding deficiency taxes amounting to P2 billion. Bureau of Internal Revenue (MANILA BULLETIN) Shuttered were the headquarter […]

BIR to close 20 more POGO restaurants

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will padlock 20 more colorum restaurants in the Makati, Pasay, and Parañaque areas that cater exclusively to Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) employees. Bureau of Internal Revenue (MANILA BULLETIN) Initial reports reaching the office of Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa showed that the eateries were found to […]

Tax on POGOs stays — BIR

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Tuesday it will continue to tax the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) despite the pronouncement of the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) that the business is exempt from taxation. (MANILA BULLETIN) Citing Section 4 of the Tax Code, Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa stated that […]

Malacañang backs BIR call to register offshore gaming operators

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday backed the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) decision to require foreign and Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogo) to register with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) before their licenses to operate can be renewed. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo described this development as a “good measure” since it also aims to […]

BIR misses 2018 revenue target

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) fell short of its P2.043-trillion revenue target for 2018, collecting only P1.961 trillion in taxes last year, BIR Assistant Commissioner for Collection Services Alfredo Misajon reported to the House Committee on Ways and Means Tuesday. The BIR official said the collection shortfall reached P82.04 billion or 4.01 percent as […]

BIR wins P12 billion tax evasion case

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has sentenced a gold trader of up to 10 years in jail for filing false income tax returns (ITR) for the years 2005 to 2009. BIR(Manila Bulletin File Photo) The Court’s Third Division also ordered Rex Chua Co Ho to pay the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) deficiency income […]

RR No. 21-2018

RR No. 21-2018 Provides regulations implementing Section 249 (Interest) of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997, as amended under Section 75 of RA No. 10963 (TRAIN Law) (Published in Manila Bulletin on September 17, 2018

RMO No. 42-2018

RMO No. 42-2018 Amends certain portion of RMO No. 29-2014 relative to the prescribed uniform format and procedures for the issuance of Certifications on the Existence of Outstanding Tax Liabilities of Taxpayers

RR No. 20-2018

RR No. 20-2018 Provides the implementing rules and guidelines on the imposition of Excise Tax on sweetened beverages pursuant to the provisions of RA No. 10963 (TRAIN Law) (Published in Manila Bulletin on August 24, 2018)

RR No. 18-2018

RR No. 18-2018 Amends specific provisions of RR No. 8-2016 particularly certain guidelines on the processing of applications for Tax Clearance for bidding purposes (Published in Manila Bulletin on August 6, 2018)

RMO No. 7-2015

RMO No. 7-2015 Prescribes and implements the revised consolidated Schedule of Compromise Penalties for Violations of the National Internal Revenue Code March 23, 2015 | Digest | Full Text | Annex A

RMC No. 9-2015

RMC No. 9-2015 Circularizes the enhanced BIR registration forms for the implementation of Taxpayer Registration System under Electronic Tax Information System (eTIS-1) March 11, 2015 | Digest | Full Text | Form 1901 | Form 1902 | Form 1903 | Form 1904 | Form 1905 | Form 2305

RR 5-2015

RR 5-2015 Amends RR N0. 6-2014 and imposes the penalties for failure to file returns under the electronic system of the BIR by taxpayers mandatorily covered by eFPS or eBIRForms (Published in Manila Bulletin on March 19, 2015) March 17, 2015 | Full Text | Annex A

RR No. 6-2014

RR No. 6-2014 Prescribes the mandatory use of Electronic BIR Forms in filing of all tax returns by non-electronic Filing and Payment System filers particularly accredited tax agents/practitioners..(Published in Manila Bulletin on September 9, 2014) September 8, 2014 | Digest | Full Text

RR No. 3-2015

RR No. 3-2015 Implements the provision of RA No. 10653, more particularly on the increase to P 82,000.00 of the total amount of exclusion from gross income for 13th month pay and other benefits.. (Published in Manila Bulletin on March 16, 2015) March 13, 2015 | Digest | Full Text

RR No. 4-2015

RR No. 4-2015 Amends further Section 2 of RR No. 13-08, as amended by RR No. 13-2013, relative to the definition of raw sugar and raw cane sugar for Value-Added Tax purposes (Published in Manila Bulletin on March 16, 2015) March 13, 2015 | Digest | Full Text