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BIR shutters Mann Hann chain, Hennan’s Bohol resort

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Monday said it has shuttered the operations of the popular Mann Hann restaurant chain and Hennan Resort in Panglao, Bohol for underdeclaring sales.

BIR confirms San Miguel share swap transaction is tax-free

DIVERSIFIED conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) has received clearance from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for the tax-free transfer of its common shares to its newly consolidated food and beverage unit.

BIR files tax evasion raps vs Caloocan business owners

The Bureau of Internal Revenue filed tax evasion charges before the Department of Justice against four individuals for failure to pay taxes. Slapped with charges...

DTI threatens to unleash BIR on foreign shipping lines

THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said it will ask the Bureau of Internal Revenues to investigate foreign shipping lines to validate whether they are paying taxes properly on what it called “excessive” cargo charges.

BIR proceeding with eTIS server migration

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) said that its electronic Tax Information System (eTIS) will return to normal today after migrating to another server, nearly a month after the bureau reported a “major hardware breakdown” in core systems hosted by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

BIR told to drop P28-M tax case vs Hard Rock Café

THE COURT of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted a tax petition filed by Makati City-based Hard Rock Café in Feb. 29, 2016, canceling and setting aside a P28-million tax assessment made by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over alleged deficiency amusement tax.

3 charged for operating unregistered shop, resorts

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed last June 28 separate criminal complaints with the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor against three individuals in Batangas for operating businesses that are not registered with the agency.

BIR slaps tax evasion charges against a dozen businesses

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) announced Thursday, June 28, the filing of tax evasion charges against 12 businesses and their owners, mainly based in the National Capital Region as well as Rizal and Bicol.

3 BIR workers nabbed over bribery raps

THREE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) employees have been arrested over bribery allegations, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) announced on Monday.

BIR warns of impostor harassing offices

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in a “notice to the public” on Wednesday said it has received reports that “an individual impersonating or representing himself as (Deputy Commissioner) Arnel SD. Guballa of the Operations Group or a member of his staff has been making telephone calls to certain offices in various Revenue Regions.”

Unregistered cigarette-making machinery seized in BIR raids

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has seized unregistered cigarette-making machinery in various locations as part of a broader crackdown on tax evasion in the tobacco industry, the Department of Finance (DoF) said.

BIR ordered to return P50 million in excess taxes to San...

THE Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has granted San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC) a partial tax refund of P50.61 million for “excessive” taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

BIR creates a ‘fast lane’ for one-time transactions

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued new measures last week to streamline its processes. Revenue Memorandum Circular 43-2018 signed by BIR Commissioner Caesar R....

BIR reminds LGUs to pay taxes for commercial activities

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) warned local government units (LGUs) conducting commercial activities to pay the corresponding taxes after taking notice on the...

BIR warns LGUs that their fundraising activities are not tax-exempt

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) warned local government units (LGUs) conducting commercial activities to pay the corresponding taxes. "There are many local government units...

First-quarter tax collections hit fresh record high

The government's tax effort saw a substantial improvement relative to the Philippine economy in the first quarter, with collections hitting a fresh record high,...

BIR ordered to halt tax case vs mining firm

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been ordered to drop a P46,461,056.54 tax deficiency case against mining firm Lepanto...

BIR collects P6 billion from excise tax on sugary drinks

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) collected about P6 billion from the new sugary drinks tax in the first quarter. "Sa (for) sugar-sweetened (beverages), P6 billion...

BIR slaps tax evasion raps vs six firms

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed separate tax evasion charges before the Justice departments against six firms on Friday ahead of the deadline...

Gold trader faces P1.7-billion tax evasion rap

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), in cooperation with the Department of Justice (DoJ), on Thursday, March 22, filed five separate complaints against a...

Tax concerns make businesses less bullish this quarter

BUSINESSES turned less optimistic about prospects as 2018 opened amid worries about the impact of the tax reform law particularly on fuel prices, according...

2 Manila companies charged with tax evasion

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Friday filed separate tax evasion charges at the Department of Justice against two downtown Manila-based companies and...

BIR files tax evasion raps vs spa owner, shipping firm

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Friday, March 2, filed separate charges against two Manila-based companies for failing to pay long overdue taxes. Foot...

Excise tax collections surge 82% in January

Excise tax collections surged in January to hit nearly double from a year ago as the new tax law kicked in, boosted by new...

P1-B tax evasion complaint filed vs Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Friday a P1-billion tax evasion complaint against Prieto-owned Golden Donuts, Inc. (GDI), which holds the local...

Uber pays P41 million in tax deficiencies to avoid closure

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Uber Systems, Inc. paid P41.15 million in value-added tax (VAT) deficiencies to avoid being suspended or closed. In...

Gov’t seizes illicit cases of cigarettes in Nueva Ecija

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday seized hundreds of mastercases of illicit cigarettes in Nueva...

BIR to expand lineup of agent banks in 2018

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will expand its list of Authorized Agent Banks as collections via electronic payment schemes rise in importance. BIR Deputy...