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BIR, Customs collections rise in June

TAXES collected by the country’s two biggest revenue-generating agencies started to pick up in June, but this was not enough to help them meet collection targets for the first six months of 2020.

ABS-CBN not tax delinquent, says BIR

ABS-CBN Corp., which the regulator ordered closed after its franchise expired last month, had paid all taxes, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Online payments hit 77% of total tax collections, BIR says

AROUND 77% of all taxes collected as of mid-June were coursed through electronic payment (e-payment) channels, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported, after the lockdown coincided with income tax season.

Departing POGOs told to settle taxes

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) will still go after Philippine offshore gaming operation (POGO) companies that are leaving the country to make them pay their tax obligations, the Finance chief said.

P2.5B collected so far from tax amnesty — BIR

THE ongoing tax amnesty program has yielded more than P2.5 billion in collections so far, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), which expects more taxpayers to avail themselves of the program after the cut-off date was extended to end-2020.

BIR collection target reduced a further 23%

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) tax collection target for 2020 has been reduced further by 23%, with the collection goal for excise taxes nearly halved on expectations of a severe economic slowdown.

BIR preparing to tax streaming services, online merchants

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Wednesday it is laying the groundwork for taxing online service platforms and merchants including streaming services like Netflix.

BIR eyes higher tax take from online sellers

ALL ONLINE businesses are given until July 31 to register for tax compliance with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), as the government seeks to plug tax leakages and raise revenues.

BIR streamlines registration of new businesses

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is streamlining the process for registering a new business, by removing the mayor’s permit as one of the requirements.

BIR cites gov’t cash crunch in rejecting further extensions

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said the government’s urgent need for funds rules out any further extensions of tax deadlines, though it will consider extending the availment period for the tax amnesty on delinquencies.

BIR extends other tax deadlines

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has also extended deadlines of other tax returns for 30 days due to the Luzon-wide lockdown.

BIR goes after cockfighting group for P1.30-B in unpaid taxes

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has temporarily halted the operations of the Manila Cockers Club, Inc. (MCCI) for not paying proper taxes. It also sealed some of MCCI’s unregistered ticket-dispensing machines on Thursday.

BIR clarifies central bank’s income tax exemption

THE BUREAU OF Internal Revenue (BIR) has clarified that the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) tax exemption only applies to the income generated from its governmental functions, as the rest of its earnings are considered proprietary income.

BIR catches errant online casino on second try

PHILIPPINE authorities trooped to an office building in the capital to shut an online casino for tax evasion, only to be surprised to find the company wasn’t there.

BIR adds PayMaya to online payment platforms

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Friday it expects to grow the volume of taxes paid online after launching a seventh electronic channel through e-wallet service PayMaya.

BIR sues seven taxpayers for P825-M liabilities

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sued seven taxpayers over alleged tax liabilities amounting to P825 million.

BIR suspends tax deadline in Batangas due to Taal eruption

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has suspended the deadlines of filing and payment of tax returns in Batangas to provide relief to the residents affected by the eruption of Taal Volcano, until the situation returns to normal.

BIR issues rules on BSP’s tax exemption

THE BUREAU OF Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the central bank’s tax exemption from all national taxes under its amended charter.

Suspect charged for selling fake tax cards

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed charges against a suspect who illegally sold more than 100 fake tax identification number (TIN) cards to Chinese workers.

BIR orders shops to post new receipt notices

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has ordered commercial establishments to adopt a new format of notice informing their customers about the shops’ duty to issue receipts.

Lumber firm faces P118M suit for tax evasion, fake cigarette tax...

TIMBER WOOD Development Corp., registered as a lumber products trader based in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, is facing a P118 million criminal complaint for engaging in plywood manufacturing as well as possessing cigarettes and chewable tobacco products with fake tax stamps.

BIR padlocks another POGO for evading taxes

ANOTHER Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) service provider has been padlocked amid the government’s crackdown on the sector.

Salary differential tax-free under new maternity leave law

THE SALARY differential under the Expanded Maternity Leave Law (EMLL) Law is now tax-free since it is considered as a benefit, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

BIR ties up with PayMaya

PAYMAYA Philippines, Inc. is partnering with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to allow its users to remit tax payments through the PayMaya app.

BIR’s first semester collections fall short of goal

THE Department of Finance (DoF) said the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) fell “a little short” of its target revenue collection for the first half amid slow economic growth.

BIR files 5 tax evasion cases in Laguna, 1 in Davao

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed separate criminal complaints before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against six taxpayers for alleged failure to pay dues with a total worth of P161.8 million.

12 in Caloocan, 2 in Legazpi face tax evasion charges

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) offices in the cities of Caloocan and Legazpi filed 12 complaints before the Department of Justice against taxpayers for willful failure to pay taxes amounting to a total of more than P776 million.

BIR Q1 collection in Cebu, Bohol up by 29%

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue in Cebu (BIR-13) reported a 29.34% increase in its 2019 first quarter collection to P7.89 billion from P6.10 billion in the same period last year.

BIR reminds candidates of tax obligations

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) outlined the tax duties of candidates for the midterm elections, which covers their campaign expenses and contributions.

Tax bureau sets P2.3-trillion collection goal in 2019

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is targeting to P2.33 trillion this year, 14% higher than the P2.04 trillion goal last year as it plans to introduce new reforms and leverage on technology to improve tax payments and collections.

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Coal producers enlisted as excise collecting agents

THE BUREAU of Internal Revenue (BIR) has instructed coal producers to withhold the excise tax payable from buyers of coal products such as power generators.

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....