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2nd case vs BIR taxes on gov’t workers’ allowances, benefits filed with SC

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A Manila judge and a court employee representing their respective professional associations have sought relief from the Supreme Court to stop the Bureau of International Revenue (BIR) from collecting taxes out of their allowances and benefits, citing the preservation of judicial independence protected by no less than the Constitution.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Estrada hands out P27.8M in allowances to Manila cops, MPD employees

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada: Playing Santa Claus in April

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada handed out a total of P27.8-million in “peace and order activity” allowances to the 2,800-strong Manila Police District on Monday morning as a prize and recognition for the good work in improving the security situation in the capital city.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

GOCCs defend P2.3B bonuses for employees

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An agency overseeing the compensation in government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) said the Commission on Audit (COA) had not issued a final notice of disallowance to 31 GOCCs that gave a total of P2.313 billion in bonuses and allowances to executives and employees in 2012.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Return bonuses, gov’t execs told


Officials and employees of 31 government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) have been ordered to refund the government all bonuses and allowances totaling P2.313 billion whose payment in 2012 was deemed unauthorized by the Commission on Audit (COA).

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

BIR urged to raise cap on tax-exempt 13th-month pay, bonuses, allowances

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Rank-and-file employees of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) are petitioning Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares to raise the ceiling of taxes levied on all perks and allowances, including the 13th-month pay.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »