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

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Bureau of Internal Revenue building.  AFP FILE PHOTO

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 »

Judges fight BIR’s excessive taxes, slam Henares

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Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An association of judges together with court employees in Manila asked the Supreme Court to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue from implementing a new regulation that would impose taxes on previously non-taxable benefits such allowances, bonuses and other fringe benefits received by state employees, including those in the judiciary.

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

DOF, BIR told to answer gov’t workers’ plea vs new taxes

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BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. AP FILE PHOTO

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Department of Finance and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to answer the petition filed by the association of government employees from various offices to stop the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from implementing its “absurd” memorandum that imposes taxes on their allowances, bonuses and fringe benefits.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bill eyes tax on soft drinks; business group opposes it

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Nueva Ecija Rep. Estrellita Suansing. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/athel.suansing

A solon wants to tax soft drinks in a bid to regulate its consumption to deter obesity and diabetes, but a business group warned of its negative impact on the country’s economy.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate panel losing patience on BIR

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Bureau of Internal Revenue building.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A Senate panel has issued an ultimatum to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to submit within two weeks its projected revenue losses on various measures that seek to lower individual and corporate income tax rate, among others.

Posted: August 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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