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RX to healing BIR, doctors rift: Working together

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After a period of seeming animosity owing to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s relentless pursuit of tax evading professionals, mostly doctors, the bureau and the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) agreed Thursday to work together to set up a website aimed at helping physicians to pay the right taxes.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

QC gov’t hounding transport firms for uncollected tax


The Quezon City treasurer’s office has found two transport companies to be remiss in paying local taxes that are collected based on the number of vehicles they operate.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CBCP official calls BIR ad ‘unchristian’

The controversial BIR advertisement

A Catholic priest on Monday called “unchristian” the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) shame campaign against tax evaders that focused on doctors, saying there was a more dignified way to ensure that members of the medical profession paid the correct taxes.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Teachers’ group rallies behind doctors vs BIR

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The controversial BIR advertisement

A group of public school teachers came to the defense of doctors, calling the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s latest shame campaign against doctors unfair.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Palace backs BIR drive for payment of right taxes

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Malacañang on Tuesday threw its support behind the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) campaign to shame professionals into paying the right taxes, saying they should “look at the bigger picture.”

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: BIR’s ‘name-and-shame’ ads

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares: Not a priority. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Part of the efforts of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to crack down on tax evaders is the weekly “name-and-shame” drive that uses newspaper ads listing those not paying proper taxes.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doctors slam BIR ad: We’re not tax cheats

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The Philippine Medical Association is crying foul over a tax campaign advertisement of the Bureau of Internal Revenue that appeared in a newspaper on Sunday portraying a medical doctor as a tax cheat.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Taxman hounds gold trader for P2.7 billion

Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares: Not a priority. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A gold trader is facing tax-evasion charges at the Department of Justice (DOJ) after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sued him for tax liabilities amounting to P2.72 billion.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

No TINs, no taxes: BIR goes after motels

Bureau of Internal Revenue building

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is going after motels in the country that are apparently not remitting taxes.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

New BIR reporting requirement hit

Deputy Majority Leader and Valenzuela City Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo has scored the BIR for practically abolishing the Bank Secrecy Act through Memorandum Circular 9-2014 issued on Feb. 11, 2014, which requires corporate and individual taxpayers to declare the income earned on their bank deposits and other investments in their tax returns.  congress.gov.ph/

Congress and several business groups have described as an attack on an individual’s constitutional right to privacy the unilateral move by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) requiring taxpayers to reveal more details about their bank deposits in their income tax returns beginning this year.

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

2 towns protest drop in tax shares

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The municipalities of San Nicolas and San Manuel in Pangasinan province, which host San Roque Dam, are protesting the “significant” decrease in their shares from taxes generated by the 345-megawatt San Roque hydroelectric power plant.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

SC stops QC housing tax, trash fee; Bautista readies lawyers

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Quezon City residents can heave a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court put a stop for now to the collection of annual garbage fees and socialized housing taxes.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Metro Manila ‘lechon’ sellers face BIR roasting


To be sure, lechon sellers raked in huge profits during the last holiday season. They can cut the celebration, because the taxman is planning a roast and may send for them to serve as the pig.   Unknown to them, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been watching the industry and found it crispy [...]

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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