Lawmaker supports call for BIR to reach bigger revenue colletions

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TAX / APRIL 17, 2017 Taxpayers flock to the BIR office along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City for the last day and deadline of filing of income tax returns. (File photo from EDWIN BACASMAS)

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker has backed the request of House Speaker Martin Romualdez for the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to obtain higher revenue collections.

In a statement on Sunday, House Deputy Majority Leader and TINGOG Partylist Rep. Jude Acidre said it is also necessary for the bureau to improve its tax collection to fund all government projects.

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“We’d like to reiterate also the position of the Speaker that the House and Congress have also done their part to also assist BIR, especially with the passage of the Ease of Paying Taxes Act,” Acidre said, as quoted in a statement.

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“So, ginagawa natin ang lahat ng makakaya natin to support BIR and its revenue collection initiatives para naman mas mapagaan itong pagbabayad natin ng buwis,” he added.

(So, we are doing everything we can to support BIR and its revenue collection initiatives to make paying our taxes easier.)