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BIR files tax evasion complaints vs Mark Taguba, Kenneth Dong

Jan 04, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The BIR claims customs fixer Mark Taguba – the whistleblower in the smuggled P6.4-billlon shabu shipment – owes the government P850 million

TAX EVASION. Customs broker and middleman Mark Taguba and Kenneth Dong are slapped with multi-million tax evasion cases based on their testimonies of their roles at the Bureau of Customs.

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Jan 01, 2018 - 12:49 PM

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Filipinos to welcome 2018 with new withholding tax rates

Dec 31, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Come Monday, January 1, employees earning P685 per day or P20,833 per month will be exempt from withholding tax

Philippine finance chief hails BIR's 'extraordinary' 2017

Dec 29, 2017 - 5:55 PM

In 2017, the Bureau of Internal Revenue booked the country's biggest-ever tax settlement case: Mighty Corporation's about P30 billion liabilities

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III lauds the Bureau of Internal Revenue for its efficient campaign against big-time tax dodgers. File photo from Rappler

Gov't deficit narrows in November on 16% higher collections

Dec 26, 2017 - 7:45 PM

This offset the 10% increase in government spending for the month, but the year-to-date deficit is still wider by 4% compared to the same period in 2016

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will small businesses benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a flat tax rate based on gross for small businesses

Justice remains elusive a year after Makati BIR director's death

Nov 24, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The son of Jonas Dela Peña Amora says they do not consider the arrest of the alleged gunman as an attainment of justice

ONE YEAR AFTER. Family, friends, and colleagues celebrate the life of Jonas Dela Peña Amora during his first death anniversary. File photo from Ivan Amora's Facebook page

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will employees benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a salary tax exclusive to employees

Duterte appoints embattled BIR exec to GSIS

Nov 10, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Jesus Clint Aranas, who was feuding with BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, is appointed to the GSIS board of trustees

[OPINION] Tax after death

Nov 04, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Usually, the heirs realize the need to pay the estate tax after years or even decades have passed from a person's death

Customs officials open to lifestyle checks

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:43 PM

The BOC officials, however, say that the bureau should not be singled out

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Advice on tax reform for our lawmakers

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz gives his comments on Senate Bill 1592 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), and his advice for lawmakers before their bicameral conference

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you afraid of the BIR?

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains why taxpayers should not be afraid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

BIR files falsification, perjury complaints vs Richard Gutierrez

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:09 PM

The BIR files falsification and perjury charges against actor Richard Gutierrez on top of their tax evasion complaint against him in April 2017

RICHARD GUTIERREZ. The actor faces perjury and falsification raps from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. File photo shows Richard at the launch of the 5th season of the TV series 'It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

BIR investigates Comelec chief, wife Patricia Bautista

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Revenue officials join the National Bureau of Investigation and the Presidential Commission on Good Government in the extensive probe into the claims of unexplained wealth against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is there still corruption in the BIR?

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz shares his assessment of how the Bureau of Internal Revenue performed during its first year under Commissioner Caesar Dulay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay on the sidelines of BIR's 113th Founding Anniversary celebration at the agency's national office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to let Dominguez handle BIR infighting

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:02 AM

The President prefers to let Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez handle the mess saying he ll only step in if there is a compelling reason to do so

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officers on the sidelines of the agency's 113th Founding Anniversary celebration at its national office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. Also in the photo is BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Aug 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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BIR-Del Monte tax issue: More questions than answers

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:01 PM

After two hearings Congress still has no adequate answers as to why the BIR accepted P65 4 million to settle 3 years of tax discrepancies valued at P8 7 billion

Angara urges BIR to consider settlement of tax fraud cases

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue should be practical says the senator since collecting dues is more important than long legal battles

Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:25 PM

The curriculum will include technical aspects of tax collection administration and compliance

TAX ACADEMY. The Republic Act (RA) 10143 – which was signed into law 7 years ago – enables the government to build such learning institution. Rappler file image

What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals dismisses Jeane s petition for review though the Napoles daughter claims she has new evidence to present

TAX EVASION. Jeane Catherine Napoles is on trial for tax evasion at the Court of Tax Appeals.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about the Seal of Honesty Certification Program

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the frequently asked questions regarding the program which seeks to uphold honesty in paying taxes

Richard Gutierrez denies tax evasion charges

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:58 PM

The actor who is accused of having a tax liability of P38 57 million asks the Department of Justice to dismiss the BIR complaint against him for lack of probable cause

COUNTER-AFFIDAVIT. Gutierrez, who runs an entertainment company, says BIR’s complaint lacks probable cause. Photo by Rob Reyes/ Rappler

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A picture taken on June 27, 2017 shows a T-shirt featuring the U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin with a sign "We Love Russia" on sale at a souvenir shop in Saint Petersburg. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

Mighty Corp offers to settle BIR tax cases for P25 billion

Jul 12, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The embattled tobacco firm offers to pay the government P25 billion to cover tax deficiencies with the funds to come from the planned sale of its assets to JTI

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How can I pay the right taxes? [Part 1]

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses how you can pay the right taxes without penalties and compromises

Government hits P33.4-B budget deficit in May

Jun 23, 2017 - 5:45 PM

The government incurs a deficit of P33 4 billion P15 8 billion higher than the deficit recorded in the same month in 2016

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you a tax evader? [Part 2]

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz tells non compliant taxpayers about the consequences of not paying the right taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you a tax evader? [Part 1]

Jun 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz warns taxpayers about the grounds for a tax evasion case

Higher excise tax on fuel to further burden poor – Quimbo

May 18, 2017 - 5:42 PM

A P3 increase in diesel prices may lead to a P0 52 increase in minimum fare in jeepneys mostly used by wage earners

FOR EVERY JUAN. House Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo talks about the tax reform program in a forum at Ateneo Graduate School of Business. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How can we collect the right taxes?

May 12, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the key areas for reform to help the government collect the right taxes

Aguirre asks BIR to probe Atong Ang for 'possible' tax evasion

May 03, 2017 - 10:11 AM

UPDATED Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II makes the request after he ordered an investigation into the gaming tycoon s allegations against him and National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr

SC junks P4.7M tax case vs Inquirer

May 03, 2017 - 7:47 AM

The High Court upholds Inquirer s win at the Court of Tax Appeals

BIR files tax evasion complaint vs Richard Gutierrez, R Gutz Productions

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The BIR says the actor and his company have an estimated tax liability of P38 57 million inclusive of surcharges and interest

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Where can I get information on taxes?

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz provides various sources of reliable and accessible tax information

BIR in talks with Pacquiao, reviews Dunkin' Donuts, Tan cases

Apr 17, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Days after the President mentioned them in his speeches the BIR is now reviewing tax issues involving the Prieto owned donut company and Lucio Tan

TAX LIABILITIES. This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte's recent statements against Lucio Tan's and Dunkin' Donuts franchise owners' alleged unpaid taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about filing income tax returns

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers taxpayers key questions and reminds the public that the deadline has been moved from April 15 to April 17

PAYING TAXES. Taxpayers line up at the Quezon City Hall. File photo from QC Public Affairs and Information Services Office

FAST FACTS: Avoiding double taxation for nonresidents

Apr 01, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Philippines is currently a signatory to 41 tax treaties that address double taxation situations

DOUBLE TAX. To avoid the double taxation of nonresidents, the Philippines is currently a signatory of 41 tax treaties.

FAST FACTS: Time to pay taxes, what should you know?

Mar 29, 2017 - 4:29 PM

As we approach the tax month of April check if you know enough about the Philippine tax landscape

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Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

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P3.2-B cigarettes with fake stamps found in Bulacan warehouses

Mar 24, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The raid on the warehouses storing Mighty Corporation cigarettes is made two days after the government filed a P9 6 billion tax evasion case against the company

RAID. Revenue officials discover cigarettes with fake tax stamps in two warehouses in Bulacan on March 24, 2017. Photo by BOC

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Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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BIR files P9.56-B tax evasion case vs Mighty Corp

Mar 22, 2017 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED The amount Mighty Corporation allegedly owes the government is thrice the P3 billion President Rodrigo Duterte had offered the cigarette company to pay as settlement

ANOTHER RAID. Customs officials inspect cigarette cartons inside a container van belonging to Mighty Corporation in Tacloban City on March 8, 2017. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Mighty Corp blames 'malfunctioning' BIR devices for 'fake' stamps

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:21 PM

The Department of Finance says revenue agencies are gathering evidence to support an air tight case against the country s oldest cigarette company

Finance officials school Alvarez on non-taxation of tuition

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BIR Commissioner Cesar Dulay explain that religious institutions are only taxed for their revenue from commercial activities not tuition

TAX RULES. Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III appears before the House committee on ways and means on March 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dominguez to BIR, BOC: Sue smugglers

Mar 05, 2017 - 11:55 PM

If the evidence warrants I urge the BIR and BOC to file the appropriate charges in court as soon as possible says Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III

TAX STAMPS. This picture shows cigarettes on display at a stall in Manila on April 12, 2013. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Low-income earners shoulder 72% of tax burden – DOF

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:45 PM

High income earners shoulder only 28 4 of the tax burden and it has a bigger gap between the taxes they owe government and the amount actually collected from them

Job applicants queue up at a counter for job vacancies offered by different local companies during a job fair at a mall in Manila on October 27, 2010. The Philippines is creating more jobs but too many skilled people are still unable to find work, economic planning minister said. Unemployment eased to 6.9 percent in July as an improving economy opened up more jobs, mostly in the farm sector, the government reported a day earlier. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is the proposed tax reform package really pro-poor?

Feb 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz shares what the public must know about the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion TRAIN bill

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