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#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 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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 3, 2017

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

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

#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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017 - 10:45 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

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

Morales, Benham Rise, Mighty | Evening wRap

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Court allows Napoles daughter to travel to Bali

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:08 PM

UPDATED The lawyer of Jeane Napoles says they will exhaust all means to dismiss the P17M tax case against her

RECORDS. Los Angeles County records show Jeane Napoles is the listed owner of Unit 37I at the Ritz-Carlton in LA. Photo by Rappler

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

News Briefs: March 2, 2017

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday March 2

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

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

#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

BIR misses 2016 revenue target

Feb 23, 2017 - 2:14 PM

The BIR says it collected P1 57 trillion in 2016 or 97 of its target

News Briefs: February 15, 2017

Feb 15, 2017 - 9:09 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 15

SC orders tax refund for minimum wage earners for 2008

Feb 14, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The High Court declares null and void provisions in Revenue Regulation No 10 2008 which denied minimum wage earners tax exemption and other benefits due them in the first half of 2008

SAFE CHOICE. While investor sentiment towards cash fell, cash still ranks as the most preferred asset class, according to the latest Manulife survey. File photo by AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax on Valentine's?

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about donor s tax sending gifts to loved ones through balikbayan boxes and value added tax

Duterte gov't wants more large taxpayers in 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:48 AM

This is to help achieve the BIR s tax collection target of P1 152 trillion from the country s largest taxpayers this year

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the commitment board during the Bureau of Internal Revenue-Large Taxpayers Service Tax Campaign Kick Off at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on February 6, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Duterte's tax reform: More take-home pay, higher fuel and auto taxes

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:06 AM

The government also seeks the removal of VAT exemptions except those covering senior citizens and persons with disablity to counter loss in revenue

TAX REFORM. The government seeks to lower income tax rates of Filipinos but not without accompanying increase in excise taxes on fuel and automobiles, among others.

Increase salaries of tax collectors to fight corruption – BIR exec

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:08 AM

We need more decent people at the revenue service The only way to eradicate corruption is to standardize salaries a deputy commissioner says

HIGHER WAGES. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Deputy Commissiner Jesus Clint Aranas seeks the bureau to be exempted from the Salary Standardization Law. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Dominguez to BIR: Tighten monitoring of fake tax stamps

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue is looking into the alleged use of fake tax stamps by certain tobacco manufacturers

This picture shows electronic cigarettes (C-row) on display at a stall in Manila on April 12, 2013. The Philippine health department warned the public on April 12 against electronic cigarettes, saying the tobacco substitute could turn children into smokers. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO / AFP PHOTO / JAY DIRECTO

#NotOnMyWatch: How to transfer ownership of inherited land

Jan 17, 2017 - 3:31 PM

The process for transferring ownership of inherited land is confusing a netizen reports Their application has been pending for almost two years

#AskTheTaxWhiz: BIR deadlines to remember for January

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz also answers questions on business permit renewal

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 16, 2017

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Hello Here are the top stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

Arroyo proposes new agency to replace, overhaul BIR

Jan 15, 2017 - 3:03 PM

In filing House Bill 695 the former president turned lawmaker says there is an urgent need to create a National Revenue Authority to address the growing taxpayer dissatisfaction and increasing perception of systematic corruption in the BIR