Catholic school wins case vs Kim Henares

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Catholic school wins case vs Kim Henares

A local court declared as “unconstitutional” the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) controversial tax memorandum requiring non-stock and non-profit schools to secure certifications of tax exemption. Makati Judge Maximo de Leon also declared all other issuances by BIR chief Kim Henares related to the memorandum as “null and void.” The memorandum was meant to enhance monitoring and plug loopholes in the tax system. Institutions that failed to apply and secure the tax exemption certificate would be stripped of their tax immunity. While other schools decided to comply with the BIR order, St. Paul College-Makati brought the agency to court.

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