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BIR loses P1.3-B tax evasion case vs businessman due to technicality

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:18 PM

The Supreme Court upholds the Court of Tax Appeals en banc decision junking the tax assessment issued to businessman Macario Lim Gaw Jr in 2007

BIR lifts closure order on online gambling firm

Oct 01, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The first online gambling firm shut down by the Philippine government is up and running again after promising to settle P1.3 billion in unpaid taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Should I use BIR Form No. 1701 or 1701A?

Mar 27, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses when to use the new BIR Form Nos. 1701 and 1701A

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Can I start a business without official receipts?

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses a way to start businesses without official receipts

BIR sets higher collection goal in 2019 after missing 2018 target

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The BIR targets to collect P2.33 trillion in 2019 – an amount 14% higher than last year’s goal of P2.044 trillion

Despite TRAIN law, BIR misses 2018 collection target

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue collects P1.962 trillion in taxes in 2018, falling short of its P2.044-trillion goal

Private individuals file their income tax return at the BIR in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City to meet the deadline of filing of individual Income Tax Return (ITR) on Monday. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Duterte: I use marijuana to stay awake | evening wRap

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:24 PM

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BIR names Rappler among top withholding agents

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Amid the tax cases against Rappler, the Bureau of Internal Revenue asks the media company to collect more taxes in the government's behalf through withholding

Tulfo brothers to return P60M, Robredo backs Sereno, Mayweather to visit Manila | Evening wRap

May 07, 2018 - 10:17 PM

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Rappler hits BIR for 'selective justice' in tax evasion case

May 07, 2018 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler Holdings Corporation and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa file a joint counter-affidavit at the DOJ in relation to the P133-million tax evasion complaint filed by the BIR

TAX CASE. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa appears at the Department of Justice on May 7, 2018, to file her counter-affidavit in a tax evasion case. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: ITR filing deadline in April 2018 and more

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers taxpayers' key questions on the filing of annual income tax returns

Tax court acquits Mikey Arroyo in P27-M tax evasion case

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:57 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals says the Bureau of Internal Revenue had 'mere speculations and probabilities' which 'cannot substitute for the required proof to establish the guilt of an accused beyond reasonable doubt'

ACQUITTED. The Court of Tax Appeals acquits former Pampanga 2nd District Representative Juan Miguel 'Mikey' Arroyo.

EXPLAINER: Hindi tax evader ang Rappler

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Ayon sa securities law expert at abogado ng Rappler na si Francis Lim, hindi kumita ang Rappler nang nag-issue ito ng PDRs dahil hindi naman income ang PDRs kung kaya't di taxable

Malacanang on Peter Lim, Barangay & SK elections postponement, Umali on articles of impeachment | Evening wRap

Mar 13, 2018 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Rappler lawyer cites loopholes in BIR's tax complaint

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Rappler's lawyer, Francis Lim, a securities law expert, says the company is not a dealer in securities and argues that capital raised from issued Philippine Depositary Receipts are not yet booked as income

LOOPHOLES. Rappler questions criminal complaint filed by BIR against its two executives for allegedly evading P133.8 million worth of taxes.Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

Tax evasion complaint vs Rappler, Sereno impeachment, De Castro calls out Sereno | Evening wRap

Mar 08, 2018 - 9:53 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

BIR files tax evasion complaint vs Rappler Holdings

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint comes only 3 days after Bureau of Internal Revenue agents went to the Rappler office to serve a letter that was scant with details

BIR: It's ‘possible’ Sereno violated tax code 6 times

Feb 27, 2018 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa estimates that Sereno apparently failed to pay the bureau around P2 million, including interest and surcharges. Her camp says she paid P8.67 million for income earned from Piatco from 2004-2009.

Supreme Court chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Rappler Talk, February 15, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

P1-B tax evasion complaint filed vs PH franchisee of Dunkin Donuts

Feb 23, 2018 - 2:07 PM

(UPDATED) The Prieto-owned Golden Donuts, the exclusive Philippine franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts, denies it evaded tax payment and says it had settled the matter with the Bureau of Internal Revenue in 2012

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Withholding tax

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about withholding tax following the implementation of the tax reform law

Go on frigate deal, 2 MRT3 glitches on Monday, BIR on Sereno | Evening wRap

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

BIR finds 'discrepancies' in Sereno tax declarations

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Her camp, however, says figures divulged by the BIR were 'not income but tax'

Resource person Atty. Arnel Guballa, Deputy Commissioner for Operations of BIR, testifies before the House Committee on Justice on February 19, 2018, during the continuation of the hearing on the determination of probable cause in the impeachment complaint filed against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno ready for 'highly probable' Senate trial: '7 taon na akong binabantayan'

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:32 PM

'Abangan 'nyo 'yan sa Senado. Maganda po ang mangyayari diyan sa Senado tungkol sa isyu na 'yan,’ says Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on the issue of her alleged missing SALNs

Supreme Court chief justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno on Rappler Talk, February 15, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: The BIR's revenue target for 2018

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'With income tax collections expected to drop due to the implementation of TRAIN, this year will be extra challenging for the Bureau of Internal Revenue'

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will I qualify for the 8% flat tax rate on gross sales?

Feb 11, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz lists down the criteria which self-employed individuals or professionals must meet to qualify for the 8% flat tax rate

BIR on Sereno, Duque confirmation, NFA rice shortage | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2018 - 9:12 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Tax collected from Mighty up by P4 billion monthly since JTI takeover

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Excise tax payments on Mighty brands surge by 262% to P20.22 billion from September to December 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, when Mighty was still controlled by its previous owners

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

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Have you received your ITR?

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:35 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz reminds employers that they should release BIR Form 2316 to employees by Wednesday, January 31

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Beauty comes with a price, plus tax

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions on the new excise tax on cosmetic surgery

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 questions about the tax reform law

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains what the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law is all about

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.

New tax scheme, low pressure area, North Korea’s nukes | Midday wRap

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