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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

Customs hits target revenues in 2018

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:36 PM

Aided by the TRAIN law, the Bureau of Customs reaches its target collections for 2018

TARGETS ACHIEVED. Customs Commissioner Rey Guerrero during the turnover ceremony on October 31, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

BOC posts record high P46.47-B collection in November

Dec 02, 2017 - 1:35 PM

The Bureau of Customs posts its highest collection ever after it surpasses revenue targets in Batangas, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, and Davao

NEW CUSTOMS CHIEF. Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena addresses the Bureau of Customs during turnover ceremonies at the BOC headquarters on August 30, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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

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

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

Quimbo: Political will in drug war should also be applied in taxation

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says taxation just like the war on drugs is an issue of corruption that the government is capable of addressing

PRO-TAX REFORM. Marikina City 2nd District Representative Miro Quimbo appears in a Rappler Talk episode on January 11. Photo by Rappler

Faeldon: No firing at customs, just reforms

Jun 30, 2016 - 7:00 PM

I m not here as a prosecutor says the new Customs chief

BIR tax collection down 22% in May

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:41 PM

Despite the shortfall the P152 14 billion collected represents an 18 44 increase from 2015

Makati opens realty tax payment centers in 31 barangays

Jan 04, 2016 - 1:55 PM

Acting Makati Mayor Kid Peña says the payment process can be finished within 4 minutes

EASE OF SERVICE. Instead of going to city hall, Makati residents may opt to pay their realty taxes at satellite payment centers in 31 barangays. File photo courtesy of the Makati Information and Community Relations Department

Poe’s DNA, PH-China banking, Twitter’s new rules | 6PM wRap

Dec 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Sin tax collections up 25.96% January-November

Dec 30, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Wine is the biggest gainer this year in terms of volume taxed although revenue collected on the beverage has dropped slightly this year

Senator Poe’s bid, lower income tax, Mecca accident | 6PM wRap

Sep 14, 2015 - 7:05 PM

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BIR misses June target despite higher collection

Jul 25, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Should the agency fail to hit its collection target for the year it will force the government to borrow funds to make up for the shortfall

MISSED TARGET. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) misses its target collection in June of P117.81 billion

Customs losses to reach P40B due to cheaper oil – Sevilla

Jan 25, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Yet based on Rappler s computations the BOC s losses in 2014 are already at P44 12 billion even without the December 2014 figures

A customer fills his tank at a gasoline station in London, United Kingdom, February 24, 2011. Andy Rain/EPA

Cayetano to target tax collection, Customs in 2015

Dec 24, 2014 - 3:15 PM

The real issues are smuggling and tax evasion according to the senator

In Iloilo, barangay officials go after remiss taxpayers

Sep 22, 2014 - 3:22 PM

To double its real property tax collection Iloilo province gives barangay officials this incentive: the higher a barangay s collection the more funds it gets as share

TAX COLLECTORS. The Iloilo provincial government taps village officials to go after delinquent real property taxpayers and double its collection for the year. Photo from iloilo.net.ph

BIR misses June target, sets audit of big taxpayers

Jul 19, 2014 - 9:43 AM

The BIR cites the slowdown in government spending and business activity due to delays in the release of goods from Manila’s congested ports as reasons for the lower than expected collection

JUNE REVENUES. The Bureau of Internal Revenue continues to miss its collection target this year. File photo by AFP

BIR misses May collection target

Jun 17, 2014 - 3:31 PM

The agency again falls short of its revenue goal for the month

MAY REVENUES. BIR has continued to miss its collection target this year. File photo from AFP

Taxes of some Makati accountants 'ridiculously low'

May 07, 2014 - 4:04 PM

Only one of 3 accountants in the country s premier business district filed their income tax returns in 2012 the tax bureau says

Q1 deficit 'well within' target

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:51 PM

This as government revenues and spending fall below targets

Photo by AFP

BIR hits Makati lawyers in latest tax ad

Apr 17, 2014 - 4:02 PM

The bureau says only a little over half of lawyer taxpayers in Makati filed their tax returns in 2012

BIR misses January tax collection target

Mar 14, 2014 - 3:06 PM

BIR tax collections are over 8 below its goal

TAX SHORTFALL. The main tax bureau BIR fails to meet its revenue goal for the whole of 2013. AFP PHOTO

BIR ad on cheating doctors: A plan that backfired?

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Communication specialist says the Bureau of Internal Revenue could have done better with its latest advertising campaign

UNFAIR. PMA President Dr Leo Olarte says the BIR advertisement on the proper payment of taxes is unfair to doctors who follow the law. Photo by Mutya Bernardo

Why do we pay taxes?

Mar 08, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Taxes are the lifeblood of government These are used to finance basic services such as education and health care

BIR misses 2013 revenue target, overshoots Dec goal

Feb 19, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Collections from both operations and non operations fell short of goals

TAX SHORTFALL. The main tax bureau BIR fails to meet its revenue goal for the whole of 2013. AFP PHOTO

Senators: Where is sin tax money going?

Jan 13, 2014 - 5:42 PM

Senators Cayetano and Marcos want Congress to review whether sin tax collections are helping tobacco farmers and health programs

BIR misses collection goal for November

Dec 13, 2013 - 3:37 PM

The BIR collects P126 46 billion in tax revenues for the month of November

TAX SHORTFALL. The main tax bureau BIR fails to meet its revenue goal for November. AFP PHOTO

BIR Oct collections below target

Nov 15, 2013 - 4:39 PM

The agency says the gap was due to the absence of one time tax gains

TAX SHORTFALL. The main tax bureau BIR fails to meet its revenue goal for October. AFP PHOTO

Customs misses Jan-Sept revenue goal

Oct 31, 2013 - 3:24 PM

The bureau is undergoing wide ranging reform to address corruption

STILL OPTIMISTIC. Customs chief Ruffy Biazon eyes higher collections in the last quarter due to seasonal import growth

Kim Henares to remain BIR chief — Aquino

Oct 22, 2013 - 6:15 AM

Kim Henares will stay as tax chief because she is performing well says President Aquino

STAYING PUT. The president wants tax chief Kim Henares to remain BIR Commissioner. Photo by Rappler

BIR misses Sept collection goal

Oct 18, 2013 - 1:20 PM

The tax bureau increased its collections in September but still missed its goal

TAX SHORTFALL. The main tax bureau BIR fails to meet its revenue goal for August. Photo by AFP

Customs collections slow down in Sept amid reforms

Oct 08, 2013 - 6:00 AM

Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon attributes the agency s lower than target collections in September to the ongoing personnel revamp

NEW APPOINTEES. New Customs deputy commissioners face the media on October 7, 2013. L-R: Agaton Uvero, Edita Tan, Customs chief Ruffy Biazon, Jesse Dellosa, Myrna Chua, Primo Aguas. Photo by Jose Del

New Customs officials vow to 'work together' on reforms

Oct 07, 2013 - 8:25 PM

The 5 newly appointed deputy Customs commissioners promise to closely work together to rid the agency of corruption it has been known for

NEW APPOINTEES. New Customs deputy commissioners face the media on October 7, 2013. L-R: Agaton Uvero, Edita Tan, Customs chief Ruffy Biazon, Jesse Dellosa, Myrna Chua, Primo Aguas. Photo by Jose Del

BIR to hospitals, HMOs: Withhold 10% of doctors' fees

Sep 25, 2013 - 10:27 AM

The tax bureau is keen on going after and increasing collections from doctors dentists and other employed medical professionals

Jollibee, KFC franchisees among top Pasig taxpayers

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Franchised retail food brands including American chain KFC and local food giant Jollibee are among the top 40 restaurant taxpayers in Pasig City in 2011

BIR misses August tax goal

Sep 16, 2013 - 2:32 PM

The tax bureau collects P118 11 billion in August narrowly missing its target for the month

TAX SHORTFALL. The main tax bureau BIR fails to meet its revenue goal for August. Photo by AFP

Marvin Agustin's restaurant top taxpayer in Mandaluyong

Sep 11, 2013 - 2:08 PM

These are the top 20 restaurants that paid the most taxes in 2011

TOP TAXPAYERS. The government lists the top 20 taxpaying restaurants in Mandaluyong and San Juan. File photo by AFP

Henares to head new revenue cluster

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:25 PM

Tax chief Kim Henares will coordinate all operations and policy engagements of all revenue collections agencies

NEW HEAD. Kim Henares will coordinate all operations and policy engagements of all revenue collections agencies. Photo by Rappler

Henares denies 90% tax evasion claim

Aug 02, 2013 - 8:24 AM

Tax chief Kim Henares says the number did not come from her

TOUGH CHIEF. Tax chief Kim Henares explains the agency's goals to increase revenue. Photo by Rappler

Jan-May deficit at P43-B, below ceiling

Jun 27, 2013 - 11:33 AM

Purisima says the deficit continues to be well within government ceiling despite the healthy pace of expenditures

DEFICIT. The Philippines budget gap continues to be below government ceiling. AFP Photo

BIR collection target too high — Purisima

Jun 20, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says he wants to keep the tax bureau personnel on their toes

TOO HIGH. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima says the reason why BIR misses its tax collections is setting the target too high. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

BIR May collections below goal

Jun 17, 2013 - 1:31 PM

The tax agency collects P115 B in May 2 8 below its goal for the month

PLUGGING TAX LEAKS. The BIR is running after corporations and individuals not diligently paying their taxes to shore up collections. Photo by AFP