VIGAN CITY, April 13 (PIA) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)-Revenue District Office No. 2, in partnership with the city government of Vigan, sets up a Tax Assistance Center at the Vigan City Hall here on April 12 and 17.
Vigan City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said the center will provide services to Biguenos such as inquiry and verification of taxpayer identification number (TIN); assistance in filling up the form for Income Tax Return (ITR); assistance in the usage of e-Filing Services; and assistance in the procedures for filing ITR.
Medina encouraged interested taxpayers to avail of these services and to file their 2016 ITR early before the April 17 deadline to avoid penalties.
Earlier, Commissioner Caesar Dulay visited the Ilocos Region during the 2017 Tax Campaign kick-off of BIR Revenue Region No. 01-Calasiao, Pangasinan at the iconic Sison Auditorium in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
He appealed to all taxpayers, “Please pay your taxes for the country so we can have more funds to share to our less fortunate countrymen. Do not be a part of the cycle of corruption. Walang kurap kung walang nagungurap! Corruption must stop, pay your taxes correctly. ‘Malasakit at Tunay na Pagbabago Para sa Bayan,’ this is the call for today.”
Commissioner Dulay pointed out the enormous task of the BIR to collect P1.829 trillion this 2017.
He said that the Bureau collects around 80 percent of government tax revenues to ensure the continuous operations of the government from the payment of the salaries of government workers to the building of roads and other infrastructures. (JNPD/AMM/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)