BIR calls on taxpayers to voluntarily pay the right taxes

  • March 17, 2017
  • Carlito C. Dar


BAGUIO CITY, Mar. 17 (PIA) - - The government under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte  is pushing for a meaningful change to the country and all the Filipino people and all tax payers play an important role for such change to happen.

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay stressed this   during the national tax campaign kick – off in the Cordillera Administrative Region at SM City Baguio, Friday.

Dulay iterated that tax collection is the role of BIR in national development and no amount of law enforcement will ensure better collection without every taxpayer voluntarily paying the right taxes.

Around 90 percent of BIR’s collection comes from voluntary payment, Dulay bared as he called on every tax payers to be a partner for change, in bringing in true and meaningful change to the country and all the Filipino people.

“I call for change…not only change but tunay na pagbabago (real change) and the change must start with us and come from within us, as no amount of law enforcement such as Oplan Kandado and Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) will be as effective as the voluntary compliance of our taxpayers,” Dulay said.

For fiscal year 2017, BIR’s collection target is P1.829 trillion. For BIR Cordillera or Revenue Region Number 2, tax collection target is P6.64 billion.

BIR’s Tax campaign of “Tunay na Pagbabago, Para Sa Bayan “will be focused on the attainment of collection target, improvement of taxpayers’ satisfaction and protection of revenues and recapturing of public thrust.

For the Baguio leg of the BIR’s nationwide tax campaign, Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Congressman Mark Go were invited to deliver messages.

The bureau also gave recognition to the top 10 taxpayers in every revenue district office in the region and gave a presentation on BIR’s 2017 Public Awareness Campaign Program.

Capping the roadshow was a”Tax – Gisan ng Galing 2017”, a quiz contest that participated by students from the various higher educational institutions. (JDP/CCD - PIA CAR)   

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