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BIR tax info campaign kicks off in Northern Mindanao

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (9 February) -- Deputy Commissioner Marietta U. Lorenzo of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Manila, will be in Cagayan de Oro City, tomorrow, Feb. 10 for the 2010 Tax Campaign Kick Off in the region.

Lorenzo, head of the BIR Tax Reform Administration Group, will be accompanied by other key officials of the BIR, who will grace the affair, Regional Director Esmeralda M. Tabule of BIR, Revenue Region 16 in Northern Mindanao, said.

The campaign starts with a motorcade at 2:00p.m., Feb. 10, from the BIR Bldg., Westbound Terminal in Bulua, this city and winds up at the LimKetKai Mall Rotunda where a program will follow.

This year's campaign theme of "Making the Public Know," will focus on BIR's goal of ensuring extensive dissemination of information on BIR's various programs and projects, as well, as developments in taxation, Tabule said.

Meanwhile, she said, a total of P4.695B in various types of taxes was collected by BIR-RR 16, last year, higher by P268M or 6.05 percent (%) over that of P4.427B in 2008.

Tabule, who assumed office only in March 2009, said the highest collections were noted during last quarter: December had the highest percentage of increase, from P309.453M to P430.434M or 39.10 percent (%), followed by November, from P420.879M to P555.138M or 31.90 percent (%) and October, from P327.298M to P394.804M or 20.63 percent (%).

September came next, from P327.156M to P391.329M or an increase of 19.62 percent (%), July, from P360.578M to P381.941M or 5.92 percent (%) and August, from P431.421M to P445.214M or 3.20 percent (%).

April, from P518.355M to P534.795 or an increase of 3.17 percent (%), May, from P401.222M to P412.941 percent (%) and June, from P337.440M to P341.812M or 1.30 percent (%).

Collections during the first quarter, however, were on the downtrend: February, from P337.090M to P247.988M, a decrease of P89M or negative 26 percent (%), March, from P325.987M to P271.097M, a decrease of P55M or negative 16.84 percent (%) and January, from P330.599M to P287.735M or negative 12.97 percent (%). (PIA 10) [top]

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