BIR reactivates tax mapping awareness drive
Trece Martires City (8 September) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue of south Cavite Revenue District Office (BIR RDO) No. 54A headed by Edgar B. Tolentino reactivated the Tax Compliance Verification Drive, otherwise known as tax mapping to ensure the correct payment of taxes and to combat tax evasion by some establishments under his jurisdiction.
RDO No. 54A handles the monitoring of business establishments in the three cities and nine municipalities in the south of this premier province.
Tax mapping operation recently started in the municipality of General Mariano Alvarez (GMA), with the members of the inspection groups led by their group supervisor as they scoured in the town's commercial center to check whether all the business establishments are duly registered and abiding by the rules.
New issuances relating to the current reconciliation of tax payment requires taxpayers to report the bases of business transactions to combat tax evasion.
"It's another tool in our toolbox. We shall continue to use new and enhanced techniques to detect and prosecute those who are hiding assets or reporting under-declared income, be less or more than thirty percent of reported income", RDO Tolentino said.
As more taxpayers clamoring for help to fully understand the changes in the new issuances relating to the current reconciliation of their tax payments, the District began conducting a two-hour tax briefing program to explain the significance of said issuances (to taxpayers) on an industry-wide basis. The briefings are held weekly at the District office in this city. (BIR RDO-54A/PIA-Cavite) [top]