BIR to taxpayers: Settle accounts with one-time abatement program
By Rose B. Palacio
Davao City (8 November) -- Under the latest program of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), taxpayers can now pay their delinquent tax accounts with the removal of all penalties, including surcharges and interests.
BIR Commissioner Jose Mario Buņag signed Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 63-2006 to enable taxpayers to settle their tax deficiencies under the One-Time Administrative Abatement program that ends December 22, 1006.
BIR XI Director Atty. Marcelinda Omila-Yap said the Abatement program would make it easier for taxpayers to settle their delinquent accounts without penalties and surcharges which eventually will increase BIR's tax collections.
Latest issues and programs of the BIR were discussed during the "BIR ug Ikaw" radio forum aired over DXRP Radyo ng Bayan guested by Susan Tusoy, RDO assessment chief; Beverly Montebon; Arlene Singco; Clea Pimentel; and Grace Pagaran, and anchored by Dang Jumala of DXRP and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
The BIR's Abatement program covers cases involving delinquent accounts, accounts receivables, second time tax installments, dishonored checks, and administrative protests pending in the BIR and its various offices.
Also covered are assessed cases, whether preliminary or final, as of June 30, 2006; civil tax cases in the Department of Justice and the courts including decided cases which are not yet final and executory; collection cases filed with the courts except in the case4 of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, and cases with pending requests for compromise settlement, among others. (PIA-XI) [top]