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Taxpayers urged to avail of BIR's amnesty program

By Rose B. Palacio

Davao City (5 October) -- Taxpayers must avail of the amnesty program of the government that started last September 6, 2007.

This was announced by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) XI Director Atty. Marcelinda Omila-Yap and Revenue District Officer Jose Eric Furia.

Taxpayers have only six months to settle their unpaid taxes as promulgated under the BIR's amnesty program.

Taxpayers who have not settled their accounts with the BIR are requested to come to the BIR regional office or at the Revenue District Office along F. Torres Street, Davao City and avail of the amnesty unveiled by the government. BIR staff and personnel are willing to provide assistance in settling taxpayers' accounts.

The tax amnesty covers all national internal revenue taxes imposed by the national government for the taxable year 2005 and prior years with or without assessments duly issued therefore, that have remained unpaid as of December 31, 2005.

Guidelines are available at the BIR Revenue district office. Taxpayers who would like to have a copy can go to the BIR-RDO so they will be guided by the implementing rules and regulations.

These rules and regulations are promulgated to govern the availment by qualified persons or entities of the tax amnesty granted under Republic Act 9480, "An Act Enhancing Revenue Administration and Collection by Granting An Amnesty on All Unpaid Internal Revenue Taxes Impose by the National Government For Taxable Year 2005 and Prior Years."

Copies of Tax Amnesty Act of 2007 are now available either at the BIR regional office along San Pedro Street, or at the BIR-RDO along F. Torres Street, or call 228-1833 ask for Susan Tusoy, RDO assessment division chief, Beth Quitain, Cherry or Grace Dipaling. (BIR/PIA) [top]

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