BIR disallows installment payments by amnesty applicants
Tuguegarao City (October 9) -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it would not accept installment payment of amnesty fees from tax delinquents.
This has been clarified by the agency during its series of roadshows on Tax Amnesty Law held nationwide.
Regional Director Romeo P. Juan said the agency rejects requests for installment because the Tax Amnesty Law does not allow such arrangement.
He explained that tax amnesty is a special tax enhancement program distinct from the ordinary course of tax administration, hence, installments are not allowed.
The BIR's recent roadshows in the region focused on informing the public of the Tax Amnesty Law's merits and at the same time urge tax delinquents to come out and start with a clean state by paying an amnesty fee.
Juan said the government aims to generate substantial revenue form the collection of amnesty fees and also to help the BIR update its database to include previously unregistered income earners.
The Tax Amnesty Law grants qualified taxpayers immunity from any lawsuit involving delinquent tax payments in previous years up to 2005, Juan added. (PIA Cagayan) [top]