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PIA Press Release
2007/10/12

Nat'l roadshow on tax amnesty goes to Davao

By Rose Palacio

Davao City (12 October) -- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) regional director Atty. Marcelinda Omila-Yap and Revenue District Officer Jose Eric Furia announced that the government's National Roadshow on Tax Amnesty and Tax enhancement is coming to Davao City on October 24 (Wednesday) to promote the tax amnesty program of the administration.

Congress Oversight Committee Chairman, Congressman Danilo Suarez will lead the national caravan and will be here in Davao on Wednesday (Oct 24) from General Santos City.

The National Roadshow will be in General Santos City on October 22 and from GenSan point, the caravan will proceed to Davao City, according to RDO Furia.

A launching of the BIR's Amnesty and Tax enhancement program will be held at the Grand Men Seng hotel at 9:00am to 2:00pm on said date.

We are inviting the media practitioners to be with us in the morning for a press conference, Furia said.

All certified public accountants, bookkeepers, businessmen, managers of coops and members of the Philippine Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), including members of the Davao Bookkeepers Association & Services are invited to attend the forum to be enlighten on the new measure being undertaken by the government as embodied in "The Tax Amnesty," Furia said.

Meanwhile, Director Omila-Yap said the BIR regional office have been receiving complaints on the non-issuance of official receipts. Following these complaints from the public and the media, the bureau will conduct an on-the-spot mapping and verification strategies to address the recurrence of such complaints directed against business establishments particularly in San Pedro, Uyanguren and Agdao district.

A massive campaign is being set-up by the Revenue District Office to make the public, especially the businessmen, aware on the importance of issuing sales invoices for purchases made by customers.

Director Omila-Yap said the bureau is grateful to some mediamen who took time and effort to personally file complaints relative to non-issuance of official ORs.

Penalty for non-issuance of Ors is P10,000 while other penalties include confiscation of business permits, unregistered business machines, increments of 25 percent up to 50 percent surcharge and compromise penalty which ranges from P1,000 to P50,000 depending on the nature of such violation. (PIA XI) [top]

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