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PIA Press Release
2007/10/15

Negros Oriental hosts int'l tax confab

By Rachelle M. Nessia

Dumaguete City (15 October) -- More than 500 governors, assessors, treasurers and selected mayors from Visayas region will converge in Negros Oriental for the International Conference on Integrated Tax Collection or iTAX on October 29 to 30.

The iTAX conference is considered as one of the biggest activities to be hosted by the provincial government of Negros Oriental this year and shall be sponsored by the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

The conference will focus on the use of the latest technology to computerize the collection of taxes especially the real property tax. The iTAX technology was developed by the GTZ and will be introduced to all provinces in the Philippines for an effective tax collection scheme.

Negros Oriental was earlier chosen as the pilot province in the country for iTAX.

The technology is currently piloted in the cities of Bayawan and Dumaguete and the Municipalities of Siaton, Zamboanguita, Valencia, Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan, Pamplona, Mabinay and Bindoy.

Governor Emilio C. Macias II has designated the Provincial Tourism Office as the focal body to undertake preparations for the conference.

The Governor reportedly wants the event to also be an avenue where Negros Oriental will be promoted to other provinces.

Effective collection of taxes have been cited by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as one way to increase government earnings or revenues and thereby a necessary component of poverty alleviation in the country.

With the raised revenues, the President said the next important thing to do in the next three years is to invest more in human resources and physical infrastructures to create jobs and upgrade the country's competitiveness. (PIA) [top]

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