PIA News Service - Saturday, April 13, 2013



BIR RR17 to taxpayers: Pay taxes correctly, on time

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN CITY, April 13 (PIA) -- The deadline for filing of 2012 Income Tax Return (ITR) is on Monday, April 15 without extension, BIR RR17 chief said.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region No. 17 (RR17) regional director Norberto D. Vitug urged taxpayers to file their ITR and pay their correct taxes now to avoid rush and penalties.

Vitug during Friday’s press conference said that their district offices in Caraga region and other collection banks, barangays and establishments’ assistance centers will be opened on Saturday, April 13 to accommodate taxpayers. He also said that banks on Monday would be opened until 5 p.m.

Assistance Centers will also be established in their district offices and other authorized collection banks.

Based on the BIR database, professionals/self-employed taxpayers reaches 1.8 million, which according to him will contribute a lot to the collection of taxes. He further said that paying taxes would benefit us all.

Meanwhile, BIR also partners with Globe Telecom in the collection of taxes. Taxpayers with not exceeding ten thousand pesos tax can pay and remit through Globe GCash.

This year’s BIR tax campaign theme is "I Love the Philippines, I Pay Taxes Correctly.” (NCLM/PIA-Caraga)