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:. About Institutional Building

The Senior Deputy Commissioner of the BIR :
Advocate for Institutional Building

The Critical Situation

   Increasing need for tax revenues

   Global and local economic slow down

   Tax revenue losses arising from recent legislation

   Policy on no new tax measures

   Growing sophistication of taxpayers

   Tremendous pressure on BIR and its leadership to collect taxes


The Over Stressed BIR

   Increasing tax collection targets

   Increasing work load

   Inadequate resources

   Focus on routinary day to day work

   Limited attention to institutional building


Institutional Building Paralysis

   Inability to cope up with current and future trends and requirements

   Focus is short term and immediate solutions

   Longer term and high impact undertakings not pursued

   Worsening Tax Administration Efficiency Gap


The Hard Realities

   Increasing need for tax revenues

   Global and local economic slow down


To Address the Needs

   Current tax administration leadership and personnel to focus on current tax collection efforts

   Office of the Senior Deputy Commissioner has been created to focus on BIR institutional building


Office of the Senior Deputy Commissioner

   New office created under EO 827

   Second in command office needed to push encompassing initiatives

   New office will allow CIR to concentrate on tax collection initiatives

   Office of SDCIR will complement existing structure and initiatives


Executive Order 827

   Executive Order signed by the President on August 14, 2009

   EO creates the Office of the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue (OSDCIR)

   EO provides both broad and specific mandates of the OSDCIR

   OSDCIR will report accomplishments to the Finance Secretary and BIR Commissioner


Mandate of the Office of the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Internal Revenue

   Build up the BIR as an institution by enhancing its image and capability

   Undertake activities to improve the administration of the three P's:
People, Process and taxPayers



People Improvement Activities

   Formation of a Tax Academy or Training Institute

   Regular conduct of proficiency examination for revenue personnel

   Organizing regular learning fora for BIR official in coordination with the private sector

   Upgrading the research and knowledge data base of the BIR, including setting up a BIR Information Resource Center

   Formation of Junior Executive Development Program


Process Improvement Activities

   Rationalization of the implementation of investment incentives laws

   Prescribing internationally accepted tax administration trends and practices, including an appeals arbitration for conflict resolution

   Mandating new taxpayer disclosure requirements, including a statement of management responsibility

   Putting in place an environmental scanning system

   Adoption of viable technology in tax administration processes

   Improvement of the withholding tax system to cover more offshore transactions and the consolidation of all pertinent issuances


TaxPayer Interaction Improvement Activities

   Enhancing taxpayer service , including institutionalizing the Handang Maglingkod program and Taxpayer Resolution Office

   Re-invigorating the tax practitioner accreditation program

   Improving the level of servicing to and the tax payments of the Large Taxpayers, including setting up an Industry Champion and Most Important Priorities programs

   Pinpointing transactions that have significant tax potential and plugging any arising leakages and undertaking special enforcement projects


Enhancing image of the BIR

   Implementation of a communication plan that will project the positive developments in the BIR

   Conduct of regular assessments of public perception of BIR activities


Institutionalizing the measures

   Creation of a webpage on the initiatives

   Organizing road shows to inform stakeholders of the measures

   Legislation of the measures


In Summary

   The over stressed BIR is in a critical situation

   BIR needs to concentrate on tax collection

   There is equally important need to focus on institutional building

   To take up the slack in the institutional building, the OSDCIR has been created

   The OSDCIR shall enhance the image and capability of the BIR by pursuing People, Process and taxPayer initiatives

The BIR contributes more than 75% of government revenues

It is time that Institution Building is pursued by the BIR

BIR deserves nothing less
We deserve nothing less


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