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2014

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Vol. 16 No. 2 Importers and customs brokers shall undergo a two-phase accreditation process with the BIR and the BOC, which is required under Department Order No. 12-2014 issued by the Department of Finance.

Vol. 16 No. 1 BIR launched its 2014 tax campaign on February 3, 2014 at the Luxent Hotel carrying the theme “I Love the Philippines, I Pay My Taxes Right. It’s as Easy as RFP”.



2013

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Vol. 15 No. 10 The Philippines has received a "largely compliant" rating in its implementation of international standards on Exchange of Information with the adoption of the Philippines Phase 2 Report at the 6th Meeting of the Global Forum for Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held on November 21 to 22, 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Vol. 15 No. 9 To strengthen the culture of performance and accountability in the revenue service, the BIR Strategic Performance Management System (BIR SPMS) has been established in the Bureau through the issuance of RMO No. 26-2013 last October 1.

Vol. 15 No. 8 Starting October 1, 2013, patients should pay their doctor's professional fee directly to the hospital or clinic where they were admitted and confined.

Vol. 15 No. 7 The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) celebrated its 109th Founding Anniversary on August 1 and 2, 2013 with significant and fun-filled activities.

Vol. 15 No. 6 Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares reminds candidates of the May 13, 2013 election regarding their tax obligations through the issuance of RMC No. 48-2013 last July 8.

Vol. 15 No. 5 The validity of unused/unissued principal and supplementary receipts/invoices printed prior to January 18, 2013 has been extended until August 30, 2013.

Vol. 15 No. 3 The BIR has issued several revenue issuances and Bank Bulletins containing guidelines on the filing of Income Tax returns (ITRs) this year.

Vol. 15 No. 4 BIR announced the availability of the Accounts Receivable Monitoring System (ARMS) on May 3, 2013 in Revenue Region (RR) Nos. 5-Caloocan, 6-Manila and 7-Quezon City.

Vol. 15 No. 2 BIR offices across the country campaign for the early filing of Income Tax return (ITR) and correct payment of taxes, as expressed in the Bureau’s 2013 tax campaign theme, “I love the Philippines, I pay taxes correctly.”

Vol. 15 No. 1 Nine (9) Revenue District Offices were conferred by the Civil Service Commission with the Citizen's Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence Award in 2012.



2012

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Vol. 14 No. 9 Revenuers can look forward to getting an additional top up bonus known as the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB).

Vol. 14 No. 8 The BIR has made the preparation of tax returns easier with the rollout of the Electronic Bureau of Internal Revenue Forms (eBIRForms) Package last October 16.

Vol. 14 No. 7 Delegates from eleven (11) members of the Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR) participated in the Working Level Meeting on Transfer Pricing held from September 3 to 5, 2012 in EDSA Shangri-la Hotel.

Vol. 14 No. 6 The BIR celebrated its 108th founding anniversary last August 1 with austere but meaningful program carrying the theme, “I love Philippines, I Pay Taxes”.

Vol. 14 No. 5 All taxpayers using cash register machines, point-of-sale machines and other invoice/receipt generating machines are now required to report their gross monthly sales to the BIR using the Bureau’s Electronic Sales (eSales) Reporting System.

Vol. 4 No. 4 Top BIR officials attended the workshop for the development of the Electronic Tax Information System (eTIS) held last May 9 to 12 at the Astoria Plaza in Pasig City.

Vol. 14 No. 3 The BIR kicked off last April 19 a new project called BRAInS or BIR Ready and Aware in Information Security.

Vol. 14 No. 2 Starting March 15, 2012, BIR Form Nos. 1700, 1701 and 1702 are available in interactive format for use by all taxpayers.

Vol. 14 No. 1 Last January 10, the BIR entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with PICPA for the conduct of seminars on the Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS) for selected Revenue Officers of the Bureau.



2011

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Vol. 13 No. 11 The BIR has issued RR No. 19-2011 last December 9 to prescribe the new BIR Forms that will be used starting this year’s Income Tax filing season.

Vol. 13 No. 10 The BIR launched the eFPS Offline Form Application via the BIR Website last November 16.

Vol. 13 No. 9 A new set of BIR Forms will be used in the filing of the annual Income Tax returns (ITRs) starting next year.

Vol. 13 No. 8 Toll fees received from all types of vehicles are subject to the Value-Added Tax (VAT) starting 12:01 AM of October 1, 2011.

Vol. 13 No. 7 The BIR celebrated its 107th founding anniversary last August 1 at the BIR covered court with austere but meaningful and fun-filled program carrying the theme, “Buwis Mo Para sa Bagong Pilipinas”.

Vol. 13 No. 6 Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares recently revoked four (4) BIR Rulings exempting the premiums and contributions paid to Pag-Ibig, GSIS and SSS from the Income Tax.

Vol. 13 No. 5 The BIR issued Revenue Regulations No. 7-2011 last June 14 to clarify the tax treatment of electoral campaign contributions and expenditures, particularly the excess campaign funds.

Vol. 13 No. 4 Last May 5 and 6, Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares, together with other top revenue officials, met with donor agency representatives to discuss the Bureau’s reform updates and funding requirements.

Vol. 13 No. 3 The BIR launched last April 4 the Sustainability of I-Returns Project (Document Imaging) in Revenue Region No. 7-Quezon City.

Vol. 13 No. 2 The BIR kicks off its 2011 tax campaign with the theme, “Buwis Mo Para Sa Bagong Pilipinas” last February 8 at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City.

Vol. 13 No. 1 The BIR, in collaboration with the Department of Finance, launched last January 21 the Asset Information Management Program at the Bureau’s National Training Center Auditorium.



2010

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Vol. 12 No. 11 In line with the BIR’s thrust to improve the quality, efficiency and accuracy of its tax audit, a computer audit work station called CAATTS Laboratory was inaugurated last December 22 at the Bureau’s National Office.

Vol. 12 No. 10 The BIR’s October collection performance marks the second month in a row that the Bureau was able to exceed its monthly revenue target under Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares’ stewardship.

Vol. 12 No. 9 The BIR hosted the 8th SGATAR Joint Training Program which was held from October 27 to 29 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel.

Vol. 12 No. 8 Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares recommended the issuance of Revenue Regulations No. 9-2010 last September 13, which gives delinquent taxpayers a chance to voluntarily file/rectify their tax returns and pay the deficiency taxes due without the imposition of surcharges and/or compromise penalties.

Vol. 12 No. 7 The BIR celebrated its 106th founding anniversary last August 2 with President Benigno S. Aquino III as the distinguished Keynote Speaker.

Vol. 12 No. 6 Last July 2, newly-appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Kim S. Jacinto-Henares was formally installed into office through the ceremonial turnover to her of the symbolic key and BIR flag from outgoing Commissioner Joel L. Tan-Torres.

Vol. 12 No. 5 For five months in a row, the BIR has consistently surpassed its previous year’s collections and exceeded its monthly collection targets from December 2009 until April 2010.

Vol. 12 No. 4 The BIR managed to surpass its previous year's tax collections and exceed its monthly collection targets from December 2009 until March 2010.

Vol. 12 No. 3 For three consecutive months, the BIR managed to surpass its previous year's collections and even exceed its collection targets.

Vol. 12 No. 2 The BIR is off to a good start in 2010 with its January revenue collections exceeding the target for the month by more than 13%.

Vol. 12 No. 1 The BIR ended the year 2009 with a bang as it registered a collection surplus of more than P 8 Billion for the month of December 2009.



2009

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Vol. 11 No. 12 Last December 16, the BIR entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bureau of Local Government Finance and the Philippine Association of Local Treasurers and Assessors, Inc. to improve services to taxpayers and enhance tax collection and administration.

Vol. 11 No. 11 Last November 27, hundreds of revenuers formally welcomed Commissioner Joel L. Tan-Torres as full-fledged BIR Commissioner, and bade farewell to outgoing Commissioner Sixto S. Esquivias IV.

Vol. 11 No. 10 Senior Deputy Commissioner Joel L. Tan-Torres directed all Revenue District Offices nationwide to create and deploy their own SanTAX Claus Teams (composed of Revenue Officers) in bazaars and trade events in their respective areas to remind “tiangge” vendors and shoppers about their tax obligations.

Vol. 11 No. 9 Last September 24, the BIR was recognized for “initiating” the Public Governance System in the agency.

Vol. 11 No. 8 For the First Semester of 2009, the BIR ranked 6th among 109 total participating government agencies in terms of compliance to the requirements of the Integrity Development Action Plan being monitored and evaluated by the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission.

Vol. 11 No. 7 Last August 1 and 3, the BIR celebrated its 105th founding anniversary with fun-filled and meaningful events.

Vol. 11 no. 6 Last July 1, the BIR rolled out a new web-based system called the Electronic Accreditation and Registration (eAccReg) System.

Vol. 11 No. 5 In order to check taxpayers’ compliance with certain Income Tax regulations, Commissioner Sixto S. Esquivias IV has ordered concerned revenue offices to immediately conduct pre-audit of annual Income Tax Returns filed by individual and corporate taxpayers for taxable year 2008.

Vol. 11 No. 4 For a more effective administration of the Value-Added Tax System, Commissioner Sixto S. Esquivias IV has ordered all concerned revenuers to strictly implement the penalty provisions for non-submission by taxpayers of the Quarterly Summary Lists of Sales and Purchases (SLSP).

Vol. 11 No. 3 With the implementation of “Oplan Kandado” starting January 2009, the BIR already padlocked twelve (12) business establishments that were found to have violated certain tax laws.

Vol. 11 No. 2 Commissioner Sixto S. Esquivias IV directed all concerned revenue officials to intensify the collection of unpaid taxes due from taxpayers who have filed their tax returns via the BIR’s Electronic Filing and Payment System.

Vol. 11 No. 1 BIR implements nationwide “Oplan Kandado” wherein business operations of non-compliant taxpayers will be suspended and their establishments temporarily closed if they will be found to have violated certain tax laws.



2008

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Vol. 10 No. 12 Reporting of complaints to the BIR is now made easier through the use of Short Message Service (SMS), more popularly known as texting.

Vol. 10 No. 11 The BIR conducted a four-day Strategic Planning Workshop last December 10 to 13 in Antipolo City to formulate the agency’s strategies and action plans for the next five years.

Vol. 10 No. 10 With the resignation of Commissioner Lilian B. Hefti as head of the Bureau of Internal Revenue last October, former Deputy Commissioner, Sixto S. Esquivias IV was appointed to assume the top post in the Bureau.

Vol. 10 No. 9 Last September 24, the BIR issued Revenue Regulations No. 10-2008 to implement Republic Act No. 9504 relative to the withholding of Income Tax on compensation and other concerns.

Vol. 10 No. 8 The BIR has clarified the taxability of insurance companies with respect to the proper computation of their Minimum Corporate Income Tax, Business Tax and Documentary Stamp Tax.

Vol. 10 No. 7 The BIR celebrated its 104th founding anniversary last August 1 with the theme “Buwis mong Babayaran, Ating Kinabukasan”.

Vol. 10 No. 6 The BIR issued RMO No. 24-2008 last May 9 to lay down the policies and guidelines for the development, investigation and prosecution of cases under the Bureau’s Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) Program.

Vol. 10 No. 5 Commissioner Lilian B. Hefti ordered all BIR investigating offices to establish industry/profession benchmarks to determine taxpayers who will be audited this year.

Vol. 10 No. 4 In order to provide efficient service to the large taxpayers, the BIR issued Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 4-2008 last April 17 to amend the venue for filing of tax returns and payment of certain taxes due on onerous transfers of real properties owned by large taxpayers.

Vol. 10 No. 3 The BIR clarified several tax issues, including the deadline for availment of the Tax Amnesty Program, which is May 5, 2008.

Vol. 10 No. 2 To effectively utilize and maximize the banking system in receiving tax payments, the BIR has issued Revenue Regulations No. 2-2008 last February 29 to rationalize the grant of “float period” incentive to Accredited Agent Banks (AABs) and the imposition of penalties to the erring AABs.

Vol. 10 No. 1 For 2007, the BIR collected P 712.098 Billion, surpassing its 2006 collections by P 59.365 Billion or 9.09%.



2007

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Vol. 9 No. 12 BIR ended the year 2007 with the issuance of RR No. 15-2007 last December 28 to allow the abatement of penalties/surcharges and interest on disputed/litigated assessments.

Vol. 9 No. 11 The BIR will continue its audit and investigation activities even during the Christmas Season.

Vol. 9 No. 10 Over a hundred tax administrators from fifteen (15) countries and two (2) international organizations convened last November 19 to 22 for the 37th Meeting of the Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research (SGATAR) held at the Shangrila’s Mactan Island Resort in Cebu.

Vol. 9 No. 9 Finance Secretary Margarito B. Teves and top BIR officials led by Commissioner Lilian B. Hefti held a Command Conference last September 14 to discuss the current tax collection programs and performance of the BIR, as well as the progress on various action points, which were raised during the August 13 Command Conference presided by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Vol. 9 No. 8 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the BIR to focus on the investigation of big tax evaders who have been depriving the government of billions of taxes, as she presided over the Bureau’s Command Conference held at the BIR National Office last August 13.

Vol. 9 No. 7 The BIR celebrated its 103rd founding anniversary last August 1 with the theme, “Pagbubuklod sa Mithiing Matatag at may Kakayahang Iangat ang Antas ng Kabuhayan.”

Vol. 9 No. 6 Last June 29, Commissioner Jose Mario C. Buñag formally relinquished the top post of the BIR which he held for almost two years. Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Lilian B. Hefti was named OIC-Commissioner.

Vol. 9 No. 5 The BIR launched last May 17 the National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform (NPSTAR) at the Bureau’s National Training Center.

Vol. 9 No. 4 A new paradigm in meeting the BIR’s CY 2007 collection target has been adopted by the BIR as mandated by the Secretary of Finance.

Vol. 9 No. 3 The Nationwide Rollout of Computerized Systems (NRCS) Project started its rollout of four (4) front-end systems in Revenue District Office No. 59 – Lipa City last March 12.

Vol. 9 No. 2 The BIR ranked 5th among 70 government agencies in terms of compliance to the requirements of the Integrity Development Action Plan for the year 2006.

Vol. 9 No. 1 The BIR signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc. (PSE) to grant “qualified corporations” the privilege of last priority in audit and investigation for a certain period.



2006

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Vol. 8 No. 10 World pool sensation Efren “Bata” Reyes personally filed his application for Improved Voluntary Assessment Program (IVAP) before Commissioner Jose Mario C. Buñag last December 27 at the BIR National Office.

Vol. 8 No. 9 The BIR is giving delinquent taxpayers the chance to voluntarily settle their unpaid tax obligations and avail of the privilege of last priority in audit and investigation by offering the Improved Voluntary Assessment Program (IVAP).

Vol. 8 No. 8 Effective October 14, taxpayers with delinquent accounts or assessed tax cases with the BIR as of June 30, 2006 have the chance to avail of the Bureau’s one-time Abatement Program.

Vol. 8 No. 7 The BIR ranked fourth among the “Top Ten Most Compliant Agencies” in the implementation of the government’s Integrity Development Action Plan during the first half of 2006.

Vol. 8 No. 6 The BIR launched a comic art competition dubbed as “The Adventures of Super Pinoy,” which is open to all high school students from public and private schools in the National Capital Region.

Vol. 8 No. 5 BIR celebrated its 102nd founding anniversary last August 1 with a positive outlook of sustaining its remarkable collection performance after posting a P 1.2 Billion excess over its goal from BIR operations for the first semester of the year.

Vol. 8 No. 4 Last May 22, the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee approved the Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Attrition Act of 2005, paving the way for its impending implementation in the revenue service.

Vol. 8 No. 3 For the first quarter of 2006, the BIR was able to surpass its collection target of P 131.386 Billion by 2.72% or P 3.570 Billion.

Vol. 8 No. 2 The BIR issued new Revenue Regulations to implement the provisions of newly-approved tax laws and to enhance existing tax systems/processes.

Vol. 8 No. 1 The BIR has instituted the use of the “benchmarking method” to define the standards in measuring taxpayers’ compliance per industry group.



2005

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Vol. 7 No. 11 The Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC) cited the BIR as one of the top five (5) government agencies with the highest compliance rate on the 22 anti-corruption measures under PAGC’s Integrity Development Action Plan (IDAP).

Vol. 7 No. 10 Top revenue officials formulated the BIR’s strategic plans and directions for 2006-2010 in a three-day planning session held from November 17 to 19

Vol. 7 No. 9 The BIR is all set to implement the Expanded Value-Added Tax (EVAT) Law starting November 1.

Vol. 7 No. 8 The BIR exceeded its collection goal for the month of August 2005, setting a record-breaking year-on-year surplus in the Bureau's history.

Vol 7 No. 7 BIR commemorated its 101st founding anniversary last August 1 with simple but meaningful rites and events highlighting the agency’s past achievements, current thrusts and five-year platform for increasing tax collections.

Vol. 7 No. 6 Top officials of the BIR and DoF assured that there will be no reprieve in the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) campaign against tax evasion.

Vol. 7 No. 5 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo commended the BIR for posting a record-setting tax collection of P 62.9 Billion in April this year, the highest monthly collection in the agency's history.

Vol. 7 No. 4 The BIR's anti-tax evasion campaign is paying off with the successive filing of tax evasion charges against prominent personalities and with two court victories scored against tax criminals.

Vol. 7 No. 3 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared April 2005 as Tax Awareness Month under Proclamation No. 812, to promote and instill awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of taxes to the society

Vol. 7 No. 2 The Boy Scouts of the Philippines committed to help the BIR in the conduct of its tax information campaign this year by forging a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bureau last February 12.

Vol. 7 No. 1 Business taxpayers who will pay at least 20% more than their previous year’s income tax payments, among other conditions, shall be exempted from internal revenue audits and investigations under the BIR No Audit Program (NAP).



2004

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Vol. 6 No. 12 The BIR launched last January 13 M-Payment, the world's first mobile business registration renewal system, which taxpayers can use to pay for their annual business registration fee.

Vol. 6 No. 11 The BIR is giving due recognition to the contribution of the country's top taxpayers by inviting one Centennial Taxpayer during its regular Monday flag-raising ceremony at the BIR National Office.

Vol. 6 No. 10 The BIR's first Electronic Services Lounge (eLounge) that will provide taxpayers with free internet access to the Bureau's various eServices was inaugurated last October 8 in RR 8 - Makati City.

Vol. 6 No. 9 The BIR launched last September 8 at RPN 9 the Bureau's eRaffle promo, "Bayan, I-txt ang Resibo 2004."

Vol 6. No. 8 Deserving revenue personnel and top Centennial Taxpayers were recognized on the occasion of the Bureau's centennial anniversary celebration on August 2, 2004.

Vol. 6 No. 7 BIR celebrated its Centennial Anniversary last July 29 to August 2 with a series of meaningful and exciting activities.

Vol. 6 No. 6 Commissioner Guillermo L. Parayno, Jr. has approved the deferment of the effectivity date of implementation of the mandatory Electronic Filing and Payment System by the identified top 10,000 corporations until August 1, 2004.

Vol. 6 No. 5 The Bureau has given taxpayers interested to vie for the Centennial Taxpayers award until June 30, 2004 to fulfill the qualification requirements fo the CTRP.

Vol. 6 No. 4 Several activities have been lined up for the BIR centennial anniversary celebration, which are geared towards chronicling the Bureau's past achievements and present programs.

Vol. 6 No. 3 Since the launching of the Centennial Taxpayers Recognition Program (CTRP) on March 2, 2004, ten (10) organizations have already pledged their full support to the Program.

Vol. 6 No. 2 The BIR launched on March 2, 2004 its Centennial Taxpayers Recognition Program or CTRP as a way of honoring the country's top taxpayers who have contributed significantly to the pursuit of government's development programs.

Vol. 6 No. 1 For the first time after 5 years, the BIR exceeded its annual collection target.



2003

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Vol. 5 No. 12 Outgoing Finance Secretary Jose Isidro N. Camacho delivers his farewell message to revenuers during the flag raising ceremony held in the National Office on December 15, 2003.

Vol. 5 No. 11 An enhanced Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) is set to be launched by December 2003.

Vol. 5 No. 10 The BIR produced three (3) millionaires on October 3, 2003 out of its "Bayan, I-txt ang Resibo" eRaffle promo.

Vol. 5 No. 9 The BIR is extending the conduct of the "Bayan, I-txt ang Resibo" raffle promo until December 15, 2003.

Vol. 5 No. 8 The BIR had a week-long celebration of its 99th founding anniversary, which started with a thanksgiving mass on August 1, 2003.

Vol. 5 No. 7 The BIR Contact Center was launched on August 4, 2003 on the occasion of the Bureau's 99th anniversary celebration.

Vol. 5 No. 6 BIR formally kicked off the Full Outsourcing of the Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS) Project on May 6, 2003.

Vol. 5 No. 5 BIR launched the "Bayan, I-txt ang Resibo" raffle promo, which is being conducted electronically via the short messaging system (SMS) or texting.

Vol.5 No. 4 Cabinet Undersecretaries filed their Income Tax returns (ITRs) on March 31, 2003 at the BIR National Office to signify their support for the Bureau's campaign for early filing of ITRs.

Vol. 5 No. 3 Members of the Bangon Pilipino Movement manifested their support to the Bureau's tax campaign program by filing their Income Tax returns as early as March 10 at the BIR National Office.

Vol. 5 No. 2 The BIR's nationwide tax campaign for 2003, dubbed as "Buwis Ko, Alay Ko," kicked off on February 24, 2003 at the Atrium Building in Makati City.

Vol. 5 No. 1 Commissioner Guillermo L. Parayno, Jr. laid down the Bureau's directions for 2003 in his New Year message to revenuers delivered during the flag-raising ceremony held on January 6, 2003.



2002

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Vol. 4 No. 12 Commissioner Guillermo L. Parayno, Jr. reported to revenuers 3 important developments in revenue administration during the flag-raising ceremony held on December 16, 2002.

Vol. 4 No. 11 The BIR formally launched to the public its tax payment confirmation system through Electronic Broadcasting on November 15, 2002.

Vol. 4 No. 10 The BIR launched the Electronic Broadcasting System on October 25, 2002 to address the problem of diversion of tax payments to the personal accounts of criminal elements.

Vol. 4 No. 9 Commissioner Guillermo L. Parayno, Jr. urged revenuers to meet the Bureau's remaining collection target for 2002 during the flag-raising ceremony held on September 2, 2002.

Vol. 4 No. 8 Finance Secretary Jose Isidro N. Camacho announced on August 28, 2002 the appointment of former Customs Commissioner, Guillermo L. Parayno, Jr., as the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Vol. 4 No. 7 Finance Secretary Jose Isidro N. Camacho expressed optimism that the BIR is still capable of meeting its collection target in 2002.

Vol. 4 No. 6 Commissioner Rene G. Bañez announced that the Executive Order for the restructuring of the BIR is targeted to approved in June.

Vol. 4 No. 5 DCIR Lilia Guillermo presented to representatives of various government agencies the benefits and features of the Electronic Filing and Payment System (EFPS) on April 9, 2002.

Vol. 4 No. 4 The "net sincerity" rating of BIR has improved by 19-points based on the results of survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations on public sector corruption.

Vol. 4 No. 3 CIR Rene G. Bañez presented to the House Committee on Ways and Means the BIR's collection performance for 2001 and programs for 2002 during a briefing held on February 13, 2002.

Vol. 4 No. 2 New York-based Moody's Investor Service cited in its report the role of BIR performance in containing last year's budget deficit.

Vol. 4 No. 1 The Bureau's top officials formulated the BIR strategic plans and directions for 2002 to 2004



2001


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Vol. 3 No. 15 Collections made by Accredited Agent Banks under the Voluntary Assessment Program already stood at P 1.327 Billion as of October 31, 2001.

Vol. 3 No. 14 Members of the Presidential Committee on Effective Governance gave Commissioner Rene G. Bañez the go-signal to restructure the BIR.

Vol. 3 No. 13 DOF and DBM expressed support for the BIR transformation process in a Multi-Sectoral Forum on Tax Administration.

Vol. 3 No. 12 CSC and DBM assured BIR of support in the latter's restructuring program during a joint consultation held on August 14, 2001.

Vol. 3 No. 11 President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in her first State-of-the-Nation Address, expressed her full support to Commissioner Rene G. Bañez in overhauling the BIR.

Vol. 3 No. 10 DCIR Estelita Aguirre assured all revenuers that there are sufficient items for everyone and no one will be demoted in the course of implementation of E.O. 175.

Vol. 3 No. 9 Executive Secretary Alberto G. Romulo reiterated the Arroyo administration's full trust and support to Commissioner Bañez's efforts in reorganizing the BIR.

Vol. 3 No. 8 Commissioner Rene G. Bañez ordered the reshuffle of 78 top revenue officials to further strengthen the Bureau's collection efforts.

Vol. 3 No. 7 The BIR received a favorable response from representatives of the Executive Branch on the proposed transformation process in the Bureau.

Vol. 3 No. 6 The BIR transformation initiatives gained support of Finance Secretary Alberto G. Romulo and representatives of various funding agencies.

Vol. 3 No. 5 Commissioner René G. Bañez presented the policy directions of the BIR for 2001 to 2003 to top revenue officials.

Vol. 3 No. 4 Commissioner René G. Bañez prohibited revenuers from accepting fee, gift or other valuable item given in the course of official duties.

Vol. 3 No. 3 Commissioner René G. Bañez vowed to work on the transformation of the BIR into a taxpayer-focused agency.

Vol. 3 No. 2 Newly-installed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo appointed Atty. René G. Bañez as the new Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

vol. 3 No. 1 The BIR discussed with the Bankers Association of the Philippines its proposed expansion of the mandatory use of TIN.

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