BIR instructs regional and district directors to intensify inspection of businesses

Published April 20, 2018, 11:23 AM

by Francine Ciasico

By Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has instructed its regional directors and district officers to continue and intensify the inspection of businesses nationwide to flush out colorum operations and determine if the registered enterprises are tax-compliant.

BIR logo and building (Manila Bulletin file photo)
BIR (Manila Bulletin File Photo)

Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa issued revenue memorandum to expand the tax base through checking of bookkeeping, invoicing and registration requirements.

Fieldmen were also instructed to list down those businesses in their respective territories which are no longer operating or cannot be located (CBL).

Guballa said the tax mapping operations is part of the bureau’s effort to hit its more than P2-billion collection target for 2018.

Initial reports showed that some businesses evade payment of correct income and value-added taxes through non-issuance of receipts and invoices.

Some are using unregistered point-of-sales or cash register machines to reflect lower sales, thus cutting their tax payments, or pay no taxes at all. Others unnecessarily increase the cost of supplies and other ancillary expenses.

Guballa warned that penalties will be imposed against noncompliant taxpayers.