BIR hiring more CPAs, lawyers

Published August 19, 2018, 4:16 PM

by iManila Developer

By Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has decentralized its recruitment program to expedite the filling up of thousands of vacant positions nationwide.

MB FILE—Taxpayers rush to pay their taxes, a day before the set deadline by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, at the BIR Regional Office along Quezon Ave in Quezon City, April 14, 2014. The deadline of filing of income tax returns and payment of tax due thereon for taxable year ending December 31, 2013 will be on April 15, 2014. (Mark Balmores)
MB FILE (Mark Balmores)

Revenue Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay came out with Revenue Memorandum Order No. 36-2018 to attract more professionals by allowing regional offices to also handle the hiring process.

The entry level pay for a lawyer is less than P30,000 and P21,000 for a CPA.

Records showed the agency has 21,000 available platilla positions but only 10,600 are filled.

Among others, the memorandum stated that an applicant must bring three copies of personal data sheets with passport- size pictures, plus certified true copy of diploma and transcript of records.

A lawyer applicant must also bring certificate of membership from the Philippine Bar and Professional Regulation Commission ID for CPAs.