By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has added more features on its guideline decentralizing applications for the issuance of tax clearances for bidding purposes.
Previously, applications for tax clearance for bidding purposes are required to be filed with the Accounts Receivables Monitoring Division (ARMD) at the BIR national office.
To avoid and check the proliferation of fake tax clearances, the BIR will post the said permits at its website (www.bir.gov.ph) to confirm the validity.
The decentralization was made by the BIR management in line with its commitment of easing the procedures in doing business.
Under the new procedure, the tax clearance application shall be submitted to the collection division of the revenue regional office, or at the large taxpayers service (LTS) where the taxpayer is registered,
The said decentralization started the other day following the effectivity of the Revenue Regulations No. 18-2018, 15 days after its publication on the August 6, 2018 issue of the Manila Bulletin.
The regulations also stated that applicants who were issued delinquency verification certificates (DVCs) on or before August 20, 2018 can still file their applications with the ARMD.