BIR installs special tax filing booths

By Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has set up a unified tax filing center at its main office in Diliman, Quezon City to process and receive 2018 income tax returns (ITR) of individual and business taxpayers based in Metro Manila and the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, and Palawan.

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BIR Deputy Commissioner for Operations Arnel Guballa said the special filing booths located inside the national office training center were installed to make it more convenient and easy for filers in the greater metropolis area to submit the ITR on or before the deadline on April 15.

"The deadline will not be extended," Guballa stressed.

The filing stalls are accepting ITRs from taxpayers under the jurisdiction of Makati, Manila, Quezon City, and Caloocan revenue regions.

The Quezon City region also includes Rizal Province, while Bulacan is attached to the Caloocan regional office.

Palawan taxpayers who are in Metro Manila may also submit their returns to the center as the island province is under the Manila revenue region.

Existing guideline requires that ITR must be submitted to the revenue district officer where the taxpayer is registered.

Filing of the so-called out-of-district ITR is subject to fines imposed separately by BIR and banks accepting such returns.

The Cavite-Batangas-Mindoro-Romblon revenue region has clarified that the tax evasion case filed last week against Powerhaus Industrial and Sales Services of Balayan, Batangas was only P177,113 and not P177 million as reported.