By Jun Ramirez
The transfer of two big regions of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Metro Manila to their new headquarters was delayed due to the coronavirus quarantine.
The South National Capital Region (South NCR) and the Makati region have a combined collection goal of P194 billion for the year.
East NCR Director Romulo Aguilar, Jr. said he expects to move from Fishermall in Quezon City next month to the two top floors of Podium Building in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong as the renovation and furnishing were completed just before the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was conducted in March.
On the other hand, Makati Revenue Regional Director Maridur Rosario said the renovation of the regional office on the 10 top floors of the Export Import Bank along Chino Roces Avenue was delayed by the ECQ.
The regional office is housed at the BIR Building along Gil Puyat Avenue occupied by South NCR revenue region.
BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay created the new offices out of the Makati and Quezon City regions to closely monitor tax compliance of taxpayers based in those areas.
The Makati region covers the four revenue districts of the premier city while the South NCR formerly part of Makati is composed of Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinglupa and Taguig.
On the other hand, South NCR is made of the cities of San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Antipolo and the whole province of Rizal.