Commissioner Caesar Dulay of the Bureau of Internal Revenue has vowed to reshuffle key field officials as ordered by President Duterte “to remove the remaining bad tomatoes in the service.”
The BIR chief made the disclosure during his first command conference for 2021 attended by regional directors and the head of the Large Taxpayers Service as he congratulated revenuers for surpassing the goal last year by a big margin despite the pandemic.
Records showed the agency raised P1.9 trillion in 2020 which was P213 billion higher than the target of P1.7 trillion.
Dulay noted that there has been marked improvement in the public perception of the bureau since he assumed the top post in 2016 but admitted “there are still taxmen who tarnished its image.”
He said he will comply with the presidential instructions to remove remaining misfits.
Without mentioning names, Dulay said he has already a list of officials to be promoted or transferred to freezer posts.
He appealed to the men and women of the service to be more patriotic and stop accepting bribes from taxpayers to reduce payments.
“How much do we need in life so that we can be happy and live in peace,” said Dulay who is described by his associates as a religious person.