New BIR chief optimistic of hitting P2.4T target for 2022

Published July 4, 2022, 11:46 AM

by Jun Ramirez

Newly-installed Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Lilia C. Guillermo asked the men and women of the service to work hard in raising P2.438 trillion until the end of the year.

Addressing revenuers after the virtual flag-raisings rites, Guillermo expressed optimism of hitting the collection target despite the economic crisis.

She described the raising of more funds as an “uphill climb” due to Covid-19.

Noted economists projected up to eight percent growth in production and consumption of goods and services for the remaining months of 2022 as the pandemic cases are sharply slowing down..

“We have to raise more funds to finance the infrastructure, food, health and security programs of President Bong Bong Marcos,” Guillermo told taxmen via zoom.

Guillermo said she will push the degitalization of the bureau’s administration and collection macheneries to better service the need of taxpayers and reduce the incidence of corruption.