The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Wednesday, Sept. 21, that a total of 61 fieldmen have passed the recent revenue district officer’s (RDO) examination, the agency’s top frontliners in the collection of taxes.
BIR Commissioner Lilia Catris Guillermo initiated the written test to further professionalize the tax administration and collection activities and eliminate the pernicious “palakasan” system in the promotion and transfer of personnel to sensitive assignments.
A total of 95 taxmen, mostly holding positions from assistant RDO up to division chief took the exam.
The exam questionnaires covered knowledge of tax laws and revenue regulations, management and digital skills as well as essay on enhancing tax collection.
Insiders said the management is seriously considering replacing under performers with this new pool of RDOs.
The BIR deploys more than 120 RDOs nationwide.