By Mortz C. Ortigoza
CALASIAO – The acting regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue said that April 15 would be the last day of the filling of the 2015 tax return all over the country.
BIR HONCHO. Bureau of Internal Revenue's Deputy Commissioner Nelson Aspe (extreme right) exhorts the taxpayers in a tax campaign press conference to religiously pay their taxes to the government so it can fund projects and social services. Aspe, Lawyer Beverly S. Milo (3rd from right), OIC-Head Revenue Executive Assistant Client Support Service, Regional Director for Region 1 Eduardo L. Pagulayan (4th from right) and other top brass from BIR Manila met the media men last March 7 at the BIR regional office in Calasiao, Pangasinan.Aspe announced that the BIR can exact taxes to people who earned legally or illegally an income by quoting Section 23 of the National Internal Revenue Code “a citizen of the Philippines residing therein is taxable on all income derived from sources within and without the Philippines”.
Region-1 Acting Regional Director Ed Pagulayan said taxpayers in the four provinces’ BIR Region -1 office should promptly pay their taxes to avoid penalties.
“They should file too their first quarter income tax,” he declared by referring to this year’s payment.
New Assistant Revenue District Office-4’s chief Trina Villamil said that tax payers should avoid filling in the last day to avoid long queue and even being cut off in the line because of the deadline.
Director Pagulayan said the tax goal this year of the regional office, that is based here, is P12 billon while Villamil said the tax target of RDO-4, that controls Central Pangasinan, is P4.38 billion.
The tax goal last year for the region was P11 billion while the target for RDO-4 was P3.3 billion.