Sunday, January 12, 2014

Modern DPD building bolsters BIR operation in Ilocos Region

By Mortz C.  Ortigoza
CALASIAO - Tax collection of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Region 1 is expected to be more efficient after it inaugurated its P30 million state-of- the –art Document Processing Division (DPD) building.
New BIR Building: The new four - story with two annexes
 edifice of the Bureau of Internal Revenue proudly stands at
 the regional office in Calasiao, Pangasinan. The elevator
complemented more than P30 million Document Processing
 Division (DPD) building houses the state- of- the- arts’
gadgets and computers of the DPD for effective monitoring
and evaluation of tax collection efforts of the BIR in Region 1

 Carmelito Caday, Jr. head of the Taxpayer Assistance Unit,
According to Carmelito Caday, Jr. head of the Taxpayer Assistance Unit, the DPD is a joint program of BIR Commissioner Kim Henares and the International Monetary Fund where its creation would expedite the monitoring and evaluation of the BIR of the taxes of in the region because of its modern online computers and electronic machines.
“Assuming it serves the purpose in gathering accurate data, reliable provision of accurate data marami kang makukuha doon na ma- monitor mo kung sino ang taxpayers who have paid or have not yet paid their dues,” he stressed.
Caday said although the six revenue district offices of the BIR in Region -1 have been monitoring data and analyzing them for the past years, its method is still antiquated compared to the technology inside the new DPD building.
Caday said the four-storey modern edifice, complemented by an elevator and two annex buildings, was inaugurated in December last year.
He said while one of the spacious annex areas is created for the office of Director Arnel Gubala and his staff, the rest of the building houses the 90 personnel that would man the state-of-the-art gadgets there.
 “90 people work here, hiring would start today. Gusto ni director mabu-o na ang 90 para fully functional na,” he stressed.
Except to the BIR regional offices in the national capital region, the DPD building here is the pioneering office of the BIR on its 12 regional offices spread all over the country.
Caday said the 30 employees of the DPD in the six revenue district offices would remain in their post as not to displace them.
“Kung ayaw nila mapunta dito o hindi sila ma-qualified sa DPD they remain in their post in the three provinces since the BIR creates a new compliance section for them”.
He said they would also be tasked in the tax mapping operation of their district office.
The posting of these 30 beefed up its lack of personnel in tax mapping operation.
One of the dilemmas of the BIR’s hierarchy every time they are asked about their ineffective tax collection is the agency’s lack of manpower.

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