Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April 15, not June 15, deadline for income taxes – BIR

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

CALASIAO – The spokesman of the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s regional office here said that contrary to the news reports the last day of the filing of income taxes will be on April 15 and not June 15.
HIT TARGET. Assistant Revenue District Office-4 Chief Charmaine Caday dela Torre said that her office
based in Central Pangasinan had exceeded its March this year's target given by the  Bureau of Internal Revenue in Manila  MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

“April 15 deadline. No extension. Baka nalilito ang mga tao kasi may mga news reports na June 15 ang date ng deadline”,said by Lee Caday who is also the  head of the Taxpayer Assistance Unit .
The June 15, Caday continued, is only for those taxpayers who will electronically file for the “no payment” on their income tax.
These people he explained are those who did earn income in their business in the previous year and other reasons that exclude them to pay taxes.
Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares earlier reminded those taxpayers who were able to manually file their so-called no-payment returns on or before April 15, should also resubmit those returns electronically by June 15, to avoid paying the penalty and surcharges.

Caday said that although there was a glitch on the traffic of the filers who choose to file electronically, BIR has updated the E-Filling software package to accommodate more taxpayers.
He said the mode of paying online, as cleared by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is just like paying at online buying.
The other mode, he said, are taxpayers pay at selected banks chosen by the BIR where the taxpayers debit his deposit in favour of the tax agency.
He explained that although salaried workers where taxes are regularly withheld by their employers need not beat the April 15 deadline, there are selected workers who need to pay up to the said date.
“We have case sa DepEd (Department of Education), iyong iba kulang iyong ni withhold ng DepEd”.
Failure to do, Caday said, entails the pain of fine and surcharge from the BIR to the tax payer.

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