Revenue district officer
ready to face accusers
TO ANSWER COMPLAINT BEFORE SANGGUNIAN
BY JUANCHO GALLARDE
Revenue District 79 officer Aldo Esmena of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Dumaguete City has volunteered to appear before the Sangguniang Panlungsod this week, to shed light on claims of perceived harassment in the collection of taxes by complaining businesses.
Esmena said yesterday he is ready to face his accusers to answer questions objectively. He said the local BIR office is merely looking into past transactions, which the businesses have reported in 2006 and 2007.
These records have been audited by private accounting offices or certified public accountants, and the BIR would like to ascertain their veracity.