The Bureau of Internal Revenue target for 2013 is P1.253 trillion, which is 18.43 percent higher compared to last year’s actual collection of P1.058, BIR deputy commissioner Nelson Aspe, said yesterday.
The BIR Revenue Region 12-Bacolod collection goal is at P7.998 billion which is 27.19 percent higher compared to its 2012 collection of P6,288,740,194.46, RR12 director Perfecto Aranas, said.
Aspe who was in Bacolod City for the Revenue Region 12-Bacolod tax campaign kick-off ceremony, said they have to raise their target every year to increase people’s awareness of tax compliance and help the government generate funds.
He said that though tax payment is a yearly obligation, BIR has to highlight the annual filing of income tax returns because many still refuse to comply with its rules.
Aspe also said they need to intensify the computerization of BIR transactions for faster processing and lesser incidents of data irregularities. They are also conducting a tax compliance verification drive, tax mapping, and, auditing of establishments for the taxpayers, he added.
The BIR also launched the MRCOS or the mobile revenue collection officer system. MRCOS is a portable business machine that issues official receipts to areas where there are no facilities for electronic filing, Aspe said.
The machine also issues official receipts and at the same time serves as a computer that transmits data collection to the BIR server, he said.
Aspe urged taxpayers to continue supporting the country by paying correct taxes and said that the BIR is counting on the cooperation of the citizens.
He also thanked the taxpayers for its collection last year that almost reached the target of P1.66 trillion.*LTG