The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s District Office (RDO) 23-B which covers 15 localities, including three cities, in this province has exceeded its 2021 annual goal collection, a ranking official said on Wednesday.
Revenue District Officer Lope N. Tubera said his office has recorded an actual collection of PHP3.408 billion or 12.57 percent higher than the PHP3.28 billion target.
Tubera attributed that accomplishment to their upscaled tax campaign that includes webinars, and social media where the agency cascades updated information such as new regulations and deadlines, among others.
“So, nagiging aware na ang mga taxpayer at malaking bagay rin siguro, tingin ko, ‘yung ginagawa naming activities katulad ng mga tax mapping operation, ‘ yung mga surveillance, inventory stock taking, at saka ‘yung mga regular na pagsulat namin sa mga taxpayer (So, the taxpayer became aware and it is a big thing probably the activities that we are doing such as tax mapping operation, surveillance, inventory stocktaking and also our regular letters to the taxpayers),” he said in an interview.
The bulk of the collection came from the withholding tax, particularly by the local government units (LGUs) and other government agencies which serve as withholding agents that collect 1 or 2 percent from the purchase of goods and services.
Considering last year’s actual collection, the RDO 23-B would have to set a goal of at least PHP3.8 billion, or at least 15 percent markup this 2022, the official said.
Tubera thanked the taxpayers, practitioners such as certified public accountants and the LGUs, and other government agencies as he appealed for continued support from them.
“Kasi sila ang partner namin eh (Because they are our partners),” he said.
RDO 23-B covers the towns of Gabaldon, Laur, Bongabon, Santa Rosa, Pañaranda, Gen. Natividad, Gen. Tinio, Cabiao, San Isidro, Jaen, San Antonio, San Leonardo, and the cities of Palayan, Cabanatuan and Gapan.
Source: Philippines News Agency