BIR-Laoag City top tax collection performer in Region 1

March 4, 2015 11:30 am 

By Leilanie G. Adriano

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte,March 4 (PNA) — The local Bureau of Internal Revenue has surpassed its monthly collection target, making it the top tax collection performer in the entire region.

For the month of January, Revenue District Officer Simplicio Cabantac said that they have exceeded the collection target by approximately 33 percent or more than P500, 000 with a total collection of P139, 947,517.

Compared to other Revenue District Offices in Region 1, Cabantac said only the Laoag district was able to collect beyond its projected collection target.

“This accomplishment was made possible through the cooperation of our tax payers in Laoag City,” he added, citing that based on the same period of last year, tax collection in the province has significantly increased.

In 2012, a total of P965 million was collected by the BIR district office in Laoag City. This year, the collection target is now pegged at P1.6 billion.

Earlier, the local revenue district has intensified its tax mapping operation in the province to be able to meet collection target and identify tax evaders.

Part of the tax campaign is to conduct field visits of various establishments to check whether businesses are complying with the BIR tax requirements such as cash registration, display of payment of annual registration and issuance of sales invoices and official receipts.

Though Ilocos tax payers are generally cooperative, the BIR tax mapping and the so-called oplan silip and surveillance operations has been intensified to meet the collection target set by the national office.(PNA)

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