BIR collects P582M from closed firms

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    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) reported it has collected a total of P582.5 million in taxes in the past 11 months from 196 commercial establishments closed for failing to either register or pay the correct amount of taxes.

    Arnel Guballa, BIR deputy commissioner, said the bureau collected an additional P34.5 million in taxes in the last quarter from another 18 commercial establishments it padlocked under the Oplan Kandado Program.

    “Thus, from the previous amount of P547.9 million collected under this program from 178 establishments that were closed down in the first nine months of 2020, the total amount has increased to P582.5 million as of November this year,” he said.

    According to Guballa, 103 complaints have been filed involving an estimated P4.96 billion in tax liabilities that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is now investigating.

    He said the operations conducted against the 196 padlocked establishments were pursuant to Revenue Memorandum Order No. 3-2009, or the Oplan Kandado Program.