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Makati to pursue ‘no physical contact’ tax payment, online public bidding for projects

MANILA  (PNA) – Makati’s city government is seeking to streamline the payment of taxes and hold public bidding for projects through information technology as part of its goal to achieve transparency and efficiency in delivering public services. Makati City Mayor Abigail...
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Obama’s immigration relief not a pathway to legalization or citizenship

Thousands of undocumented Filipinos living in the United States must have been dismayed by President Barack Obama’s sensational immigration relief. I’m sure they were expecting a much broader immigration reform. They thought for awhile that the contents of the Executive Order of...
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Details of Obama’s immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama takes executive action Thursday to left the threat of deportation for some five million people, 44 percent of the estimated 11.3 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. The nation’s undocumented people hail mostly from...
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Pacquiao wins round vs BIR

Supreme Court issues TRO to stop agency from collecting $75.2-M  from ‘national hero’ MANILA, August 21, 2014 (AFP) – Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has won a Supreme Court reprieve in his battle to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in extra taxes,...
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Philippine Canine Club, ad firm face tax evasion raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed a criminal complaint against Philippine Canine Club Inc. (PCCI), the country’s first dog registration body, for allegedly evading taxes from 2006 to 2011 amounting to P68 million. BIR said charges were filed...
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Henares defends BIR’s Tax Watch ads

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares said that while it is still too early to know whether the BIR’s latest ad campaign has helped raise taxes, it has helped make professionals aware of their responsibility to pay the right taxes. “We can...
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BIR lifts Pacquiao garnishment order

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday said the government’s interest would remain “protected” despite a court order lifting the garnishment order on the properties of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in connection with his P3.289-billion back taxes. BIR...
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Despite lifting of garnishment order vs Pacquiao, BIR assures gov’t interest is protected

MANILA, Apr 24 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday said the government’s interest would remain “protected” despite a court order lifting the garnishment order on the properties of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in connection with his P3.289-billion back taxes....
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BIR tax reminder not meant to spoil Pacquiao victory – Malacañang official

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Monday said the reminder from Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) chief Kim Jacinto-Henares for boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to pay taxes was not meant to spoil his recent victory over American boxer Timothy Bradley. “Perhaps it was just...
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Doctors’ group commits to pay correct taxes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Members of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) has given their support to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) efforts for greater tax compliance among medical doctors. In a statement, PCP President Priscilla B. Caguioa said: “Foremost in our tasks and...
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