Davao City – After having closed several businesses in Davao Region, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) continued to monitor a number of business establishments in the region for possible under declaration of revenues by about 30 percent and non-issuance of receipts.
These establishments are in Davao City and in the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, according to the BIR chief in Southern Mindanao during Club 888 business forum at the Marco Polo Davao here recently.
BIR regional director Atty. Perfecto Aranas told reporters they have closed at least 15 establishments throughout the region under the Oplan Kandado program to boost the bureau’s revenue collection.
“There are more establishments to be closed with the implementation of the program,” Aranas said.
However, he is hopeful that tax payers, and establishments will be more compliant.
Aranas refused to mention the names, location, and the number of the establishments under their watchlist and/or due for closure.
During the forum, Aranas also slammed the reports of the alleged corruption by some BIR emplyees, saying that there are a number of establishment owners who are not happy with their Oplan Kandado.
“The complaints should be specific,” Aranas said adding that a lot of people, particularly businessmen are getting mad at the revenue collecting agency.
Aranas urged those who have complaints against any of the agency’s personnel, either anonymous or preferably bearing the identity of the sender to use the BIR drop boxes.
He explained that it would be difficult for them to go on a witch hunt just on the basis of an unfounding report, with no strong evidence.
However, Aranas said that the BIR special investigation division will conduct regular investigations on their personnel who allegedly committed corrupt practices. by Ben D. Arche Gold Star Daily Mindanao