BIR honcho’s explains recourse on wrong assessment
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
URDANETA CITY – The Revenue District Office-6’s chief in Eastern Pangasinan explained the various recourse of a taxpayer in case he or she did not agree with the assessment given to him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. PEDALS TO COLLECT. BIR’s RDO-6 Chief CPA-Lawyer Maria Isabel Utit (left) during a cycling event to drum the tax agency’s call for people to pay taxes.
CPA-Lawyer Maria Isabel Utit said the taxpayer should respond within a period after he or she received the notice from the tax agency.
She cited Section 228 of the National Internal Revenue Code that says “such assessment may be protested administratively by filing a request for reconsideration or reinvestigation within thirty days from receipt of the assessment in such form and manner as may be prescribed by implementing rules and regulations.”
Utit cited that “within sixty days from filing of the protest, all relevant supporting documents shall have been submitted; otherwise, the assessment shall become final.
She said if the protest is denied by the BIR in whole or in part or is not acted upon within 180 days for submission of document, the “taxpayer adversely affected by the decision or inaction may appeal to the Court of Tax Appeals within thirty days from receipt of the decision, or from the lapse of the 180 –day period”.
“Otherwise, the decision shall become final, executory, and demandable,” she said.
Meanwhile, the acting regional director of the Bureau of Internal Revenue said April 15 was the last day of the filling of the 2015 tax return all over the country.
Region-1 Acting Regional Director Ed Pagulayan said taxpayers in the four provinces’ BIR Region -1 office should have paid their taxes to avoid penalties.
“They should file too their first quarter income tax,” he declared by referring to this year’s payment.
New Assistant Revenue District Office-4’s chief Trina Villamil said tax payers should avoid filing in the last day to avoid long queue and even being cut off in the line because of the deadline.
Director Pagulayan said the tax goal this year of the regional office that is based here, is P12 billon while Villamil said the tax target of RDO-4, that controls Central Pangasinan, is P4.38 billion.
The tax goal last year for the region was P11 billion while the target for RDO-4 was P3.3 billion.
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