Dulay wants higher pay of new CPAs
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
LINGAYEN – The top man of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in the country wanted salary of newly hired Certified Public Accountants in the tax agency increased by exempting them from the government’s salary standardization law (SSL).
Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay lamented that the salary of a new examiner at the agency starts between P20,000-P25,000 a month.
“At the Security Exchange Commission and the Insurance Commission, the pay entry of the new accountant is between P35,000-P40,000 a month,” he told BIR officials in Region -1 who attended the 2017 Regional Tax Campaign Kick-Off of the BIR.
Dulay exhorted the participants to write and talk with their congressmen to hammer a law that would exempt these junior level officials from the SSL.
“BIR contributes revenues to government. Talk with your congressmen (to pass a law exempting examiners from SSL) so we can achieve our (tax collection) goal or beyond our goal to build infrastracture,” Dulay stressed.
He said the BIR has a tax goal of P1.83 trillion pesos this year.
“With improved collection, the Duterte Administration can introduce and implement more programs,” the Commissioner who is a lawyer, urged BIR officials led by BIR Region 1 Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Teresita Dizon and OIC Assistant Regional Director Fely Simon.
Dizon was optimistic that the four provinces regional office can collect the P1.83 trillion.
The regional office based in Calasiao, Pangasinan will be collecting P15.6 billion taxes this year.
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