DAVAO CITY — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has netted in 60 million pesos from erring business establishments since it implemented Revenue Memorandum Order 3-2009 or the Oplan Kandado in February of this year.
Tax violations that will be come under fire range from undeclared and under declared sales, operating without BIR permits and non-issuance of receipts, among many others.
As of June, Oplan Kandado has padlocked 12 establishments in Davao region found to have undeclared sales. Four businesses were closed in Tagum City, seven businesses in Davao City and one in Digos City.
They were subsequently re-opened after they paid their respective penalties.
The BIR is targeting a collection of 10 billion pesos nationwide with the implementation of the program. The revenue order seeks to amend and consolidate policies and guidelines in the conduct of surveillance and stock-taking activities and implements the administrative sanctions and temporary closure of erring businesses.
Increased revenue collections would fund economic resiliency measures like stimulus programs such as infrastructure projects which are very necessary as the country is facing the brunt of the global economic crisis. (PIA XI)