Revenue bureau monitors establishments under ‘Oplan Kandado’

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Sunday, March 11, 2012


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here said Sunday that a couple of business establishments in Central Luzon are now under surveillance for possible revenue violations and may face closure under the Oplan Kandado program.

The BIR, however, advised businessmen on more pro-active ways to avoid closure under the Oplan Kandado program by adhering to measures that are in accordance with pertinent revenue laws.

BIR Regional Director Araceli Francisco told Sun.Star that they are advising persons engaged in business but not registered with the BIR to have their businesses registered with the nearest revenue district office to avoid closure under the Oplan Kandado program.

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The "Oplan Kandado" is a program of the BIR where business operations of non-compliant taxpayers will be temporarily suspended and their establishments will be temporarily closed for violating certain laws.

This program aims to weed out tax evaders in Central Luzon and improve the region's tax collection.

“Also, VAT taxpayers with under declaration of sales by more than 30 percent should reflect correct sales receipts and pay correct VAT and income tax. Taxpayers with very low VAT compliance for 2011 and 2012 must declare true sales/receipts and pay correct monthly/quarterly VAT due,” Farncisco told Sun.Star Pampanga.

Francisco said other measures like filing of monthly and quarterly VAT returns, issuance of VAT receipts, taxpayers with sales receipts over P1.5 million who have themselves registered as VAT Taxpayer are among the sure ways of avoiding closure.

Francisco also urged ordinary citizens in helping with the revenue programs of the BIR. Violations being made by taxpayers or establishments are found out either through the tax mapping being conducted by the BIR personnel or the denunciation complaints received by the bureau through phone calls or formal complaints filed.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 12, 2012.

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