BIR official reminds public to pay right amount of taxes

Bureau of International Revenue (BIR) Regional Director Alert Alocilja has advised the public to pay the right taxes as the deadline for the filing of Income Tax Returns (ITRs) nears.

The BIR has set April 15 as the last day of filing of ITR for individuals and corporations on calendar year basis. Alocilja said the April 15 deadline is non-extendable unless it will be extended by the BIR commissioner.

He said the tax payers can pay their income tax at accredited banks aside from the BIR office. Alocilja said they have accredited 10 local banks to accept payment of taxes to be able to accommodate all of the tax payers on or before the April 15 deadline.

He said they have also established help desks to assist taxpayers in the computation of right amount of taxes to be paid to the government. A 25-percent surcharge on tax due will be imposed on individuals and corporations for late payment of taxes, he said.