BIR accommodates taxpayers as ITR deadline approaches

DAVAO DEL NORTE, April 7 (PIA) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) 112 has made adjustments to accommodate taxpayers in filing their income tax return as the deadline on April 15, 2021 approaches.

During the Pakigsayod on April 7, 2021, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Officer, Mary Ann B. Cervantes, revealed the adjustments made in the RDO 112 office at Tagum Capitol which intends to bring comfort to taxpayers transacting at the office.

She said that in the RDO 112 office, with the help of Provincial Governor Edwin I. Jubahib, there is now a well-ventilated extension in the taxpayer’s lounge allowing capacity of more than 200 people with social distancing. With this, people no longer have to wait outside in the heat when doing transactions.

In addition, BIR RDO 112 Compliance Section Chief, Jenneffir Anne Macalinao, announced that the office is open on Mondays to Saturdays for taxpayers to pay for their income tax return until the deadline of April 15, 2021.

“Isa pa kung dili sila maka adto diha sa atong office, pwede pud sa atong mga authorized agent bank. Dili man sila mag abre ug sabado pero extended ang ilang banking hours to 5:00pm (As well, if they can’t come to our office, they can also go to our authorized agent banks. They may not be open on Saturdays but their banking hours are extended to 5:00pm),” she added.

These banks are the Landbank of the Philippines in the Tagum highway and capitol branches, as well as the Nabunturan, Panabo, and Samal branches. Also, the Philippine National Bank in Tagum and Panabo branches; Chinabank in Panabo; RCBC; DBP; Metrobank; and PBCOM.

Furthermore, people who prefer to file online can do so through the E-BIR forms package that they can download from the and install in their computer where they can proceed their filing.

Macalinao added that for people living in the Municipalities, they don’t have to go to the office as there are Revenue Collection Officers (RCOs) assigned in each Municipality “nga maoy pwede nila tagaan sa return para dili na kailangan ang mga taxpayers mu adto sa mga bangko or diri sa atong office diri sa capitol…pwede ra gihapon sila didto mag bayad (whom they can give the return so that the taxpayers won’t have to go to the bank or to the office here in Capitol…they can just pay there).”

Cervantes emphasized that there is no extension to the deadline of filing which is on April 15, 2021. However, people may amend or make changes to their filed return without penalty until May 30, 2021. Otherwise, taxpayers may face penalties such as 25 percent surcharge, interest, and compromise penalty

“I encourage you to increase your voluntary compliance to help augment the collection of Revenue District Office (RDO) 112 Tagum, so that we can help the government projects and programs especially the provision of our well-being to afford COVID19 vaccines,” she said.

For workers under the Job Order or Service Contract Agreement contracts, there is a webinar on April 8, 2021 on how to file income tax return. These workers may access the Google Meet webinar by visiting the ‘Bureau of Internal Revenue RDO 112 Tagum’ Facebook Page.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Officer 112 covers taxpayers from the Davao del Norte and Davao de Oro provinces. (Jan Vincent Leuterio/PIA-XI

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