MARAWI CITY (PIA) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue District Office (RDO) 102 is reminding taxpayers here to file their income tax returns (ITR) and pay the corresponding tax before the May 15 deadline.
In an advisory, the BIR RDO 102 appealed to those who are able to file and pay their ITRs before the new deadline to still do so to allow the government to raise funds for efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“In this time of crisis, our government is in dire need of your patriotic support and contribution by paying your taxes early and religiously through the Bureau’s eFPS and eBIR Form Facilities,” the advisory read.
Accordingly, RDO 102 has a skeletal workforce during weekdays to attend to and assist taxpayers in the filing of their annual ITRs.
The BIR has also an eLOUNGE facility to accommodate taxpayers. They may settle their liabilities over-the-counter of authorized Accredited Agent Banks (AABs), such as LBP and PNB in Marawi.
Payment may also be made to authorized Revenue Collection Officers (RCOs) by providing them the electronic Revenue Official Receipt (eROR).
The BIR has earlier extended the deadline tax filing deadline from April 15 to May 15, without penalties to the taxpayers.
The move was made to provide relief to taxpayers who will not be able to prepare, let alone file, the necessary ITR documents on or before the original annual deadline of April 15 because of the implementation of enhanced community quarantine to curb the spread of COVID-19. (APB/PIA ICIC)