By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has tasked the two newly formed regional offices in Metro Manila to raise at least P190.1 billion for the whole of 2019.
In Revenue Memorandum Order No. 34-2019, BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay allocated the higher goal of P107.4 billion to Makati Region No. 8B, and the balance of P82.7 billion to Quezon City Region No. 7B.
The two regions were carved out from the old Quezon City and Makati revenue regional offices to closely monitor tax payments in the revenue-rich area.
The collection goals included the take garnered by the district offices under the respective regions for the year.
BIR Region No.7B is composed of San Juan City, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Marikina, and Cainta-Taytay district offices, while Makati Region 8B is made up of district offices located in Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, and Taguig.
The Quezon City and Makati regional offices, namely; Revenue Region Nos. 7A and 8A have total collection target of P212 billion or a total of about P402 billion for the four regions in the metropolis for 2019.