BIR slaps penalties against 180 unregistered businesses in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 27 Aug) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has penalized 180 unregistered business establishments as the agency continues its tax mapping operation in this city.

Cresencio Agad, head of the Revenue District No. 93A, said Wednesday the 180 unregistered business establishments penalized were among the 300 local firms the BIR subjected to tax mapping operation.

Agad said the ongoing tax mapping operation started in March this year and so far they have collected P200,000 in fines and penalties.

Among the things they checked in the conduct of tax mapping are as follows: who owns the business establishments, how many workers they have, receipts, and business books.

However, Agad advised businessmen to ask for the mission order and identification card (ID) once somebody will inspect their business establishment.

He added they don’t just allow any BIR employees to conduct tax mapping.

Under BIR regulations the businessmen must have the complete requirements 10 days before the actual opening of their business establishment, Agad pointed out.