BIR-Western Mindanao exceeds September collection by P102.7M

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/19 October) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) exceeded by P102,783,255.53 its target revenue collection goal for the month of September this year in Western Mindanao.

Alert Alocilja, BIR regional director, announced they collected a total of P406,346,255.52 in September, which was P102,783,255.53 more than the target collection goal of P303,563,000.

Alocilja said his office exceeded the target collection goal due to intensified tax mapping as well as tax collection and information drive.

BIR-Western Mindanao covers Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and the provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi which belong to the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

Alocilja said they had collected a total of P3,598,948,682.06 in revenues from January to September. He expressed optimism his office can meet its revenue target collection goal for this year.

He said the BIR central office has tasked them to collect P5.8 billion in revenues this year. (MindaNews)