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BIR to chase tax-dodging lawyers, doctors, athletes 06/16/2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

BIR to chase tax-dodging lawyers, doctors, athletes

06/16/2012
The cash-strapped government announced yesterday a campaign to chase tax-dodging lawyers, doctors, accountants and athletes, accusing them of cheating the country of billions of pesos.

Fewer than a third of the 1.7 million self-employed business people and athletes paid taxes in 2010, the finance department said.

“This ‘hard-to-tax’ group of taxpayers will be this year’s focus of the (Bureau of Internal Revenue),” it said in a statement, specifically naming lawyers, doctors, accountants and athletes..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20120616met1.html

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