The Bureau of Internal Revenue is a government agency tasked with collecting taxes that will be used for nation-building through excellent, efficient, and fair enforcement of tax laws.
Some of the services it provides include assessing and collecting all national internal revenue taxes, fees and charges such as:
- Capital Gains Tax – A tax imposed on the gains presumed to have been realized by the seller from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of capital assets located in the Philippines, including pacto de retro sales and other forms of conditional sale.
- Documentary Stamp Tax - a tax on documents, instruments, loan agreements and papers evidencing the acceptance, assignment, sale or transfer of an obligation, rights, or property incident thereto.
- Donor’s Tax – a tax on a donation or gift, and is imposed on the gratuitous transfer of property between two or more persons who are living at the time of the transfer.
- Estate Tax – a tax on the right of the deceased person to transmit his/her estate to his/her lawful heirs and beneficiaries at the time of death and on certain transfers which are made by law as equivalent to testamentary disposition.
- Income Tax – a tax on all yearly profits arising from property, profession, trades or offices or as a tax on a person’s income, emoluments, profits and the like.
- Percentage Tax – a business tax imposed on persons or entities who sell or lease goods, properties or services in the course of trade or business whose gross annual sales or receipts do not exceed P550,000 and are not VAT-registered.
- Value Added Tax – a business tax imposed and collected from the seller in the course of trade or business on every sale of properties (real or personal) lease of goods or properties (real or personal) or vendors of services. It is an indirect tax, thus, it can be passed on to the buyer.
- Withholding Tax on Compensation – the tax withheld from individuals receiving purely compensation income.
- Expanded Withholding Tax – A kind of withholding tax which is prescribed only for certain payors and is creditable against the income tax due of the payee for the taxable quarter year.
- Final Withholding Tax – A kind of withholding tax which is prescribed only for certain payors and is not creditable against the income tax due of the payee for the taxable year. Income Tax withheld constitutes the full and final payment of the Income Tax due from the payee on the said income.
- Withholding Tax on Government Money Payments – the withholding tax withheld by government offices and instrumentalities, including government-owned or -controlled corporations and local government units, before making any payments to private individuals, corporations, partnerships and/or associations.
Aside from those, it also has the authority to enforce all forfeitures, penalties, and fines connected therewith, including the execution of judgments in all cases decided in its favor by the Court of Tax Appeals and the ordinary courts.
The Tax Identification Number (TIN) which it issues to each individual taxpayer is accepted for validation purposes in both private or public establishments in the Philippines.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
Ground Floor, Lucena Grand Central Terminal,
Diversion Road, Ilayang Dupay, Lucena City
Telephone No.: (042) 710-2011