BIR Employees Want Attrition Law Deferred
Byline: JUN RAMIREZ
Employees of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) appealed yesterday to higher authorities to delay the implementation of the Lateral Attrition Law (LAL) for the sake of fairness and justice.
They said higher fiscal authorities should first come out with a scientific and sure-fire formula in formulating their annual collection target before implementing the LAL as suggested by Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, a master of taxation graduate from Harvard University.
They added that Congress and Malacanang should heed Enrile's advice for a thorough review of budgetary targets of both the BIR and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) before the LAL is enforced.
Under the LAL, officials and examiners of the BIR and BoC would be either dismissed or demoted if they fail to meet their individual collection assignments.
Those who meet or exceed their targets will be rewarded with cash and promotions.
Enrile had claimed that the LAL is unfair to Revenue and Customs officials and their families because, oftentimes, the goal set for the two agencies were unrealistic. …