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VAT symposium Feb. 12
A symposium on the value-added tax (VAT) and other revenue issuances and regulations will be held at the Malabon-Navotas district office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Feb. 12.
Nestor Valeroso, Valenzuela revenue regional director, said the symposium aims to enlighten taxpayers on the salient features of the controversial VAT and other tax regulations being implemented by the BIR to augment the governments coffers.
This forum will help us answer queries from taxpayers and explain to them the consequences they face if they do not comply with our tax laws and regulations, Valeroso said.
The symposium is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. and will be held at the forth floor of the Malabon city Square along the C4 Road, Barangay Longos, Malabon City.
Invited as guest speakers to the symposium are Mayors Amado Vicencio of Malabon and Toby Tiangco of Navotas.
Malabon-Navotas revenue district officer Marina de Guzman said that aside from VAT, 10 other revenue issuances and regulations will be tackled during the symposium.
Among them are the rules prescribing the information to be periodically required or obtained in registering and recording transfers of real properties with the register of deeds and the amendments to the tax code of 1997 on the requirements for deducting bad debts from gross income. (Jun Ramirez)
School to adopt new strategies
The Admiral Maritime Training Institute of the Philippines (AMTIP), a leading training school for seamen, in Manila, will adopt new teaching strategies inline with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) thrust to upgrade the capability and skill of Filipino seafarers to compete in the international labor market.
In line with this, the AMTIP management hired topnotch trainers to beef up its growing number of highly qualified and dependable instructors.
Also, AMTIP officials took the services of training managers Johnny G. Yu, erstwhile Director, Office of Civil Defense in the National Capital Region (OCD-NCR); Gerry Pulmarez and Apollo Carmona.
Yu was named president and chief executive officer (CEO) while Pulmarez, vice president for administration while Apollo as VP for operations. …