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BIR needs 18,000 workers; relatives need not apply

Manila, Philippines — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) plans to hire 8,000 college graduates, preferably lawyers and accountants, to beef up its personnel complement from 10,000 to 18,000, BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto Henares said yesterday.

But relatives of BIR employees need not apply.

Henares said Malacañang and the Department of Finance (DOF) have come up with new structural changes for the agency following the completion of its rationalization plan.

She said interested individuals may apply at the personnel division in the national office, or at any of the bureau’s 19 regional offices nationwide.

An applicant must be 30 years of age or less, preferably a lawyer or certified public accountants, with no relative in the bureau up to fourth degree of consanguinity.

They will be required to take oral and written examinations.

Through the years, the BIR has been batting for an increase in manpower to effectively cover all taxpayers and monitor tax remittances.

BIR sources said that tax leakages involving billions of pesos annually were partly due to the country’s lack of tax collectors and examiners, the lowest in number among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

They said that Vietnam has fewer taxpayers compared to the Philippines but has more than 35,000 taxmen.

Under the organization reforms, names of the several divisions and offices were changed to make it more relevant to their functions.

The internal audit division is now called the performance evaluation division and is placed directly under the Office of the Commissioner.

  • John Bardon

    Allow me to translate this news:

    “The BIR needs to hire 18,000 NEW CROCODILE TRAINEE TO BE in order to help make their job easier to SCREW the Filipino People……..”

  • celistina mariano

    Kim Henares obviously giving special treatment to tax evader companies Mighty Corp
    and Golden Donuts Inc.Iba talaga kapag may kapit kay Kim

  • Johnny uytengco

    Kung hindi mabigyan ni Kim Henares ng leksyon ang mga big time tax evader tulad ng
    Mighty Corp,siya mismo ang bigyan ng leksyon at palitan bilang BIR chief

  • rohaizat

    Mali ang headline..dapat “BIR will hire 10000 new workers” lang.

  • mrmkhs1

    “The internal audit division is now called the performance evaluation division “.

    A rose by any other name………..

    • magnus

      don’t believe Shakespeare, he is only kidding … of course changing a name has some psychological factor. What if your surname is Ducut? will it make you dukut subconciously? how about Panty? or Dimatulac?

      In this case, the word ‘Performance’ is suppose to make the staffs more aware of their performance. Brilliant!

      • ED Sal Del

        Ahhh—–Shakespeare : ” the greatest sound to anyone’s ear is the sound of his/her own name”