FAQs on Customs hiring and selection

The Bureau of Customs has released a set of frequently asked questions for those aspiring to be under the employment of the newly reformed bureau. Further information is posted in the websites of the Bureau of Customs www.customs.gov.ph; the Department of Finance (www.dof.gov.ph); and the Official Gazette (www.gov.ph). Applicants can also visit the Facebook page of the Department of Finance for updates.


National Government fiscal deficit for July 2014 narrows to P1.8 billion

The National Government (NG) recorded a P1.8 billion fiscal deficit in July as revenue generating agencies ramped up collection efforts. The July deficit is down 97% from the same period last year, resulting to a lower cumulative budget shortfall of P55.7 billion for the first seven months of 2014 compared to P104.5 billion in 2013.


Dentist charged with tax evasion for underdeclaring service income

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today filed a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice against DR. ALEXANDER EDUARDO REYES GARCIA (Dr. GARCIA) for Willful Attempt to Evade or Defeat Tax, and Deliberate Failure to Supply Correct and Accurate Information in his Income Tax Return (ITR) for taxable years 2011, 2012 and 2013 in violation of Sections 254 and 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).


Software and manufacturing companies charged with willful failure to pay tax

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today filed separate criminal complaints with the Department of Justice against two (2) delinquent corporate taxpayers (including their responsible corporate officers) – for Willful Failure to Pay Taxes under the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).


Over 80% of applicants passed preliminary screening for Customs posts

The Bureau of Customs has released the names of about 5,000 applicants who passed the preliminary screening to fill 1,056 vacant positions at the Bureau’s main office and various collection districts throughout the country. The pre-screened applicants, comprising about 80% of 6,013 who submitted their application to the BOC, are required to take the general ability and competency exam to be administered by the Civil Service Commissioner (CSC) on August 31, 2014 (Sunday).


Customs seizes contraband fruits from Africa

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized ten 40-foot container vans, nine of which were filled with oranges and one with apples that were illegally imported from South Africa as the agency continues to intensify its drive against the entry of shipments that may pose risks to public health and the local agriculture industry.