BIR honors biggest taxpayers in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, March 13 (PIA) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s district office here set the tone for its 2013 tax campaign by recognizing the biggest taxpayers from the corporate sector, individual, national government agencies, local government units including government owned and controlled corporations.

Three businessmen, a local government executive and a neurosurgeon were among the biggest taxpayers for 2012 in this province. Topping the corporate sector were a supermart, an electric cooperative and a medical center.

The top individual taxpayers were businessmen Alfonso Chan Pinco Jr., Jose Medriano Sr., and Robert Dy, followed by La Union Vice Governor Aureo Q. Nisce and neurosurgeon Dr. Sixto Ordoño.

The top corporate taxpayers include Costsaver’s Supermarket, Inc., La Union Electric Company Inc., Lorma Medical Center Inc., NB Marketing Corporation and Philippine Topwood Industries and Trading Corp. and among others.

Arnel Guballa, BIR regional director, said the top tax contributors were chosen based on their increased, enhanced or high tax payments, timely payments and remittances of tax dues and attaining no outstanding tax liabilities.

“The BIR hopes to strengthen the moral and social obligation among the region’s taxpayers through thia recognition,” Guballa said.

Awardees for the national government sectors were the Departments of Public Works and Highways-La Union (first and second engineering district offices), Agriculture and the Department of Health-Center for Health Development in the Ilocos.

The local government sector included the provincial government of La Union, city government of San Fernando and municipality of Agoo including the National Food Authority as GOCC awardee.

Nisce, who spoke on behalf of the awardees, commended the recipients for responding to the BIR’s thrusts particularly paying the right taxes on time.

He also encouraged other entrepreneurs to continue paying their taxes as their show of support to the Aquino’s government’s development plan. (MCA/MHH-PIA1 La Union)

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