- Reorganization of Bureau of Internal Revenue
- Executive Order No. 608
August 1, 1980
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 608
REORGANIZING THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE
WHEREAS, there is need to further improve the organization of the Bureau of Internal Revenue in order to make it more responsive to the requirements of efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the administration and implementation of internal revenue and other tax laws;
WHEREAS, in order to attain the foregoing objective, it is necessary to establish a more effective delegation and distribution of supervisory jurisdictions in the Bureau; integrate its planning and policy functions; vest in the Commissioner the authority to relocate organizational units for closer and more effective supervision, eliminate overlapping or duplication of functions, clarify functional lines of authority, and integrate allied functions in the Bureau; and relieve the Commissioner of minor supervisory details to enable him to concentrate more on major policy and decision-making activities; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, do hereby direct and order the following: casia
SECTION 1. There shall be two Deputy Commissioners in the Bureau of Internal Revenue who shall assist the Commissioner in the exercise of supervision and control over the subordinate units of the Bureau. Each Deputy Commissioner shall receive an annual salary of P50,292.00. The two Assistant Commissioner positions in the Bureau are hereby abolished.
SECTION 2. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue may delegate his supervisory jurisdiction over such subordinate units of the Bureau as he may determine to his two deputies in such manner as will promote efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the direction and supervision of the operations and activities of said units: Provided, however, That the delegated supervisory jurisdiction of either Deputy shall not be confined to purely staff or administrative operations.
SECTION 3. As the exigencies of the service may require, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue may, within the limits of budgetary appropriations, relocate organizational units from one supervisory authority to another, eliminate overlapping or duplication of functions, clarify functional lines of authority, and integrate similar or allied functions in the Bureau.
SECTION 4. (a) The Bureau of Internal Revenue shall have the existing Financial and Management Service; Administrative Service, hereby renamed Personnel and Administrative Service; Data Processing Center, Inspection Service; Assessment Service, hereby renamed National Assessment Office; Specific Tax Service, hereby renamed Specific Tax Office; Legal Service, hereby renamed Legal Office; Collection Service, hereby renamed Collection Office; and a Planning and Policy Service and a Sector Operations Office which are hereby created.
(b) A service, office or center shall be headed by a Revenue Service Chief.
SECTION 5. (a) The Planning and Policy Service shall perform the following functions: casia
(1) Undertake the formulation of plans including project development for the Bureau in coordination with its various units; and serve as its representative in the formulation of internal revenue and other tax laws administered by the Bureau as well as in the preparation of the national development plan to ensure consistency with overall development objectives;
(2) Provide assistance to the Commissioner in the formulation of tax policies and guidelines, as well as proposed internal revenue tax legislations for submission either to the President or to the Batasang Pambansa;
(3) Study and prepare comments and recommendations on proposed tax legislations referred to the Commission for comment;
(4) Monitor and prepare comments and recommendations on any proposed tax legislative measure that will affect internal revenue collection and administration or which may have tax implications even if it not referred to the BIR for comment;
(5) Prepare and recommend the adoption of such rules and regulations required to implement approved internal revenue and other tax laws administered by the Bureau;
(6) Study and recommend amendments to the
(7) Conduct research, studies and recommend special projects that can improve tax law enforcement and administration;
(8) Assist in the formulation of policies and programs, guidelines, standards and procedures relating to tax treaty negotiations, tax conventions and similar matters; and cda
(9) Perform such other related functions as the Commissioner may assign;
(b) For purposes of tax policy planning and research coordination, the Planning and Policy Service shall coordinate with the National Tax Research Center of the National Economic and Development Authority in undertaking tax policy planning and research and in the preparation of proposed tax legislations.
SECTION 6. (a) The Sector Operations Office shall perform the following functions:
(1) Development policies and work programs and set-up guidelines, procedures and techniques relating to the package audit system of assessment and investigation of industries or firms dealing in the following areas, namely:
a. agricultural products and natural resources;
b. financing, real estate, subdivisions, and transfer of properties;
c. manufacturing industries; and
d. public utilities, educational and religious institutions, and motion pictures.
(2) Undertake on a selective basis field audits of tax returns and investigate books of accounts of firms on the above category for the purpose of upgrading expertise in the fields of assessment, audit and investigation; and
(3) Perform such other related functions as the Commissioner may assign. cda
(b) In order to upgrade and maximize the package audit scheme of investigation by sector or line of industry, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue may expand, delimit or otherwise reclassify the sectoral areas within the functional jurisdiction of the Sector Operations Office above enumerated.
SECTION 7. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall readjust the geographical jurisdictions of the revenue regional offices, together with the revenue district offices under them, in such a manner that no one revenue region shall geographically cover more than one standard administrative region defined in the Integrated Reorganization Plan, as amended: Provided, however, that for purposes of regional consultation and coordination with other regional offices and the local units in the standard administrative region, the Commissioner shall designate the regional representative of the Bureau who shall speak for the standard administrative region concerned.
SECTION 8. Such amounts as may be necessary to implement this Executive Order are hereby appropriated from funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
SECTION 9. All laws, decrees, other issuances, and rules and regulations inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 10. This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE in the City of Manila, this 1st day of August, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty.
Published in the Official Gazette, Vol. 76 No. 40 page 7351 on October 6, 1980.