Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Romeo D. Lumagui Jr. received the prestigious “Business Enabler Award” from the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Quezon City (PCCI-QC) last January 25, 2024 during the latter’s induction and turnover ceremovies. The award is given to Commissioner Lumagui for his significant impact in the business community of Quezon City.
“The BIR would like to express its gratitude to the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Quezon City. This “Business Enabler Award” is a very timely recognition of the efforts being made by BIR because for 2024 we are focusing on Taxpayer Service. This year, we will exert our efforts in improving our services within the framework of ease of doing business in the Philippines. The whole BIR is at your service”, Commissioner Lumagui stated.
“Your dedication and commitment have not gone unnoticed, and it is for this reason that we are proud to inform you that you have been selected as one of the honorees of the prestigious Business Enabler Award. The Business Enabler Award is a testament to your significant impact on our business community. Your innovative strategies, leadership, and dedication have contributed to the success of your endeavors and positively influenced and enabled the success of other businesses in the city. Your unwavering commitment to excellence and your role as a catalyst for positive change have set you apart, and we believe it is essential to honor and celebrate your exceptional achievements”, PCCI-QC stated.
This 2024, the BIR will be focusing on Commissioner Lumagui’s pillar of Excellent Taxpayer Service. This has the support of the National Government as shown by the passing of the Ease of Paying Taxes Act earlier this month. In the coming months, the BIR will be implementing structural changes in its processes and requirements. The BIR will be undergoing an institutional change towards being a service-oriented agency.
To that note, the BIR has jumpstarted its 2024 mission of Taxpayer Service by conducting the first ever nationwide Tax Compliance Verification Drive (TCVD) last January 18 and 19. During the TCVD, examiners of the BIR visited 44,611 business establishments for the purpose of educating and guiding them in their tax compliance. No penalties were meted by the BIR for this first incursion, as long as they comply with their tax obligations.