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Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform Project (English)

The objectives of the National Program Support for Tax Administration reform Project for the Philippines are to increase taxpayer compliance by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and to prepare the BIR for a sustainable and long-term reform. There are 4 components to the Project. The first component, tax compliance will finance the improvement of the registration process, the clean-up of the taxpayer registry, and strengthen detection of non-registered taxpayers; improve the processing of stop-filers and reduce its inventory; and improve taxpayer e-services, e-filing and e-payment. The second component is tax enforcement and control which will address the collection of arrears, review procedures and clean up of the inventory. It will improve taxpayers' services and information linkages as well as transactions with tax credit certificates and tax remittances advices. It will also strengthen the legal department of BIR in the preparation of non-RATE cases for prosecution and codify tax administration rulings and regulations. The third component is human resource development and management which will finance the improvements of human resource planning and management systems and processes, the review of HR policies, expansion of a staff and organizational performance system, and the use of a human resource information system and performance management system. The fourth component, BIR management, change management, and program management, will finance the enhancement of the BIR governance and management culture through training and tools; facilitate the reform and its sustainability through communication (internal and external), project and change management training, consulting assistance and office equipment. In addition, the function of internal control will be strengthened to better detect deviations from approved procedures and strengthen anti-corruption measures, including an assessment of major Integrity Risks and the preparation of an Integrity Plan.


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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform Project

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Philippines - National Program Support for Tax Administration Reform Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.