Commissioner Tan-Torres observed, “With this cooperation between the PNP and the BIR, instances of erroneous claims of personal and additional exemptions deductions by the PNP personnel will now be a thing of the past. Hence, our PNP people will now be paying the correct income tax to the BIR.”

Quezon City, 20 January 2010 – A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed today between the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the  Philippine National Police (PNP) at the BIR National Training Center in Quezon City to ensure the collection and remittance of withholding taxes of uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the PNP.

The MOA was inked by Jesus A. Verzosa, Director General of the PNP, and Joel L. Tan- Torres, Commissioner of the BIR .

The MOA will enable the Bureau to improve tax collection and compliance from correct filing of BIR Form No. 2305 and deduction of withholding taxes from the salaries of PNP personnel that will result to effective remittances of said tax to BIR.

As agreed upon in the MOA, measures will be undertaken to ensure the proper accomplishment and timely filing of BIR Form No. 2305 by uniformed and non-uniformed personnel of the PNP.

The PNP Finance Service shall also undertake the general updating of exemptions by requiring PNP personnel to file the updated Certificate of Update of Exemption and of Employers and Employees Information (BIR Form No. 2305) to ensure that tax due equals tax withheld .

The MOA will pave the way for better compliance of tax obligations of the PNP personnel and other payees despite the dispersed large manpower on the remittance of their withholding taxes.

The MOA sets forth the different responsibilities of the concerned offices of the PNP and the BIR. The MOA likewise details the steps to be followed to ensure that proper and correct withholding taxes are deducted from PNP personnel and remitted to the BIR.

Commissioner Tan-Torres observed, “With this cooperation between the PNP and the BIR, instances of erroneous claims of personal and additional exemptions deductions by the PNP personnel will now be a thing of the past. Hence, our PNP people will now be paying the correct income tax to the BIR.”