CIR Kim Henares accepts key to BIR from Outgoing CIR Joel Tan Torres. Looking on is Secretary Purisima of DOF

CIR Joel Tan Torres turns over the symbolic key of control of the Bureau of Internal Revenue to incoming CIR Kim Henares. The event took place in the BIR National office 10AM today July 2, 2010.

The BIR starts of the second semester of the year under a new Commissioner.

CIR Kim Henares first came to the BIR August 6, 2003 as Deputy Commissioner for Special Concerns Group. Later left the bureau on November 21, 2005. She now returns to the BIR today as its Commissioner.

As CIR Joel Tan Torres stint with the BIR ends so begins the journey of CIR Kim Henares with the BIR. Newly appointed DOF Secretary Purisima has placed on the shoulders of CIR Henares the opportunity to lead the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

CIR Joel Tan Torres leaves the BIR with a 20 billion surplus collection for the first semester. The BIR pins its hope in CIR Kim Henares leadership to continue the daunting task of tax collection.