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The BIR Oplan Kandado closed down around 475 establishments inside the 168, 999 & 11/88 Malls including Tutuban and Divisioria Malls in Binondo Manila today January 18,2010.

The massive operation was made possible through the entire workforce of Revenue Region No. 6 and all Revenue District Offices under its command. As well as a number of Revenue Officers coming from the National Office of the BIR.

They were assisted by police officers of Manila. Deputy Commissioner for Operations DCIR Nelson Aspe together with the Deputy Commissioner for Legal DCIR Estela Sales coordinated with the BIR Revenue Region 6 handling Manila area to conduct this operation to enforce the Tax Compliance of these establishments.

The BIR in the first month of this year is sending a serious message to all establishments who continue to evade complying the taxes that they should pay for our government in the service of our country.  Businesses should understand the importance and role of taxes in our economy and services needed by our country that is fueled by our taxes.

It should be expected that this will not just be a flash in the pan but a regular continuing program of the BIR to fulfill its mandated obligation to collect taxes for our government.