GMA “On Call” is a program for concerns, grievances and complaints against government agencies which are addressed by the daily afternoon program ON CALL hosted by Ivan Mayrina and Connie Sison. ON CALL will provide on the spot assistance to those seeking help by helping them get in touch with the proper agency or authority.
GMA “On Call” will conduct a live interview with BIRs Assistant Commissioner for Legal Service Atty. Marissa O. Cabreros today on Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 53-2011 which states that voluntary contributions to the SSS, GSIS, HDMF, Pag-Ibig and PhilHealth are subject to tax.
The BIR said that such contributions are considered investments and thus taxable. BIR will no longer entertain any request for tax exemption on these contribution.
BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said “It has been observe that the grant of income tax exemption to SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, and Pag-Ibig contributions in excess of the mandatory contributions is being abused.”
The program will air 1:00 PM today. Recently GMA 24 Oras reporter Coney Angeles came also with the same concern and took a short interview with ACIR Cabreros as one of there news bits on there 6 PM time slot.