Philippine BIR adopts technological innovations

August 12, 2013

The July 2013 issue of Bloomberg BNA's Tax Planning International Asia-Pacific Focus features an article co-authored by partner Carina C. Laforteza and associate Grace Ann C. Lazaro entitled "The Philippine BIR adopts technological innovations". The article discusses the recently implemented Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regulation No. 18-2012 directing all persons to secure a new Authority to Print from the BIR and to print new receipts/invoices starting 1 July 2013. The article includes sections on the statutory basis, implementation, and the move towards computerized regulation.

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The article is reproduced with permission from Asia-Pacific Focus, Vol. 13, No. 07, 13 July 2013. Copyright 2013, The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033),

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