On January 31, 2018, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez issued RR No. 7-2018 which restored the provision on Notice of Informal Conference as a due process requirement in the issuance of a deficiency tax assessment. RR No. 7-2018 was published in the Manila Bulletin on February 1, 2018 and took effect on February 16, 2018.
The Notice of Informal Conference is a written statement issued by the BIR informing the taxpayer of the discrepancies in the taxpayer’s tax payments for the purpose of conducting an informal conference wherein the taxpayer will be given an opportunity to present his side of the case.
Visit www.syciplaw.com/news/articles/lr/211 to download the complete bulletin. The bulletin was authored by SyCipLaw partner Carina C. Laforteza and associate Renz Jeffrey A. Ruiz.
Carina C. Laforteza is a lawyer and a certified public accountant with extensive tax and corporate practice. Her tax work ranges from tax structuring for both corporations (including how investments are to be made into, and repatriated from, the Philippines) and individuals (including tax planning) to tax compliance (including assisting clients in audits by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue) to tax litigation (including petitions questioning the legality of revenue issuances and local tax ordinances), and tax-related arbitration.
Renz Jeffrey A. Ruiz is currently rotating through the firm’s various practice groups. He passed the CPA Licensure Examination in 2010. Prior to joining the SyCipLaw, he was a tax associate at a leading Philippine accounting firm and an accounting supervisor at the Philippine subsidiary of a publicly listed Japanese corporation.