SGV’s Tax Team conducted a public webinar titled Thrive amidst a BIR audit: a survival guide on 26 February. Speakers discussed the latest BIR enforcement strategies and recent issuances, rulings and court decisions involving tax audit issues. Over 300 tax and financial executives from various industries attended the event.
Tax Partner Thyrza F. Marbas (TFM) discussed the technicalities of the BIR audit program, including the taxpayers covered by the program and the revised BIR organizational structure and the BIR’s primary jurisdiction. She also explained the tax assessment procedure and the applicable BIR issuances. Tax Partner Cheryl C. Ong (CCO) then discussed common tax issues and presented a comparison of BIR-related documents and specific tax assessment items. The discussions were followed by a Q&A portion led by CCO and TFM.
The webinar’s organizing team included Tax Managers Virnee Joy Agot and Aiza Giltendez, and Senior Associates Crisanta Esgana and Monica Marie Miciano.