Sunday, October 1, 2017

Promulgation and lmplementation of the People's Freedom of Information Manual of the BIR

The bureau has issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 75-2017 for the promulgation and implementation of the People's Freedom of Information Manual of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) stated as follows: 

As a public service institution, the BIR is mandated to adopt and implement the constitutional policy of full public disclosure of its transactions involving public interest. subject to reasonable conditions prescribed by law. The BIR recognizes further the fundamental role of the right to a free and open exchange of information in democracy as a means to enhance transparency and accountability in government official acts, transactions, or decisions. 

In this regard, the BIR's Freedom of Information Manual ("Annex A') is hereby promulgated in order to promote said constitutional right and comply with the directive of Executive Order No 2 Series of 2016. Henceforth, to ensure the faithful compliance and observance of the BIR's Freedom of Information Manual everyone is directed to read and be familiar with its provisions. An electronic copy of this Manual shall be posted in the BIR website for reference. 

Click the following of the FOI Request Form.