(Noong Pebrero) TOBACCO EXCISE TAX COLLECTION TARGET NAHIGITAN

Arnel Guballa

NALAGPASAN ng Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ang  tobacco excise tax target collections nito sa buwan ng Pebrero, ayon sa Department of Finance (DOF).

“Tobacco excise tax collections for February overshot the target by 4.28 percent, reaching P17.57 billion mid-month after the Japan Tobacco International (JTI) paid P10.94 billion or more than double the amount it paid in January,” sabi ng DOF sa isang statement.

Ayon kay BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa, mula Enero 1 hanggang Pebrero 18, ang tobacco excise tax collection ay umabot sa P29.1 billion o mas mataas ng 73.53 percent kumpara sa P16.77 billion na nakolekta sa kaparehong panahon noong nakaraang taon.

“Noticeably, we have a big increase in the collection of tobacco excises because JTI opened its plant in Lima, Batangas. So it’s in full operation, that’s why they increased their production. That’s also why we have quite a collection in tobacco for this month, sir,” animGuballa sa pakikipagpulong sa DOF.

Nauna nang nagpahayag ng kumpiyansa si Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III na mahihigitan ng BIR ang P2.08 trillion target nito ngayong taon.

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