The Philippine Tax Academy (PTA), a learning institution for the improvement of tax collection competence and efficiency, will be launched with a five-day workshop starting Tuesday this week.
According to an article by the Manila Bulletin, Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran said that 52 local treasurers and 130 newly hired employees from the Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) will be the participants of the said seminars.
This is in line with the program’s goal, as stated by Beltran, of accustoming these fiscal employees “with the revenue generation functions of the government”, mentioned the Manila Bulletin article.
Topics to be discussed in the first day of the workshop include tax policies and administration, the importance of fiscal employees’ capacity building, and the Philippine Development Plan for 2017 to 2022, among others, said the same article.
The second day will be covering Gender and Development, Public Service Ethics and Accountability, regulations of the Civil Service Commission, and employee benefits.
The attendees will then be sent to their respective offices for the third to the fifth day for them to be familiar with the daily tasks and responsibilities.
Currently, the PTA’s Implementing Rules and Regulations (PTA-IRR) are under review of the DOF’s Legal Group, the Undersecretary said, according to the Manila Bulletin.
It was also mentioned that the Academy has applied for the Professional Regulation Commission’s accreditation as a Continuing Professional Development Provider for Certified Public Accountants.
It was announced in July last year that the DOF, together with the Department of Budget and Management, will initiate the PTA in 2018
Republic Act 10143, signed more than 7 years ago, gave way to the founding of the PTA, Dominguez said.
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