DepEd, COMELEC Commit to Assure Timely Tax Refund for Poll Teacher-Volunteers

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The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Friday committed to ensure that volunteer-teachers, with annual basic salary of P250,000 and below, will promptly receive tax refund after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ruled to impose 5% withholding tax on their honorarium and allowance for rendering services during the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on May 14. “I believe that you are aware that the BIR has already issued a ruling. . . The TRAIN Law specifies that those with annual income below P250,000 will be tax…

BIR: 5% Tax on Teachers’ Allowances for the Barangay Elections

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has stood firm in its decision to impose the 5 percent withholding tax on the honoraria and transportation allowances that public school teachers will get for doing service in the coming barangay elections. A revenue legal official who declined to be named said the collection of the tax is mandatory under Sections 2.78 and 2.78.3 of Revenue Regulations No. 98. She said, however, the take will be returned if the teacher’s annual total compensation does not exceed his tax exemption of P250,000 as prescribed…

MB News | Teachers’ Salaries Upgrading Urged

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“The country’s teachers should have their modest salaries increased in the forthcoming 2019 national budget.” Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, vice chairman of the Senate education committee, issued the statement as the country’s financial experts began the process of crafting the 2019 national budget. He is also chairman of the Senate energy and economic affairs committees. Teachers had complained that they were not included in the decision of the Executive Department to increase the salaries of policemen and soldiers. The Philippine President is legally mandated to submit to Congress a copy…

Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the issue of increasing the salaries of Teachers

Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the issue of increasing the salaries of Teachers

Members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. As you know, I called this press conference to shed more light on the issue of increasing the salaries of public school teachers. Let me state categorically that I am not opposed to increasing the salaries of our teachers. However, I cautioned against the doubling of their salaries. This, after all, was not the President’s directive. He said to look into increasing the salaries of teachers, not doubling them. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has already clarified this issue. I understand the crucial…

DepEd, Silent on Diokno’s Remark Over Pay Hike of Public School Teachers

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The Department of Education on Thursday declined to comment on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s remark that increasing the salaries of public school teachers is not the priority for now. “Siguro po we will not comment on what our good Secretary Diokno said, dahil sila naman po talaga yung eksperto tungkol diyan at may mandato po para makapagsabi kung ano yung kakailanganin sa pagtaas ng sahod…,” DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sport Tonisito Umali told “Unang Balita” on Thursday. Earlier, Diokno said that doubling the…

Teachers to Benefit from TRAIN, Receive More Allowances in 2018 | DepEd Press Release

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Consistent with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) support of the Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) as a means to significantly develop the country’s human capital and with Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s commitment to continuously provide adequate compensation for the invaluable contribution of teachers to nation-building, educators are set to receive additional net take home pay and allowances beginning January 2018. A Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11) without dependents and has a starting basic salary of P19,620 used to take home P17,220.86 (with Personnel Economic Relief Allowance…