Workers await SC decision on motion vs additional taxes

By , on September 12, 2014


The Supreme Court of the Philippines building in Manila, Philippines. Photo by Mike Gonzalez / Wikimedia Commons.
The Supreme Court of the Philippines building in Manila, Philippines. Photo by Mike Gonzalez / Wikimedia Commons.

MANILA – Following the filing of a motion against additional taxes on their allowances and benefits, government workers are now waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision.

The workers file a petition a month ago seeking to prevent Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares and Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima from adding to the amount of taxes they are paying monthly.

The Judiciary Employees Association of the Philippines and the Association of Court of Appeals Employees (Acae), said on Thursday that the court is still waiting for the comments of both Henares and Purisima on the petition they filed.

“We are awaiting the comments of the BIR [Bureau of Internal Revenue] and DOF [Department of Finance]… once the respondents comment, the case may be calendared,” said Acae president Amiel de Vera.

It could be noted that in a decision released o Aug. 12, Henares and Purisima were given 10 days to comment on the petition.