Tax filing deadline pushed back further to May 30: BIR

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Posted at Apr 17 2020 11:03 AM | Updated as of Apr 17 2020 11:15 AM

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MANILA - The Bureau of Internal Revenue said Friday it pushed back the deadline for filing of income tax returns to the end of May after the Luzon lockdown period was extended.

While the new deadline was set at May 30 from May 15, tax returns should be filed by May 29 since the deadline falls on a Saturday, BIR deputy commissioner Arnel Guballa said.

Philippine law set the filing of income tax returns on April 15 every year but it was moved this year after Luzon was placed on enhanced community quarantine from mid-March. The lockdown was extended 18 days to April 30.

All other deadlines such as the value added tax scheduled for the month of April are given a 30-day grace period, he said. The list of payments eligible for the grace period is available on the BIR website, he said.