BIR employee suspended for not filing SALN

Posted at 04/22/14 3:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A Bureau of Internal Revenue employee has been suspended for three months over his failure to file his Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

The Department of Finance said the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended Arsenio N. Reyes, Revenue Officer III of Revenue Region Number 10 (Legazpi City) for failing to file his SALN.

The CSC found "substantial evidence" to find Reyes guilty of failure to file his SALN for 2010, and imposed the penalty of suspension for 3 months.

The CSC decision was signed by Chairman Francisco T. Duque and Commissioners Robert Martinez and Nieves Osorio.

The case against Reyes stemmed from a complaint filed by the DOF's Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS).

The DOF said the CSC decision serves as a reminder for all public servants to file their SALNs this month.

In February 2011, Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima issued Department Order Number 12-2011 enjoining all officials and employees of the DOF and its attached agencies and instrumentalities to submit a copy of their SALNs to the heads of offices, the Revenue Operations and Legal Affairs and RIPS.