Part of his paper mentioned a low tax-GDP ratio (T/GDP) of only 12 percent in 2011, in reference to other data and points raised by WB consultant and now UPSE visiting Prof.Rosa Maria Alonso Terme. I commented that those measurements of low T/GDP ratio are wrong because such measurement counts only the collections of the BIR + BOC in computing T. It excludes other collections:
2. Collectios ofvarious regulatory fees by other agencies: DFA's passport fee, DOT/PTA's travel tax, NAIA's terminal fee, DOTC's vehicle registration tax, driver's license fee; PNP's police clearance fee, DOJ's NBI clearance fee, NSO's birth cert fee, death cert fee, marriage cert fee, and so on.
4. Collections ofmandatory and forced monthly contributions by the SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth, PagIBIG, etc.
Tax Cut 16: Conserving Fishery Resources by Taxing Demersal Fish Catch?, May 27, 2013
Tax Cut 17: BIR vs. Physicians, March 06, 2014
Tax Cut 18: On 10% Flat Tax, Greco Belgica and GDP Growth, March 27, 2014
Tax Cut 19: Letter to Sen. Sonny Angara Re. SB 2149, June 06, 2014