Many of the country’s 122 District Revenue Officers (RDOs) are believed to fear losing their postings following the decision by Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Lilia Catris Guillermo to administer a written exam to other staff aspiring to the same post. .
“What are our chances of keeping our jobs if the candidates pass the test?” said an RDO from Metro Manila who declined to be named.
A total of 93 tax officials from across the country are scheduled to take the exams on Saturday, September 10 at the BIR main office in Quezon City.
This comes after Guillermo released an unnumbered memo last month titled “Conducting an Optional Competency-Based Examination for Those Aspiring to be Designated Tax District Officers.”
Among those qualified to take the exam are the RDO Assistant and Officer in Charge, Regional Heads of Investigation and Assessment, and Lawyer Element IV holders in the Legal Division.
The test covers knowledge of taxation, revenue regulations and emissions, as well as plans to improve tax collection with a focus on digitization.
The RDO position is considered a plum posting in the office and the incumbents are considered field commanders in tax collection.
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