BIR extends deadline for doctors to register appointment books (

The BIR has agreed to give an extension on the previously set deadline for doctors and dentists in complying with RR 4-2014. The deadline was moved from May 5 to May 31.  Below is a portion of abs-cbn's article on this issue.  Follow the link at the bottom to read the full article.

BIR extends deadline for doctors to register appointment books

Posted at 05/05/2014 11:31 AM | Updated as of 05/05/2014 11:31 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue has extended the deadline for self-employed professionals, including doctors and dentists, to register their official appointment books and submit their affidavit of standard fees.
The original deadline was set for May 5, but the BIR decided to move it to May 31 after several groups of medical practitioners made a request.
"In-extend ho ang deadline to May 31 kasi maraming request from medical societies," BIR chief Kim Henares told DZMM's Failon Ngayon.
The BIR has required self-employed professionals to submit their book of accounts, whether manual or computerized, to the BIR for approval and registration every year.
Under Revenue Regulation No. 4-2014 which took effect on April 5, the BIR imposed additional requirements to monitor the self-employed professionals' service fees. This includes the submission of an affidavit indicating their rates, as well as registration of official appointment books containing the names of clients and the date and time of meetings.