• BIR chief eager to leave post

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    AS the end of the Aquino administration draws near, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Kim Henares said she is looking forward to stepping down.

    At the 2016 Tax Campaign Kick-off event held Monday, Henares said her years in the government have been so stressful and controversial.

    Prior to her appointment as BIR chief in 2010, Henares served as BIR deputy commissioner for special concerns during the Arroyo administration where she spearheaded the “Run After Tax Evaders (RATE)” program that led to the filing of charges against big personalities.

    “Wala akong mami-miss. Wala [I will not miss anything.) Life will be simpler out of government,” Henares said, adding that she plans to return to the private sector “where I can earn more money without feeling guilty.”

    “I think my experiences are not something to be missed. Isn’t it full of stress?” she told reporters. “Then if you collect taxes, people do not want to pay.”

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