The bureau of Customs are starting to checked the Balikbayan boxes. In a news report by GMA News 24 Oras, the BOC will add additional cost to those balikbayan boxes with taxable materials. They said only P23,000 is the total amount allowed cost of one Balikbayan box.
Screenshot from GMA News 24 Oras
According to Manila Bulletin news: "Reliable sources at the waterfront said Lina initially had approved an increase of the duties and taxes covering all shipments in a consolidated container from P80,000 to P180,000."
According to another report, the Bureau of Custom under the management of Commissioner Alberto Lina planned to double the taxes for consolidated cargo and shipments. This will greatly affect the balikbayan boxes of the OFWs because cargo forwarders gather and consolidate the shipment of boxes in one container to save money and tax, thus the payment of a balikbayan is also a little cheaper.
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They will hold and ask those owners to pay taxes, if they can't pay, they will hold it in favor of the government.
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