Who is the New BIR Commissioner: Ms. Lilia Guillermo

Who is the New BIR Commissioner: Ms. Lilia Guillermo
PUBLISHED: July 1, 2022

With the recently announced new cabinet members by the camp of the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr., he named Ms. Lilia Guillermo as the new BIR Commissioner that will spearhead the agency in enforcing effective tax collections, penalties, fines, and digitalization.

Lilia Guillermo

Lilia Guillermo, New BIR Commissioner

Ms. Lilia Guillermo was appointed as the new BIR commissioner by President Marcos’ camp saying “Lillia Guillermo’s strong background in IT and her almost four decades of service at the BIR complements President-elect Marcos’s objective of boosting the country’s revenue through efficient tax collection,” Trixie Cruz-Angeles, Press Secretary-designate.

Ms. Lilia Guillermo, CESO 1, is currently the Assistant Governor and Chief Information Officer of the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas and leads the Technology and Digital Innovation Office under the Governor in which she managed and completed the BSP I.T. Modernization Roadmap of 2018-2023. She also led I.T innovations at the Department of Budget and Management as an Undersecretary where she was handed the responsibility in managing and developing systems for the modernization of Public Financial Management Program. The new BIR Commissioner, Ms. Lilia Guillermo obtained her Bachelor of Science degree major in Statistics in 1977 and M.S. Industrial Engineering degree in 1981 at the University of the Philippines. She was also named “One of the most powerful women in I.T. in the Philippines” last 2003.

What to Expect with Ms. Lilia Guillermo as the New BIR Commissioner

Little did everyone know; Ms. Lilia Guillermo was also the former Deputy Commissioner of the bureau where she became Project Director of the “Tax Computerization Project” which was assisted by the World Bank and considered as one of the biggest projects of the government.

“Effective Digital Leadership is Key to Digital Transformation.” Ms. Lilia Guillermo, CIOF President and new BIR Commissioner.

With all the being said, and with the BIR’s ongoing implementation of the Electronic Invoicing System (EIS) which covers e-invoicing BIR there is no doubt digitalization will set to take place. Now is the time to start investing in CAS BIR Ready Accounting System in order to be compliant, avoid future inconvenience and keep up the bureau’s projects and policies.

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