Benjo Basas, national chairman of TDC, explained in the letter that the PBB is a bonus granted by the government to its employees, which the amount ranges from P5,000 to P35,000 depending on the performance of the employees and their agency.
said the PBB for school year 2013-2014 is supposed to be released by October, however, until now, many teachers are still waiting for their PBB like those in schools in Regions 1, 4B, 6, 8, 9, 11, Caraga and ARMM, as of the moment.
The letter lamented the fact that those that were able to receive theirs are complaining of outright deductions of supposed taxes.
However, the amount differs from one division to another.
cited the tax deducted in some schools in Cebu, Nueva Vizcaya and Isabela is 10 percent of their PBB, in Negros Oriental it is higher at 20 percent, while in Tarlac and Pampanga, it is only 8 percent.
There are also some cases where teachers paid 25 and 30 percent in taxes.
But most of the divisions, especially in NCR
and Calabarzon have no deductions.
As per existing revenue laws, taxes may only be collected to the amount of bonuses that exceeds P30,000, said Basas
letter to Henares