Kim Jacinto Henares is the Commissioner of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) under Noynoy Aquino Administration.
Kim Henares is a lawyer and certified public accountant, served as deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue from August 2003 to November 2005. The BIR delivers around two-thirds of state revenue but has to deal with widespread tax evasion, corruption within the agency and inefficient tax administration. During her stint at the BIR, Henares was also in charge of the Large Taxpayers Unit, which accounts for more than half of the bureau’s tax collections. Henares is rejoining the BIR from the World Bank Group, where she is a senior private sector development specialist.