News and Updates
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Read the latest accounting and bookkeeping news and information here. In this section, we also post updates on the taxation system in the Philippines and its technicalities.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) released the guidelines for the issuance of a Tax Residency Certificate (TRC). This measure prevents unqualified taxpayers from availing tax treaty benefits and mandates the creation of a database of Filipino residents with foreign-sourced income.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) launched a competition meant for the creation of a convenient mobile taxpayer service to streamline the current procedure for registration, filing, and payment of taxes. BIR launched the competition on October 16, 2019.
As instructed by the Department of Finance (DOF), the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is currently exploring methods to properly tax activities under the digital economy and enhance revenue collections by closing tax leakages.
The Philippines, despite the on-going Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) of the “Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act” or CITIRA, can still convince local and foreign investors not to move out of the country.
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) requested for their exclusion from the rationalization of fiscal incentives under House Bill (HB) No. 4157, also known as the “Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act (CITIRA).”
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will amend Revenue Regulation (RR) No. 5-2017, granting Persons With Disabilities (PWD) a discount for select products that may fall under necessities and prime commodities starting in September 2019.