The annual yuletide festival is certainly the most joyous time of the year. Not only do we celebrate the birth of our Lord but it is also the time to reconnect with friends, acquaintances and most specially, family and relatives. It is traditionally a season of gift giving, remembering dearly people close to our hearts.
By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on December 20, 2018
The Senate and the House of Representatives have ratified a bicameral conference committee report that harmonized provisions of tax amnesty bills (House Bills 4814 and 8554 and Senate Bill 2059 [SB 2059]) passed by both houses of Congress.
By Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on December 13, 2018
Advent is the time for giving. Thus, it is a good time to be reminded of the taxes imposed on donations and the tax benefits of making them.
By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on December 6, 2018
Senate Bill 1979 (in relation to House Bill 4800) proposes to impose a royalty tax on both metallic and non-metallic mining operations conducted outside mineral reservations, whether large scale or small scale, at three percent of the market value of the gross output of minerals or mineral products extracted or produced for the first three years from the effectivity of the law, four percenton the fourth year and five percent on the fifth year. It also proposes to impose an additional government share which will be due when the basic government share (on all collected taxes, royalties, fees and related payments from mining contractors) is less than 50 percent of the net mining revenue.
By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on November 29, 2018
Medical and hospitalization costs in the Philippines are not cheap and could be daunting for ordinary employees. Thus, to cover these costs, many employers obtain group health insurance plans or “health cards” for their employees or contribute to health and hospitalization benefit plans. The issue arises on whether premium costs paid for such group health insurance would be subject to the fringe benefits tax (FBT) or withholding/income tax on compensation income.