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Ease of Paying Taxes Act and other pending bills

By Euney Marie Mata-Perez on May 26, 2022 THE 18th Congress resumed session this week and is expected to adjourn on June 3, 2022. While legislators are understandably busy with the canvassing of votes to enable them to proclaim the winners of the May 9 elections, it is still hoped that, during...

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Taxation of aliens

By Aziza Hannah Bacay on May 18, 2022 UNDER our tax laws, an individual taxpayer may be classified as citizen or non-citizen (alien) and as resident or nonresident. Filipino taxpayers who reside in the Philippines are taxable on income earned within and outside the Philippines. Citizens who...

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Transaction Tax on Traded Shares

By Nica Marsha Gasapo on May 12, 2022 The National Internal Revenue Code, as amended (Tax Code), imposes a transaction tax on the sale, barter, exchange or other disposition of shares listed and traded through the local stock exchange (other than the sale by a dealer in securities) at the rate...

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Can Corporations Operate with a Skeletal Board?

By Ramon Vaughn Dy III on May 5, 2022 From the largest conglomerates to the smallest start-ups, all have at least one thing in common: they are managed by some form of governing body, mostly by a board of directors. With the exception of a one-person corporation, firms have a board that exercises...

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Vote-Buying as an Election Offense

By Ellaine Anne Bernardino on April 21, 2022 As the May 2022 national elections fast approaches, Filipino voters should take this time to intelligently consider which candidate has the most promising platform, the ideal character and relevant track record to better the country. Political candidates...

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Warrants of distraint and/or levy

By Aziza Hannah Bacay on April 7, 2022 Taxes are the lifeblood of the government. Thus, Section 218 of the National Internal Revenue Code, as amended, sets out the primordial “no injunction rule” that bars courts from restraining the collection of any national internal revenue tax,...

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A look at changes to the Public Service Act

By Ramon Vaughn Dy on March 31, 2022 Operating a public utility has for the longest time been limited to Filipino citizens and entities whose capital is at least 60-percent owned and controlled by Filipino citizens. Foreign equity participation also cannot exceed 40 percent of a public utility’s...

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