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FIXING FIXED-TERM CONTRACTS

By: Gerardo Maximo Francisco on May 10, 2018 To fix the problem of “endo” (end-of-contract), House Bill No. 6908 (An Act Strengthening the Security of Tenure of Workers, Amending for the Purpose Presidential Decree No. 442, as amended, otherwise known as the “Labor Code”) proposes, as one major solution...

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DoLE POLICIES ON HEALTH AND SAFETY

By Richelle Dianne Patawaran on May 3, 2018 Since 1903, the Philippines has been celebrating Labor Day annually to recognize the contribution of workers to the economy, and to raise awareness about labor issues affecting the rights of Filipino workers. In honor of Labor Day, we take this opportunity...

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BASIC CONCEPT OF A FREE ZONE

By: Mark Anthony P. Tamayo on April 26, 2018 Business entities engaged in the manufacture of finished products for eventual export typically source the majority of their raw material (RM) inputs from foreign suppliers. These purchases will, upon their importation, be subject to the payment of customs...

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SERVICE OF TAX NOTICES – KNOW THE RULES!

By Euney Marie Mata-Perez on April 19, 2018 With the tax-filing season recently concluded, we are certain that the BIR will be stepping up on its audit and collection efforts. Thus, knowing the rules in assessments, including how the BIR validly serves notices, is crucial. Due process dictates that...

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NO HOLIDAY PAY BREAK

By: Gerardo Maximo Francisco on April 12, 2018 Many employees took time off work last Monday, April 9, to commemorate Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), a regular Philippine holiday. Many others, including those whose employers provide services to persons abroad, reported for work on the same day. For...

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VAT EXEMPTION OF TRANSFERS FOR CONTROL

By Euney Marie Mata-Perez on April 5, 2018 Value-added tax, or VAT, is not a singular-minded tax on every transactional level. Its assessment bears direct relevance to the taxpayer’s role or link in the production chain. Thus, its imposition is intimately related to the regularity and consistency...

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Why we need a separate estate tax amnesty

By: Euney Marie J. Mata-Perez on March 22, 2018 Estate tax is one of the lowest performers in our tax system. Payable six months after death – now extended to one year under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) – the tax is often paid late. The lack of liquid cash to pay the previous...

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Customs valuation vs transfer pricing rules Part 2

by Atty. Mark Anthony Tamayo (Last of two parts) In last week’s article, we discussed briefly the link between transfer pricing (TP) and the customs valuation rules and the possible customs and tax implications of related party transactions. One of the conditions on the acceptability of a declared...

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