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Streamlining VAT Refund Process for Enhanced Efficiency and Compliance

Posted by on July 17th, 2023

The Value Added Tax (VAT) refund application process is now more convenient for the taxpayer through the recent issuance of Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 71-2023 and Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) No. 23-2023 both effective July 1, 2023.  The following are notable changes in the filing of VAT refunds:  Before RMC No. 71-2023 and RMO […]

Obtaining a Repatriation-Ready Certification for Foreign Investment at BSP

Posted by on July 7th, 2023

When a non-resident investor is planning to purchase foreign exchange (FX) from the Philippine banking system for repatriation and remittance of earnings from duly registered investments, they are required to obtain a Bangko Sentral Registration Document (BSRD).  The BSRD is issued by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), evidencing the registration of foreign investments by […]

Embarking on the Transition to ESG

Posted by on July 1st, 2023

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is a strategic framework that allows companies to assess and address institutional goals and objectives in terms of reducing harm and protecting the environment, advocating for sustainability, maintaining a healthy work environment, and creating impactful changes in their management and overall organizational policies. ESG investing uses a criterion to determine […]

BIR Makes VAT Refunds Easier

Posted by on June 30th, 2023

In the Philippines, a sales tax known as value-added tax (VAT) is levied on commodities purchased, bartered, exchanged, or leased and imported products. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has reduced the standards taxpayers must meet to receive a VAT refund. In a revenue memorandum circular, BIR commissioner Romeo Lumagui ordered simplifying documentation requirements and […]

Conclusion of Tax Rate Reductions under CREATE Set for July

Posted by on June 29th, 2023

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 69-2023 to inform taxpayers on the reverted percentage tax, minimum corporate income tax, and average corporate income tax rates for selected institutions effective July 1. The percentage tax, temporarily reduced to 1%, will return to its original rate of 3%. This change will impact […]