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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 […]

Navigating Taxes with Enlightenment: A guide for Self-Employed and Entrepreneurial Minds

Posted by on June 16th, 2023

Unveiling Practical Tips and Common Error-Free Understanding of Philippine Taxation In the realm of tax compliance, this means learning from past mistakes, both yours and others, and continually improving tax habits. Please refer to the file below to guide you on a voyage of discovery, where you’ll find the joy of understanding taxation and overcome […]