Philippines Tax Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Philippines 2018

This chapter offers an overview of the Philippines’ tax regime, focusing on the territorial system for foreign companies and individuals, financial reporting framework, special economic zones and other key subjects. It also contains a viewpoint from Marivic Españo, CEO and Chairperson, P&A Grant Thornton.

Rapid macroeconomic growth has worked to strengthen trade and investment in the Philippines. Build, Build, Build – the government’s infrastructure development agenda – is supporting soaring imports, while the fast-growing manufacturing export base remains an economic mainstay.

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Nationally, taxes are levied and collected pursuant to the National Internal Revenue Code, the Tariff and Customs Code, and other laws. The main types of revenue taxes are income, indirect, excise, documentary stamp and transfer, which are all administered by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). Local governments also have some autonomy to...

 

Taxation is not a very politically popular area. We are therefore pleased about the political will displayed by the current administration in overhauling the country’s 20-year-old tax system. A series of tax reform packages have been laid out under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) strategy, with the first of five such...

Rapid macroeconomic growth has worked to strengthen trade and investment in the Philippines. Build, Build, Build – the government’s infrastructure development agenda – is supporting soaring imports, while the fast-growing manufacturing export base remains an economic mainstay.

 

How is the tax system being simplified to enhance the business environment?

 

Taxes in the Philippines are imposed at both the national and local levels. Nationally, taxes are levied and collected pursuant to the National Internal Revenue Code, the Tariff and Customs Code, and several special laws. There are four main types of national internal revenue taxes: income, indirect, excise and documentary stamp taxes, all of...

Chapter | Tax from The Report: The Philippines 2017

This chapter examines the Philippines’ tax regime, focusing on the territorial system for foreign companies and individuals, financial reporting framework, special economic zone tax benefits and other key areas.

It also features an interview with Marivic Españo, Chairperson and CEO, P&A Grant Thornton.