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Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:58 PM

In his second State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte warns all mining operations and contractors 'to refrain from the unbridled and irresponsible destruction of our watersheds, forests, and aquatic resources'

Duterte warns miners: Spend on rehab 'or I'll tax you to death'

Duterte gov't wants more large taxpayers in 2017

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:48 AM

This is to help achieve the BIR's tax collection target of P1.152 trillion from the country's largest taxpayers this year

Duterte gov't wants more large taxpayers in 2017

Duterte regains momentum in peace talks; is there still hope?

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Despite the President's announcement of an end of negotiations, my bet is that it will continue

Duterte regains momentum in peace talks; is there still hope?

India to halve basic rate of income tax – minister

Feb 01, 2017 - 3:48 PM

(UPDATED) Finance Minister Jaitley: 'I propose to reduce existing rate for income... to 5% from 10%'

India to halve basic rate of income tax – minister

Quimbo: Political will in drug war should also be applied in taxation

Jan 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says taxation, just like the war on drugs, is an issue of corruption that the government is capable of addressing

Quimbo: Political will in drug war should also be applied in taxation

Soon: Tax incentives for those who help Filipino Olympic medalists

Dec 24, 2016 - 7:14 PM

A House bill seeks to give tax exemptions and deductions for individuals and corporations who give donations, grants, and more to Filipino Olympic medalists

Soon: Tax incentives for those who help Filipino Olympic medalists

Trump firm on agenda but says Americans have nothing to fear

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:59 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump vows to move aggressively on a conservative agenda, but also sought to reassure worried Americans they have nothing to fear from his presidency

Trump firm on agenda but says Americans have nothing to fear

Indian business leaders hail landmark tax reform

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:16 PM

(UPDATED) The main rate of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is still a topic for debate, but business leaders are optimistic it will boost India's economy

Indian business leaders hail landmark tax reform

SONA 2016: Lawmakers happy Duterte supports their bills

Jul 25, 2016 - 9:34 PM

(UPDATED) Some lawmakers have filed bills on tax reform, passport validity, and universal health care even before President Rodrigo Duterte mentions them in his SONA

SONA 2016: Lawmakers happy Duterte supports their bills

Spend for growth, OECD urges governments

Jun 02, 2016 - 12:45 AM

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says there is an urgent need for governments to ramp up spending

Spend for growth, OECD urges governments

Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets: Where they stand on issues

Apr 30, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Moreno, former city mayor Vicente Emano, and lawmaker Rufus Rodriguez trade barbs over how they would run the city if they win the elections

Cagayan de Oro mayoral bets: Where they stand on issues

BIR-audited taxpayers 'just being harassed' – tax expert

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Reforming the Bureau of Internal Revenue and overhauling the 19-year-old tax system is a challenge for the next administration, says tax reform advocate Mon Abrea

BIR-audited taxpayers 'just being harassed' – tax expert

Tax cuts as campaign promise? Overhaul tax system, economists say

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

While two presidential candidates promise outright tax exemptions, economists say a comprehensive overhaul is more sustainable and feasible

Tax cuts as campaign promise? Overhaul tax system, economists say

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on taxation

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:03 PM

Two candidates have made outright promises to exempt low-income earners from paying income taxes, while the rest say they're open to reviewing the tax code

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on taxation

Belgica: Lower income tax rate to 10%, scrap VAT

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Senatorial candidate Greco Belgica says that if taxes are lowered, then people will have more money and will no longer need free services from government

Belgica: Lower income tax rate to 10%, scrap VAT

Appeals court junks Philippine Heart Center's tax exemption bid

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:47 PM

This is despite the hospital's argument that, if the facility is seized by the Quezon City government, 'the operations of the hospital might be left to untrained hands'

Appeals court junks Philippine Heart Center's tax exemption bid

EU targets corporate tax avoidance as anger over Google spreads

Jan 29, 2016 - 12:24 AM

The news comes as the British government unleashes a storm of criticism for accepting too little tax from Google, and as Italy demands hundreds of millions in euros in back taxes from US-based Internet giant

EU targets corporate tax avoidance as anger over Google spreads

Lower income tax rates? Aquino 'not convinced' it's good idea

Sep 14, 2015 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) President Benigno Aquino III says the proposal to raise VAT in exchange for lowering income tax levels will not benefit the majority

Lower income tax rates? Aquino 'not convinced' it's good idea

BIR extends deadline for e-filing of tax returns to June 15

Apr 13, 2015 - 12:25 AM

The extension only applies to the electronic filing but the deadline for manual filing remains April 15, says Kim Henares

BIR extends deadline for e-filing of tax returns to June 15

Singapore raises taxes on rich to fund rising social spending

Feb 23, 2015 - 8:51 PM

The marginal personal income tax rate for those earning above SG$320,000 ($256,000) a year will rise to 22% next year from the current 20%

Singapore raises taxes on rich to fund rising social spending

#AskTheTaxWhiz: What's an eBIR?

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:19 PM

How does it work?

#AskTheTaxWhiz: What's an eBIR?

Unlock fiscal space to drive inclusive growth

Aug 10, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Creating the fiscal space for productive and countercyclical spending can help developing countries in the Asia Pacific region move towards implementing the G20 global growth compact adopted last year

Unlock fiscal space to drive inclusive growth

Is the Filipino middle class over-taxed?

Aug 03, 2014 - 12:05 PM

If the middle class feels the heavy weight of taxation, does the evidence bear this out?

Is the Filipino middle class over-taxed?

Missed the tax filing deadline? Here are the penalties

Apr 16, 2014 - 3:40 PM

In general, late filers pay 25% of tax due, plus 20% interest per annum and a compromise penalty

Missed the tax filing deadline? Here are the penalties

Who are exempted from filing income tax returns?

Apr 15, 2014 - 5:57 PM

A list of employed and self-employed individuals who do not have to brave long lines on April 15 to submit ITRs

Who are exempted from filing income tax returns?

Palace: Late tax filers face penalties

Apr 13, 2014 - 7:21 PM

The government's reminder comes a few days before the April 15 deadline of the filing of income tax returns

Palace: Late tax filers face penalties

Gov't reminds public of April 15 ITR filing deadline

Apr 05, 2014 - 3:50 PM

April 15, which falls on Holy Tuesday, is the deadline for filing of income tax returns for professionals and other self-employed individuals

Gov't reminds public of April 15 ITR filing deadline

Self-employed: What to consider in filing your tax return

Mar 31, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Did you just resign from your job to start your own business or do freelance work? Here are things you need when filing and paying your own taxes

Self-employed: What to consider in filing your tax return

Self-employed: How to register with BIR

Mar 27, 2014 - 3:39 PM

BIR mandates the following requirements and procedures for self-employed individuals and professionals who are yet to register for tax filing

Self-employed: How to register with BIR

Doctor-patient consultation

Mar 14, 2014 - 8:45 AM

Examine your conscience to diagnose what really touched a nerve. Refresh your memory on the Hippocratic oath as often as needed.

Doctor-patient consultation

The taxes we pay

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:02 PM

Know the types of national and local taxes we have in the Philippines

The taxes we pay

BIR launches new ad vs doctors

Mar 13, 2014 - 12:48 AM

Around 36.9% of registered taxpayer doctors in Cebu and Davao declared less income tax dues than that of a public school teacher

BIR launches new ad vs doctors

OECD delivers new global standard to target tax cheats

Feb 23, 2014 - 12:21 PM

The measures proposed involve countries obtaining information from their financial institutions and exchanging the details automatically with other jurisdictions on an annual basis

OECD delivers new global standard to target tax cheats

Swiss banks scrambling to meet US deadline on bank secrecy

Dec 22, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Swiss banks have until the end of the year to decide whether to 'fess up to potential wrong-doing and hand over their files to US authorities, or take their chances outside the program.

Swiss banks scrambling to meet US deadline on bank secrecy

Australia PM moves to repeal climate tax

Nov 13, 2013 - 4:02 PM

Tony Abbott moves to abolish a carbon tax designed to combat climate change

Australia PM moves to repeal climate tax

BIR sues a retailer, 3 firms for tax evasion

Oct 24, 2013 - 4:18 PM

The tax bureau files charges against an infant clothes retailer, an engineering firm, a transportation company and a realty firm for non-payment of correct taxes

BIR sues a retailer, 3 firms for tax evasion

Obama's second term, sound and fury but few wins

Jul 14, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Big hopes of action on immigration, the economy and taxation are fading, meaning Obama's second term may be more about cementing gains of his first four years than adding to his legacy

Obama's second term, sound and fury but few wins

US Congress finally averts fiscal cliff

Jan 02, 2013 - 9:55 AM

(UPDATED) After bitter New Year brinksmanship, the US Congress finally backed a deal to avert a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and massive spending cuts that had threatened to unleash economic calamity

US Congress finally averts fiscal cliff

Drama in Washington as fiscal cliff looms

Dec 31, 2012 - 8:41 AM

Leaders in deeply polarized Washington groped Sunday, December 30, for a stop-gap deal to avert a fiscal calamity due to strike in a matter of hours and with potential to shock markets and spark global economic turmoil

Drama in Washington as fiscal cliff looms

Obama to Republicans: raise taxes on rich or no deal

Dec 05, 2012 - 8:28 AM

US President Barack Obama warned Republicans Tuesday, December 4, there would be no deal on averting a potentially disastrous fiscal crisis without them caving in to his demand to raise tax rates on the rich

Obama to Republicans: raise taxes on rich or no deal

The sins of our legislators

Oct 02, 2012 - 3:27 PM

We don’t need a code to decipher why many of our congressmen and senators are on the side of the tobacco companies

The sins of our legislators

If you love your country, pay your taxes - Henares

Sep 18, 2012 - 5:16 PM

Patriotism starts with paying the right taxes

If you love your country, pay your taxes - Henares

Aquino assured of Congress' support on sin tax reform bill - Abad

Mar 26, 2012 - 2:07 PM

DBM Secretary Florencio Abad said the administration is confident it has the “numbers in Congress” to get the measures passed

#CoronaTrial: Day 7

Jan 26, 2012 - 6:28 PM

Day 7: BIR chief continues testimony, reveals tax records of Corona daughters