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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Social mitigating measures of tax reform law

Jun 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz lets us know about provisions in the TRAIN law meant to help the poorest of the population

#AskTheTaxWhiz: ITR filing deadline in April 2018 and more

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers taxpayers' key questions on the filing of annual income tax returns

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Withholding tax

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about withholding tax following the implementation of the tax reform law

#AskTheTaxWhiz: The BIR's revenue target for 2018

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'With income tax collections expected to drop due to the implementation of TRAIN, this year will be extra challenging for the Bureau of Internal Revenue'

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will I qualify for the 8% flat tax rate on gross sales?

Feb 11, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz lists down the criteria which self-employed individuals or professionals must meet to qualify for the 8% flat tax rate

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Have you received your ITR?

Jan 31, 2018 - 10:35 AM

The Philippine Tax Whiz reminds employers that they should release BIR Form 2316 to employees by Wednesday, January 31

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Beauty comes with a price, plus tax

Jan 28, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions on the new excise tax on cosmetic surgery

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 questions about the tax reform law

Jan 17, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains what the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law is all about

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will small businesses benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a flat tax rate based on gross for small businesses

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will employees benefit from TRAIN?

Nov 17, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz proposes a salary tax exclusive to employees

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Advice on tax reform for our lawmakers

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz gives his comments on Senate Bill 1592 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), and his advice for lawmakers before their bicameral conference

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you afraid of the BIR?

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz explains why taxpayers should not be afraid of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is there still corruption in the BIR?

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz shares his assessment of how the Bureau of Internal Revenue performed during its first year under Commissioner Caesar Dulay

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay on the sidelines of BIR's 113th Founding Anniversary celebration at the agency's national office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about the Seal of Honesty Certification Program

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the frequently asked questions regarding the program which seeks to uphold honesty in paying taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How can I pay the right taxes? [Part 1]

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses how you can pay the right taxes without penalties and compromises

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you a tax evader? [Part 2]

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz tells non compliant taxpayers about the consequences of not paying the right taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are you a tax evader? [Part 1]

Jun 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz warns taxpayers about the grounds for a tax evasion case

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How can we collect the right taxes?

May 12, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the key areas for reform to help the government collect the right taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Where can I get information on taxes?

Apr 19, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz provides various sources of reliable and accessible tax information

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about filing income tax returns

Apr 06, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers taxpayers key questions and reminds the public that the deadline has been moved from April 15 to April 17

PAYING TAXES. Taxpayers line up at the Quezon City Hall. File photo from QC Public Affairs and Information Services Office

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is the proposed tax reform package really pro-poor?

Feb 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz shares what the public must know about the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion TRAIN bill

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax on Valentine's?

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about donor s tax sending gifts to loved ones through balikbayan boxes and value added tax

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Miss Universe, confidently beautiful and tax-exempt?

Jan 30, 2017 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Will winners in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant be required to pay taxes? How about the pageant s organizers? The Tax Whiz fills us in

#AskTheTaxWhiz: BIR deadlines to remember for January

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz also answers questions on business permit renewal

#AskTheTaxWhiz: 5 big lies about the BIR audit

Dec 19, 2016 - 1:20 PM

The Tax Whiz gives us the lowdown on the audit conducted by the Bureau of Internal Revenue on taxpayers accounts

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 common violations of startups

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:20 PM

The Tax Whiz sums up the most common violations of startups and the corresponding penalties

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top 10 frequently asked tax questions by startups

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The Tax Whiz tackles everything entrepreneurs need to know about taxes including whether taxes are due even if a company is unprofitable local business taxes and important deadlines

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax frustrations voiced online

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The Tax Whiz answers questions from social media users on several issues such as BIR audits and proposed tax reforms

#AskTheTaxWhiz: The BIR's RATE for tax evaders

Sep 04, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Tax Whiz explains RATE the government s program to catch and punish tax evaders

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Is there tax on prizes for our sports heroes?

Aug 22, 2016 - 6:30 PM

A reader asks if sporting icons like Manny Pacquiao and Hidilyn Diaz get tax exemptions and if winners of local tournaments need to pay tax on their prizes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: What if my employer doesn’t pay my income taxes?

Aug 13, 2016 - 10:00 AM

A graphic designer s employer doesn’t withhold his taxes He wonders if that makes him liable for tax evasion

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How to get authority to issue proper BIR receipts

Aug 08, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A frustrated business owner details the confusing steps SMEs dealing with the BIR go through

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax amnesty and holiday the way forward?

Aug 02, 2016 - 4:10 PM

The Tax Whiz breaks down the difference between a tax amnesty and a tax holiday while also clearing up tax issues from the last election

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Can we really stop corruption in BIR?

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Tax expert Mon Abrea shares his view on the long time issue of corruption in the Bureau of Internal Revenue

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Advice for Duterte’s first 100 days

May 20, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Tax expert Mon Abrea gives president elect Rodrigo Duterte advice on how to hit the ground running on genuine tax reform and possible choices for BIR and BOC chiefs

#AskTheTaxWhiz: An open letter to taxpaying voters

May 07, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Who among the 5 presidential candidates genuinely pushes for a simple fair and equitable tax system?

PRESIDENTIABLES. From left to right: VP Jejomar Binay, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Grace Poe and Mar Roxas.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Checklist when filing income tax returns

Apr 09, 2016 - 1:38 PM

A former BIR examiner lists down requirements when filing income tax returns by April 15

DEADLINE WORRIES. With about a week left before the deadline of filing income tax returns, Mon Abrea answers some tax concerns. Illustration by Mara Mercado/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Ins and outs of filing income tax returns

Mar 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

As the BIR s April 15 deadline draws near a reader raises frequently asked questions about ITRs exemptions and deductible expenses

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How passive income is better than compensation income

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Learn more about taxes on documents new rules for financial statements and how being an entrepreneur or investing means being taxed less in the long run

HABIT. People often go back to their usual habit of living paycheck to paycheck because they do not follow a saving plan. Shutterstock photo

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How millennials can revolutionize the tax system

Feb 23, 2016 - 2:00 PM

What should I do to get started on formal taxes? Can the youth be catalysts for genuine tax reform?

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I renew my business permit?

Jan 17, 2016 - 4:30 PM

A former BIR examiner explains business permit renewal and how to watch out for fixers

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are campaign expenses taxed?

Jan 06, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Are politicians exempt from paying income tax? Are big campaign donors also big taxpayers?

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Filing income tax returns

Jan 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

A former BIR examiner explains the filing of income tax returns – from paying hefty penalties to starting new businesses

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax incentives for ‘quality’ movies and Miss Universe?

Dec 29, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Do films like ‘Honor thy Father’ get tax breaks? What can newly crowned Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach expect to pay in local taxes?

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Why will I vote for Binay?

Oct 24, 2015 - 3:31 PM

We need a leader who has the political will to push forward the tax reform bills in Congress and start overhauling our outdated and overly burdensome tax code

PUSH TAX REFORM. 'If Vice President Jejomar Binay will push for genuine tax reform as his priority bill, I will vote for him as the next Philippine president,' Jejomar Binay says

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How can we make Aquino listen to our tax woes?

Oct 15, 2015 - 6:30 PM

A reader asks whether we can still trust Daang Matuwid and what are the legal ways to avoid taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Why push for tax reform?

Oct 04, 2015 - 9:12 AM

A diehard fan asks what s in it for fellow AlDub fans if they support the clamor for tax reform

#TaxReformNow

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Are OFWs required to file income tax returns?

Sep 19, 2015 - 9:00 AM

A child of an OFW asks about the family s tax related dilemmas

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How are withholding taxes computed?

Jul 20, 2015 - 4:00 PM

And are all 13th month pay and bonuses exempted from income tax starting this year?

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How much 'SOP' should a taxpayer pay? (Part 2)

Jun 04, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Mr Tax Whiz tells ignorant taxpayer that bribing BIR examiners is wrong Not paying the right taxes is even worse