House committee on ways and means - updates

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ARTICLE FINDER

No more lifting of VAT exemptions for cooperatives

May 24, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez agrees to retain the VAT exemptions for cooperatives in the proposed tax reform package at the request of party list representatives

TAX REFORM. An amendment to the comprehensive tax reform package is expected to be introduced at the plenary following the decision of the House leadership to retain the VAT exemption on cooperatives. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Higher loan interest rates if VAT exemptions for coops lifted – lawmaker

May 22, 2017 - 5:40 PM

House committee on cooperative development chairperson Rico Geron says he will oppose the tax reform package if it will include the removal of the VAT exemptions for cooperatives

PRO-COOPS. Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines Representative Rico Geron opposes the proposal to take out the VAT exemption on cooperatives. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Finance officials school Alvarez on non-taxation of tuition

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:44 PM

UPDATED DOF Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and BIR Commissioner Cesar Dulay explain that religious institutions are only taxed for their revenue from commercial activities not tuition

TAX RULES. Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III appears before the House committee on ways and means on March 6. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Low-income earners shoulder 72% of tax burden – DOF

Feb 27, 2017 - 9:45 PM

High income earners shoulder only 28 4 of the tax burden and it has a bigger gap between the taxes they owe government and the amount actually collected from them

Job applicants queue up at a counter for job vacancies offered by different local companies during a job fair at a mall in Manila on October 27, 2010. The Philippines is creating more jobs but too many skilled people are still unable to find work, economic planning minister said. Unemployment eased to 6.9 percent in July as an improving economy opened up more jobs, mostly in the farm sector, the government reported a day earlier. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Teachers disrupt House hearing, protest DOF tax proposal

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers NCR Union tag the DOF s tax reform package as anti poor

PROTEST. Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers NCR Union protest the Department of Finance's tax reform package, calling it anti-poor. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House approves bill that removes uniform cigarette tax

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The House of Representatives passes the bill despite opposition from the Department of Finance

PASSED. The House of Representatives gives its nod to House Bill Number 4144 on December 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House okays 2-tier cigarette tax bill on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2016 - 7:50 PM

House ways and means panel chair Dakila Cua says HB 4144 if passed into law would generate additional P14 billion in government revenue

ONE MORE STEP. HB 4144 hurdles its second reading at the House of Representatives. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOF: Bill imposing 2-tier tax on cigarettes won't benefit farmers

Dec 06, 2016 - 4:18 PM

The House committee on ways and means approves HB 4144 after only two committee deliberations

PASSED THE COMMITTEE LEVEL. The House ways and means committee approves HB Number 4144 on December 5.

6 bills passed on final reading as House adjourns session

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas commends his colleagues for a truly productive session The House of Representatives resumes session on November 7

SESSION ADJOURNED. The House of Representative adjourns session on October 19. Session resumes on November 7. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel wants tax reform bill passed mid-2017

Oct 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM

The House committee on ways and means meets with the Department of Finance to discuss possible changes to the anti poor measures under the proposed tax reform package

TAX REFORM. House committee on ways and means chairperson Dakila Cua leads the panel tackling the DOF's proposed tax reform package. Photo by Rappler

DOF reform unit: Inefficient or victim of politics?

Jan 26, 2016 - 10:43 PM

The House Committee on Ways and Means holds an inquiry on the removal of 7 former generals tasked to improve revenue collections

SMEARED INTEGRITY. For decades, the Bureau of Customs has been regarded as one of the most corrupt government agencies in the Philippines.