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Technicality gets Dionisia Pacquiao off the hook in P1.39-M tax case

Jul 17, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals says there is no proof that a certain Analyn Abrera was authorized to receive the notice about Dionisia Pacquiao's tax case on her behalf

OFF THE HOOK. Dionisia Pacquaio is off the hook in a P1.39 million tax case. File photo by Josh Villanueva

France passes law taxing digital giants in defiance of U.S. anger

Jul 11, 2019 - 6:26 PM

The legislation – dubbed the GAFA tax – an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – is passed by a simple show of hands in the Senate upper house after previously being passed by the National Assembly lower chamber

GAFA TAX. This combination of pictures shows the logos of the GAFA's, named after Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, displayed on a tablet in Paris, on February 18, 2019. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

U.S. launches probe of France's planned tech giants tax

Jul 11, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The probe into unfair trade practices could pave the way for Washington to impose punitive tariffs – something Trump has done repeatedly since taking office.

TECH GIANT TAX PROBE. US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Filing of returns for withholding tax

Jul 10, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers which form you should use for withholding tax

San Juan City fails to impose P736M in taxes on businesses

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:39 PM

The Commission on Audit says the city treasurer's office under-collects from 8 big corporate taxpayers

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Business style in official receipts

Jul 04, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers what 'business style' refers to in official receipts

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Top questions on tax amnesty

Jun 26, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Still confused about tax amnesty? The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the most frequently asked questions.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I avail of estate tax amnesty?

Jun 12, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses how you can finally transfer those long-overdue properties

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Handling books of accounts

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the guidelines for handling books of accounts

Senate approves higher taxes on cigarettes, tobacco products

Jun 03, 2019 - 8:55 PM

The bill proposes a starting tax rate of P45 in 2020, followed by a series of annual P5 increases until the rate reaches P60 in 2023

Rappler file photo

#AskTheTaxWhiz: What does it mean to be a top withholding agent?

May 29, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers the questions of a top withholding agent

Duterte certifies as urgent bill on higher tobacco tax

May 28, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The certification of Senate Bill No. 2233 as urgent allows the Senate to pass the measure on second and third and final reading on the same day

Angara sponsors bill seeking to increase tobacco taxes

May 27, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The Senate ways and means committee report proposes a starting tax rate of P45 per cigarette pack in 2020, followed by a series of annual P5 increases until the rate reaches P60 in 2023

RISKS. WHO says long-term testing on heated tobacco was non-existent and voiced concern that promoting the products would ultimately see less people quit smoking. Rappler file photo

#AskTheTaxWhiz: What are the quarterly income tax returns?

May 22, 2019 - 7:50 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses why the 1st quarter ITR is important

‘Zero vote:’ Youth groups slam Imee Marcos’ dishonesty

May 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The groups ask fellow voters to exert an effort to reach other electorates and educate them about the characteristics leaders must possess

TWO FACES. Various youth groups call on Filipinos not to vote for Imee Marcos at the "Zero Votes for Imee Marcos" unity declaration event in Quezon City on Monday, May 6. Photo by Kurt Dela Peña/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I avail of the tax amnesty on delinquencies?

May 01, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the process for the tax amnesty on delinquencies, including the forms to use

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Documentary requirements for VAT-exempt medicines

Apr 26, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the documentary requirements for VAT-exempt medicines

[ANALYSIS] How the TRAIN law worsened poverty, inequality

Apr 25, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward

#AskTheTaxWhiz: I missed the ITR filing deadline! What do I do next?

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses what to do next if you missed the April 15 deadline for filing income tax returns

BIR's April 15 deadline stays, no extension for taxpayers

Apr 14, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The deadline for filing income tax returns is Monday, April 15. Those who will not be able to pay on Monday will face penalties.

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Taking on the #April15Challenge

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz tells taxpayers what they need to know about filing income tax returns, which are due on Monday, April 15

Roxas suggests adding tax incentives for BPO companies to train workers

Apr 12, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Incentives will help the BPO industry keep up with present-day challenges, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, says the senatorial candidate

BPO PROSPECTS. Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas talks to BPO workers in a forum in Quezon City on April 11, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: How do I file my returns and pay my taxes?

Apr 10, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the different methods for filing returns and paying taxes

New scheme: Cigarette tax stamps traded for sardines, noodles

Apr 09, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue discovers a new scheme by illicit tobacco traders: offering sardines or a pack of noodles in exchange for tax stamps

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Income tax return filing for corporations

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:55 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new forms for corporations and when they should file their income tax returns

Rappler’s Maria Ressa pleads not guilty in 4 tax cases

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:15 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa pleads not guilty to 4 tax-related charges in her arraignment at the Court of Tax Appeals

NOT GUILTY PLEA. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa speak to media outside the Court of Tax Appeals on April 3, 2019. Photo by Beth Frondoso/Rappler

In Cebu, Serge Osmeña hits part of TRAIN law before Angara

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Senatorial candidate Sergio Osmeña III says he will move to scrap the fuel excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law

BROTHERS. Senatorial bet Sergio Osmena III joins his brother Tomas, who is the reelectionist Cebu City mayor, at the proclamation party of the regional party BOPK. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Should I use BIR Form No. 1701 or 1701A?

Mar 27, 2019 - 4:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses when to use the new BIR Form Nos. 1701 and 1701A

Maria Ressa set to be arraigned for 4 cases at tax court

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Ressa’s arraignment is scheduled on April 3

TAX CASES. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa is set to be arraigned for 4 counts of tax violations at the Court of Tax Appeals on April 3, 2019. Photo by Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Income tax return for employees

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Who are qualified for substituted filing? Find out from the Philippine Tax Whiz!

3 apps to help you prepare your taxes this coming tax month

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

Cut the time it takes to prepare your tax returns this April with apps that automate the process

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal/Rappler


UAE regrets inclusion in EU tax blacklist

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:02 PM

'This inclusion was made despite the UAE's close cooperation with the EU on this issue and ongoing efforts to fulfil all the EU's requirements,' an official statement says

UAE. A general view of cranes at a construction site with the world's tallest tower Burj Khalifa (background) in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on March 11, 2019. Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Can I start a business without official receipts?

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses a way to start businesses without official receipts

As fuel prices rise, Angara says TRAIN law 'benefitted millions of families'

Mar 13, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'Siyempre gustong gamitin yan ng ibang partido o indibidwal for political benefit,' says reelectionist Senator Juan Edgardo Angara

Reelectionists Grace Poe holds a rally together with Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Kiko Pimentel, Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, and Chiz Escudero at Tondo, Manila on February 13, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

EU expands tax blacklist to 15 countries, including UAE

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:20 PM

Italy has long resisted the addition of the UAE. The Middle East powerhouse has recently made significant investments in the economically troubled European country.

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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax amnesty on delinquencies

Mar 06, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz breaks down the tax amnesty on delinquencies

France unveils new tax for global internet giants

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism

Macalintal, Tañada challenge Angara: Explain why you pushed for TRAIN

Mar 05, 2019 - 5:55 PM

'Kung ito'y magandang batas, dapat sana hinaharap kayo ni Senator Angara, 'di ba?' Otso Diretso candidate Romy Macalintal tells the crowd at a campaign event

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senate bets say no to oil deregulation, fuel excise tax hike

Mar 03, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, who voted for tax reform in 2017, also calls for the law's review

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Majority of Filipinos support stricter tobacco control laws – Pulse Asia

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Survey results show 9 out of 10 Filipinos support increasing the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 25 and prohibiting smoking in public places

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, a Department of Health employee pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about estate tax amnesty

Feb 28, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the provisions of the recently passed estate tax amnesty

Shakira to be questioned in June over alleged tax fraud

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:05 PM

A statement from the high court of Catalonia says the singer has been summoned to appear on June 12 before a judge in Esplugues de Llobregat

Senatorial bets hit TRAIN law, fuel excise tax

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:17 AM

As fuel serves as a key component in production of goods, a number of senatorial candidates called for a repeal in the fuel excise tax law

A gasoline attendant fills up a passengers jeepney with fuel at a gas station in Commonwealth Ave in Quezon City on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Oil firms earlier in the day hike prices of diesel by P1.00 per liter and gasoline by P1.10 per liter. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New tax amnesty law has no spirit, says expert

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:35 PM

For tax expert Mon Abrea, President Rodrigo Duterte should have thrown out the tax amnesty law completely, as it is now unable to execute its main goals

Duterte vetoes 'overgenerous' general tax amnesty

Feb 18, 2019 - 5:10 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte vetoes the general tax amnesty provision of Republic Act No. 11213, which would have provided relief to people who failed to pay correct taxes

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Filing ITRs for individuals

Feb 15, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new Bureau of Internal Revenue form for individuals' income tax returns

Tax court denies Maria Ressa appeal, to proceed with trial

Feb 15, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals says the motion to quash filed by Rappler Holdings and Ressa is moot as the Department of Justice already denied their appeal

Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa posts bail inside the Manila RTC branch 46 on February 14, 2019, after her arrest for cybercrime raps. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOF urges lawmakers to speed up alcohol excise tax hike

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:55 PM

While both tobacco and alcohol saw excise tax hikes back in 2012, the Department of Finance says alcohol lags behind in revenue contribution

Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Committee on Ways & means, together with Senator Manny Pacquiao, listen to resource persons during the public hearing on the proposed measure increasing the excise tax rates on alcohol products. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB  Senator Sonny Angara, chair of the Committee on Ways & means, together with Senator Manny Pacquiao, listen to resource persons during the public hearing on the proposed measure increasing the excise tax rates on alcohol products. Photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Do candidates pay taxes for campaign expenses?

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippine Tax Whiz tells us when political contributions and campaign expenses are taxable

BIR sets higher collection goal in 2019 after missing 2018 target

Feb 01, 2019 - 5:17 PM

The BIR targets to collect P2.33 trillion in 2019 – an amount 14% higher than last year’s goal of P2.044 trillion