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House committee pushes travel tax exemption for all OFW kids

Oct 12, 2017 - 5:24 PM

A bill seeks to amend the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995 to extend travel tax exemption to children of both solo and married OFW parents

Pacquiao wants to increase cigarette tax to P60 per pack

Oct 10, 2017 - 4:40 PM

The neophyte senator is confident he can defend his proposed tax measure in the Senate

EXCISE TAX. Senator Manny Pacquiao files a bill seeking to impose higher tax on cigarattes. Photo by Joseph Vidal

Recto: Keep DepEd P30-B budget to increase teachers' allowances

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto proposes a 'rechanneling' of the P30-billion budget that the House of Representatives realigned to fund the free tuition law

TEACHERS' ALLOWANCES. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#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

Redirecting TRAIN against inequality

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Channeling resources toward sectors and regions with many economically disconnected poor and low-income Filipinos will allow tax reform to bring about inclusive growth

Pernia wants changes in Senate version of tax reform bill

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:35 PM

There could be fewer infrastructure projects if the Senate version will be adopted, says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

ALMOST HALF. According to DOF estimates, the Senate's version of tax reform would only yield P59.9 billion in total incremental revenues. This is less than half of the P133.8 billion under the version approved by the House of Representatives in May. Rappler graphics

Gulf states say goodbye to tax-free reputation

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The 6 states are now taking austerity measures a step further with the plan to introduce value-added tax, ending their decades-old reputation for being tax havens

In this file photo, people shop at the Dubai Mall on June 1, 2016 in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. Marwan Naamani/AFP

Macron government cuts wealth taxes in first budget

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Ministers insist the 2018 budget will benefit both rich and poor after criticism from left-wing opponents about the slashing of a tax on financial investments

ECONOMY CHIEF. French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire sits next to head of French Parliament Finance Commission, Eric Woerth (R), before a hearing by the committee on finance, economy and budgetary control at the Palais Bourbon, the seat of the French National Assembly, in Paris on September 27, 2017. Philippe Lopez/AFP

Trump and Republicans roll out U.S. tax reform plan

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Trump dismisses the existing tax code as a 'relic' that impedes economic expansion, and calls the Republican plan 'the largest tax cut, essentially, in the history of our country'

TAX TALK. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and other congressional Republicans listen during a press event on tax reform September 27, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

ADB retains PH growth outlook, sees no signs of economy overheating

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The Asian Development Bank retains its forecast of 6.5% GDP growth for 2017 and 6.7% for 2018, while noting that infrastructure investment and receding inflation will fuel the economy

LIVE: House hearing on the alleged misuse of Ilocos Norte tobacco funds

Sep 25, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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EXPLAINER: Senate, House versions of the tax reform bill

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III hopes the new tax reform package can be implemented by January 1, 2018

TWO VERSIONS. Even if the Senate and House differ on how they want to restructure the country's tax system, they are being guided by one principle, which is to make taxes 'simpler, lower, and fairer' for Filipinos. All graphics by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

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Sep 22, 2017 - 1:18 PM

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Senate files version of tax reform bill seen to exempt 3.2 M Filipinos from income tax

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:23 PM

The Senate ways and means committee estimates that its version of the bill will earn the government P148 billion in revenue despite exempting an estimated 64% of workers from paying income tax

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:43 PM

Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe and EU finance ministers meeting in Estonia pledge to make sure the companies pay a fairer tax.

Is tax on volume-based, sugar-sweetened drinks good for our nutrition?

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:03 AM

While the proposed tax targets obesity and overweight it risks hurting those already susceptible to malnutrition

Tax on sugary drinks? Nutritionists say they help poor meet dietary needs

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Senator JV Ejercito suggests imposing the tax based on the drink s sugar content not volume

ANTI-POOR? A bill pending in Congress proposes to impose a P10 tax per liter of sugar sweetened beverage. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

#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

BIR files falsification, perjury complaints vs Richard Gutierrez

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:09 PM

The BIR files falsification and perjury charges against actor Richard Gutierrez on top of their tax evasion complaint against him in April 2017

RICHARD GUTIERREZ. The actor faces perjury and falsification raps from the Bureau of Internal Revenue. File photo shows Richard at the launch of the 5th season of the TV series 'It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

‘I have served the people well I gave my all and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact ’ says the social welfare secretary

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage as does the EU which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 11, 2017

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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BPOs 'safe' from tax reform, sugar-sweetened milk under deliberation

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says incentives for BPO companies will remain The fate of milk products in the proposed tax reform package however is still up in the air

Duterte gov't eyes taxes on coal

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:53 PM

As senators express concern about effects of higher fuel prices on basic commodities they ask the Department of Finance: Why not prioritize taxes on coal the dirtiest fuel instead of petroleum products?

COAL-FIRED POWERPLANT. The Duterte administration seeks to increase taxes on coal, considered the 'dirtiest' but cheapest power source. File photo

LIVE: Senate hearing on tax reform, 10 August 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 1:52 PM

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P1 billion aligned for poor families to be hit by proposed tax reform – DSWD

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This will be given in cash to 10 million poor households once the tax reform proposal is signed into law

CASH AID. Over P1 billion is allocated to aid poor families who will be affected by the proposed tax reform package. Malacañang photo

#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

Duterte to let Dominguez handle BIR infighting

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:02 AM

The President prefers to let Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez handle the mess saying he ll only step in if there is a compelling reason to do so

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) officers on the sidelines of the agency's 113th Founding Anniversary celebration at its national office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. Also in the photo is BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 3, 2017

Aug 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Higher auto taxes, poor mass transport a 'lose-lose situation' for the public

Aug 02, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Minahalan mo sasakyan di inayos mass transit kawawa dito commuters natin says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Duterte now 'open to amendments' on tax reform bill – senators

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:03 PM

The President accepted that the Senate will retain flexibility insofar as finally deciding the amounts of taxes Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says after legislators 3 hour meeting with the Chief Executive

TRO ON IMPLANTS. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno in appeal to lift the temporary restraining order on 2 brands of implant.

BIR-Del Monte tax issue: More questions than answers

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:01 PM

After two hearings Congress still has no adequate answers as to why the BIR accepted P65 4 million to settle 3 years of tax discrepancies valued at P8 7 billion

Ronaldo: 'What bothers people is my brilliance'

Aug 02, 2017 - 10:27 AM

The Real Madrid forward offers his own explanation for why he s being investigated over whether he has evaded paying millions in taxes

SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE. Cristiano Ronaldo tells a judge 'I am only here because my name is Cristiano Ronaldo.' Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Duterte warns Congress about 'new' ISIS plots in Mindanao

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:24 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte has also requested additional 20 000 soldiers in Mindanao

Malacañang file photo

Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo the highest paid sportsman is accused of evading 17 3 million in tax

Ronaldo appears in court over tax evasion claims

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:32 PM

Prosecutors accuse Ronaldo of having evaded 14 7 million euros 17 3 million in tax

Inaki Torres, head of communication at Gestifute, the agency which represents Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) leaves following a press point after Ronaldo appeared before a court in Pozuelo de Alarcon, a wealthy suburb of Madrid, on July 31, 2017 to answer on 4 counts of tax evasion of 14.7 million euro ($16.5m). Photo by Gerard Julien/AFP

Europe battles Google News over 'snippet tax' proposal

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

The so called snippet tax proposal is only one of several components of a major EU draft law intended to update European copyright law in the digital age

GOOGLE. A Google logo and Android statue are seen at the Googleplex in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

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Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Senators set to grill gov't agencies on underspending

Jul 27, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says the issue of government underspending is crucial in the Senate debates on the tax reform bill

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Senators worry over Angara's reelection: 'Baka ma-Recto siya'

Jul 26, 2017 - 5:59 PM

The Senate is set to constitute a committee of the whole to discuss the controversial tax reform bill with the country s economic managers

Photo from Office of the Senate President

Angara urges BIR to consider settlement of tax fraud cases

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The Bureau of Internal Revenue should be practical says the senator since collecting dues is more important than long legal battles

Legarda defends Angara over tax reform bill

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:20 PM

It s not Sonny s job singly or it s not his fault at all that we seem slow And we are not slow He s been hearing it says Senator Loren Legarda after the President zeroed in on Senator Juan Edgardo Angara

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

'Maintain independence,' Nene Pimentel tells senators

Jul 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

I would suggest to the Senate – there are 24 sovereignties in the Senate you cannot dictate to the senators that s my experience – to act in accordance with their perception of what is best for the people

Senate file photo

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte s second State of the Nation Address

SONA 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before members of Congress on July 24, 2017. Malacañang photo

Duterte wants Senate to pass tax reform in full, zeroes in on Angara

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The President tells Senator Angara to watch out in the elections after noticing the legislator did not clap on his request for the passage of the tax reform bill

'WATCH OUT.' Senator Sonny Angara chuckles after President Rodrigo Duterte calls him out for not clapping during the SONA. Photo by Rappler

Duterte accepts Mighty Corp's P25-B tax settlement offer

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:54 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says the money will fund rebuilding efforts in war torn Marawi and also in Ormoc City which was struck by a strong earthquake

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says I have no idea Pine pray over ko pa

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Imee Marcos ‘prostituting the Constitution' in tobacco funds probe – Umali

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Representative Reynaldo Umali says the Ilocos Norte governor engages in forum shopping by urging the SC to take over the case of detained provincial executives

HOUSE DEFENDER. Justice committee chairperson and Representative Reynaldo Umali calls for a press conference on July 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Philippine Tax Academy set to open in 2018

Jul 16, 2017 - 10:25 PM

The curriculum will include technical aspects of tax collection administration and compliance

TAX ACADEMY. The Republic Act (RA) 10143 – which was signed into law 7 years ago – enables the government to build such learning institution. Rappler file image

What's been happening to Jeane Napoles' case at tax appeals court?

Jul 15, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The Court of Tax Appeals dismisses Jeane s petition for review though the Napoles daughter claims she has new evidence to present

TAX EVASION. Jeane Catherine Napoles is on trial for tax evasion at the Court of Tax Appeals.