Rappler's latest stories on tax reform law
NEDA Acting Secretary Karl Chua says the comprehensive tax reform measures pending at the Senate should be passed to support the coronavirus war chest. But these reforms will not increase government revenue.
'Please don’t try to mediate,' Senator Pia Cayetano, chair of the ways and means committee, tells fellow senators. 'Resolve the jurisdictional issue.'
President Rodrigo Duterte's certification allows the Senate to pass the bill on 2nd and 3rd readings on the same day
With the coronavirus crisis, Philippine Economic Zone Authority chief Charito Plaza finds an opening to appeal against the Citira bill anew
The Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board changes its tune after a 'cordial' meeting and now backs the bill seeking to rationalize tax perks
A total of 170 members of the House of Representatives vote in favor of the Duterte administration's 2nd tax reform package
Many other things could make or break our country’s attractiveness to investors. Citira's stricter investment incentives may be the least of our worries.
Finance Undersecretary Karl Chua says the surge in investment pledges in the 1st half of 2019 refutes claims of critics of the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act
The House of Representatives approves the Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (Citira) on 2nd reading
House committee on ways and means chair Joey Salceda is expected to sponsor the Trabaho bill for 2nd reading on the same day his panel approves it
Keep in mind that a number of lawmakers seeking reelection today advocated for the TRAIN law or otherwise helped push it forward
'Siyempre gustong gamitin yan ng ibang partido o indibidwal for political benefit,' says reelectionist Senator Juan Edgardo Angara
'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
Reelectionist Senator JV Ejercito, who voted for tax reform in 2017, also calls for the law's review
The tax exemption is part of the tax reform law signed in December 2017
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the new rules on interest penalty under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the changes to allowable deductions under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
The Philippine Tax Whiz consolidates all the new alphanumeric tax codes (ATCs) under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
The Philippine Tax Whiz discusses the changes in documentary stamp tax rates under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
Are exporters required to pay value-added tax? The Philippine Tax Whiz explains.
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
Tax expert Mon Abrea gives his unsolicited advice to the government on how to implement genuine tax reform
Senator Juan Edgardo 'Sonny' Angara pushes for remedial measures to cushion the impact of the Duterte administration's tax reform law
Finance Assistant Secretary Tony Lambino says the Trabaho bill would convince more firms to expand due to additional incentives, contrary to views of business groups
Senator Grace Poe says the Duterte administration failed to deliver promises that were supposed to cushion the impact of the TRAIN law
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte is implementing this in a bid to ease inflation and 'allow the public to manage their finances better'
Rappler talks to Chito Zaldarriaga, president of the Philippine Ecozones Association, about their take on the Duterte administration's second tax reform package
The Department of Labor and Employment warns that the industry and services sector would take a hit should the Trabaho bill push through
'Contrary to the wrong information spreading online, the Trabaho bill will not remove the VAT and customs duties exemption on the publication, sale, and importation of books,' says the Department of Finance
(UPDATED) But opposition lawmakers vote no to the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities bill, arguing it would lead to job losses
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo herself is present at the plenary to ensure the approval of the tax reform measure
'The tax reform measures being put forth will reverse the progress...attained thus far,' says the Philippine Ecozones Association
Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua says over 97,000 small and medium enterprises can expand their businesses and generate more jobs due to lower taxes
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says they have to assess how the implementation of the tax reform law should proceed in 2019, given the 'slow' pace of measures to help the poor
Watch the hearing live on Thursday, August 16
Rappler talks to tax expert Mon Abrea about the opportunities and threats under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV says those who need subsidy exceed the 10 million projected under the budget department
Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua says the government would lose P62 billion in revenue upon the implementation of the proposal in 2021
The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines also says cutting corporate tax incentives would lead to the closure of some hospitals
Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua says underperforming private schools are very profitable and enjoy tax perks
Economic managers aim to cut corporate taxes and push for a simpler fiscal incentive scheme, so what's stopping them? Two Goliaths: politics and money.
The agencies warn that the 2nd tranche of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law might spook investors and may even be unconstitutional
Bolang kristal ba ang kinonsulta ng mga ekonomista ni Duterte?
The Philippine Tax Whiz explains the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law on the prices of automobiles
Aside from the government's jeepney phaseout program, the groups will also protest rising fuel prices caused by the TRAIN law
Women's rights group Oriang says poor women suffer the most under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law
The Philippine Tax Whiz lets us know about provisions in the TRAIN law meant to help the poorest of the population
'We must stay the course,' the economic managers say in a joint statement as they defended the tax reform law as crucial to progress
Step down from your ivory tower and embrace reality – the reality of the shrinking peso, in the truest meaning of the word
Higher inflation, coupled with the forthcoming 2019 midterm election, has suddenly turned TRAIN into a political hot potato