Tag: BIR

BIR relaxes property transfer requirements

November 3, 2016

November 2, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — Property transfers just got easier with the Bureau of Internal Revenue removing the need to present proof that taxes were paid for acquiring the land for the first time. Under Revenue Memorandum Circular 105-2016, submission of a copy of certificate authorizing registration (CAR) “shall no longer be required” on […]

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Yes, New Taxes 3: A reform program for the new administration

May 23, 2016

INTROSPECTIVE by Romeo L. Bernardo (Business World Online) May 22, 2016   In two earlier columns (“Yes, New Taxes”, 1 February 2016, and “Low Hanging Fruit”, 29 February 2016), I pushed for comprehensive tax reform to make the system fairer, yield more for infrastructure financing, and, at the same time, simplify for ease in compliance […]

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Equitable taxation

April 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 1, 2013   After her speech in a forum of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), BIR chief Kim Henares was asked by a reporter from ANC what she thought about promises of candidates to bring down tax rates. Kim’s response highlighted the need […]

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It’s time

February 4, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) February 4, 2016   I’d like to say goodbye to Dondon (Cayetano Paderanga Jr.), a gentle, intelligent man of ultimate kindness. We’ll miss him greatly. * * * After my column last week, I got a call from Customs Commissioner Bert Lina. He said the Bureau […]

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Yes, new taxes!

February 1, 2016

Introspective by Romeo Bernardo (Business World) January 31, 2016   In 2009-2010, one of then Senator Benigno S. C. Aquino III’s campaign promises was “no new taxes” — a promise his administration kept only technically. And thankfully so, as “new taxes” were needed in 2010, and as I will discuss at the end of this column, […]

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Aquino can do it

January 28, 2016

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 28, 2016   (Second of two parts) I’m not giving up. I would like President Aquino to take this message as intended and spend the next five months correcting these deficiencies. If he ignores it, it will be left as a negative legacy of his administration. […]

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A tax revolution

April 16, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) April 16, 2015   “Dare to go where no man has gone before.” That’s leadership, and President Benigno Aquino III has shown it in putting honesty at the forefront of his administration. Several very influential (and hence, previously untouchable) people have been prosecuted. But progress has […]

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Give unto Cesar what Kim says

April 15, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 15, 2015   The taxwoman cometh and she wants us to pay up our share of this government’s expenses today. There was a time when the tax forms were simple enough so that I could do my own return in one weekend. Not anymore! I […]

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Andrew Tan raises tax equity issue

April 22, 2013

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 22, 2013   Megaworld founder Andrew Tan has complained he paid more taxes than the President’s sister but was ignored in the top taxpayers list released by the BIR. Tan, the chairman of Alliance Global (AGI) and Megaworld, claims to have paid P60.1 million in […]

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Big Data to flush out tax evaders

April 8, 2013

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) April 8, 2013   We have come to the point when everything we do is somehow recorded somewhere. It is now possible to trace money movements some of us thought were private. Just ask Imee! Actually, private companies, notably those in consumer marketing, have been mining […]

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