Tag: VAT

Economists: Senate’s diluted tax package can’t help poor

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 An advocacy group for good economic governance has appealed to the Senate to reassess its stance on fuel taxes and other tax exemptions in order to preserve the revenue and infrastructure goals of the Duterte administration. In a press statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) aired concern that the revenue projection […]

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Categories: FEF / FEF Press Release / News

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Focus on taxing the rich

September 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 22, 2016   A trial balloon was set off last week to see what the public reaction will be if they removed the VAT exemption of senior citizens. My reaction is simple: you guys have to be kidding! I realize that we need new fund […]

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Categories: Boo Chanco / Opinion

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Towards an equitable tax system

September 1, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) August 19, 2016   Fixing tax systems to make them more equitable seems to be an unattainable dream. There are too many vested interests already entrenched in today’s governments that will keep the common man screwed. Still, one cannot help but feel hopeful at the news […]

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It can be win-win

October 29, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) October 29, 2015   Last week I said I’d discuss the tax issue some more. A promise is a promise, so here goes. I believe a crucial aspect of any tax change shouldn’t result in the government getting less. Oh, I know we can question how […]

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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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Categories: Economics / Opinion / Peter Wallace

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