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Is Duterte’s TRAIN Law Veto Bad News For Foreign Investments in PH?

Officials and experts grapple with some of the tough questions at a forum on the new tax law

As euphoria over the relatively quick passage and approval of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law in December 2017 give way to the mundane business of complying with its numerous and complex provisions, key questions are emerging on the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | February 28, 2018 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: The 3 common mistakes every startup business must avoid

Or make it more costly for you to start your dream venture.

Q: I have recently retired from the corporate world and was planning to start a small business. Hopefully, the income from the business can help supplement my current income from retirement.  What are the things that I need to watch out for ...

by Henry C. Ong  | June 28, 2016 08:00:00
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Here's your guide to beat the April 15 income tax filing deadline

Bookmark this page to read articles on the eh, dreaded deadline.

(UPDATED) April means two things for most Filipinos: summer and tax season.As the deadline for tax filing looms, most entrepreneurs and professionals are still cramming the necessary documents for the April 15 filing.Entrepreneur Philippines these collated articles from the archives to help you ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 04, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, April 1: VAT exemptions, benefits for PWDs, kin approved

Plus, casino operator hands over money; IKEA founder turns 90; Cebu Pacific income up by 400%; PLDT invests $5M in Matrixx Software.

PWDs and kins now VAT-exemptedFamily members and relatives of persons with disabilities (PWDs) stand to benefit from Republic Act No. 10754, which President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III signed into law last week. The law exempts PWDs from the 12% VAT (value added ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 01, 2016 08:00:00
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Financial Adviser: What is value added tax?

Know how value added tax works and what you should look out for as a business owner.

Q: I have a retail startup that I plan to incorporate and register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). My friend advised me that once my business is registered, I will be liable for Value Added Tax (VAT). How does VAT ...

by Henry Ong  | March 29, 2016 09:00:00
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What\\\'s the difference between a sales invoice and an official receipt?

Know when to correctly issue an official receipt or a sales invoice.

Q: What is the difference between a sales invoice and an official receipt?A: Sale invoice is used if you sell merchandise/goods. Official receipts for services. Both documents can also be used together. Official Receipt can be issued upon collection of payment from ...

by Henry Ong  | January 22, 2013 03:00:00
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What are the taxes imposed on a retail business?

Henry Ong says retail businesses are liable to pay VAT and income tax

Q: In retail, what taxes should I be paying and would you recommend getting a bookkeeper?  A: Retail business is essentially trading of goods. You buy goods from supplier, mark up the purchase cost and sell it at a profit.Under this situation, ...

by Henry C. Ong  | April 16, 2012 07:00:00