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Month: April 2017

Skill-Power Institute, Inc. Commencement Speech

Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat lalo na sa pamunuan ng Skill-Power Institute, mga kapwa ko guro, at sa isa sa mga nirerespeto at hinahangaan kong guro sa San Beda College na naging daan para ako po ay makasama nyo ngayong hapon. Maraming salamat Prof. Cadz Malbarosa. I’m wondering what all of you are expecting […]

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Tax Komiks: VAT Ganun? “Bakit Ako May Tax?” #AskTheTaxWhiz

This is a question that most of our countrymen have in mind. The Tax Komiks is a guide that provides basic and necessary knowledge of the process of registration of businesses and its accompanying taxes. This is to empower business owners, especially MSMEs, and individuals alike to be compliant and responsible to further promote the […]

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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Where can I get information on taxes?

The Philippine Tax Whiz provides various sources of reliable and accessible tax information.   There are a lot of websites, blogs, and social media accounts talking about taxes. Can you recommend possible sources accessible online? We have been victimized by fake and old news shared via social media. I understand your dilemma as we have experienced the […]

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Public urged to push tax reforms

Time and again, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been tagged as one of the most corrupt institutions in the country. Despite BIR Commissioner Billy Dulay’s efforts to stop corruption, bribery seems to be a convenient choice for both taxpayers and examiners, especially with the high tax rates and low salary of our examiners. […]

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Tax Guide for Small Businesses

Through the efforts of the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines and in partnership with BIR and DTI, the Tax Guide for Small Businesses presents a more detailed reference for startups and small businesses who may not have accountants to help them comply with BIR requirements especially in accomplishing tax returns. This will surely […]

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Filing of Income Tax Returns by Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBE) Taxpayers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) released a memorandum dated April 5, 2017 in line with the deadline of filing of annual income tax returns (ITR) on April 17. “It is hereby advised however, that tax returns to be filed by the taxpayers claiming to be covered by BMBE shall be accepted whether taxes are […]

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#AskTheTaxWhiz: All about filing income tax returns

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers taxpayers’ key questions and reminds the public that the deadline has been moved from April 15 to April 17. Since the original April 15 deadline for filing income tax returns (ITRs) falls on Black Saturday, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) moved the deadline to April 17. Below are the […]

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Launching of Tax Guide for Small Businesses

“For those who earn more must give more, for those who earn less,” stated Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Billy Dulay during the launching of the Tax Guide for Small Businesses at his office today, April 5, 2017. It was a brief program attended by BIR CIR Billy Dulay himself, the Philippine Tax Whiz Mr. […]

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Tax Awareness Month

Do you know that the month of April was declared as Tax Awareness Month (TAM) by virtue of Proclamation No. 812, s. 2005? This underscores the value of taxes in nation building. The Proclamation’s scope may have not extended to the succeeding years, but the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines) deems […]

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