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Tax Amnesty: A Losing Proposition?

There’s no point having high tax rates when enforcement is the real problem. That’s why the comprehensive tax reform program of the Duterte administration is a necessary evil to make our tax system simpler, fairer and more efficient. There’s no reform without pain. We cannot change without having to sacrifice our old ways and maybe […]

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Youth Onboard the TRAIN: Pizza & Coffee Series with AYLAAI and YSEALI Engage Manila

The Philippine Tax Whiz Mon Abrea led a discussion about the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN Law) at the Globe Tower, Bonifacio Global City last Friday, June 22, 2018. The tax expert addressed the implications of the tax reform law on the lives of Filipino citizens. The talk was part of the Pizza and […]

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ACG on Globe Telecom’s 4th Insight Summit

The Philippine Tax Whiz Raymond Abrea, founding President of the Asian Consulting Group (ACG), attended as a speaker on Globe Telecom’s Insights Summit 2018, held on June 18 at the Globe Tower, Taguig City. He discussed the impact of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN Law) on businesses and the life of Filipinos. […]

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TRAIN’s next stations: Package 1B and 2

TRAIN’s next stations: Package 1B and 2

Package 1B of the TRAIN law (House Bill 7105) was filed on Feb. 5, 2018 with the House of Representatives and referred to the committee on ways and means on Feb. 6, 2018. The Department of Finance (DOF) expects the bill to be passed this month.Package 1B constitutes a general and estate tax amnesty, and […]

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Job Openings

Asian Consulting Group (formerly known as Abrea Consulting Group or ACG) is the premier social enterprise providing strategic tax advisory. Since 2012, it has helped hundreds of individual and corporate taxpayers become pillars of nation-building by empowering them to pay the right taxes without the unnecessary penalties and compromises.   DO YOU HAVE A BIG […]

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Disruption in taxation

Nothing is certain but death and taxes, while the only constant is change. Who doesn’t know that? And yet, it still hurts like the first time. This applies to both government and business sector when it comes to adopting change, integrating technology at the very core of government service or business, and preparing for, if […]

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Stop the TRAIN?

The Department of Finance (DOF) was quick to explain and defend TRAIN not to be blamed for the 4.5 percent inflation. Supported by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), DOF clarified that TRAIN accounted for only 0.4 percentage points of the 4.5 percent. This means, “if you could […]

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TRAIN with Thomson Reuters & Asian Legal Business

May 23, 2018—Yesterday, the Asian Consulting Group – Tax Whiz Academy, represented by the Philippine Tax Whiz Mon Abrea, was invited by Thomson Reuters and Asian Legal Business for the inaugural Philippine Corporate Compliance Forum at the Makati Diamond Residences, Makati City. The event aimed to provide regulatory updates and practical tips to help in-house […]

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5 Things about the TaxWhizPH Mobile App #YouCanDoMore

The Philippines is currently ranked 113th based on the 2018 Ease of Doing Business Report of the World Bank Group. This is 14 notches lower from the previous year which is 99th. One of the criteria being assessed in the said rankings is “Paying Taxes” where Philippines is ranked 105th. The Bureau of Internal Revenue […]

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Business and Tax during Elections

The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections finally happened yesterday after being postponed when President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 10952, moving it from October 2017 to May 2018. Never underestimate the business opportunities and amount of money that goes around during elections, even for barangay and SK level. Money comes from all sources, declared […]

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