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Funding Social Initiatives with The Philippine Tax Whiz: ACG Attends Phil-Am Fund Grantee Summit

Raymond Abrea, Founding President of the Asian Consulting Group, joined the second day of the Philippine-American Fund Grantee Summit on Friday, June 29, 2018. The 2-day event was conducted by the Gerry Roxas Foundation and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In relation to his expertise, the Philippine Tax Whiz was […]

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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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TRAIN chugs along

Original article published on inquirer.net The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) is expected to make our tax system simpler, fairer and more efficient. The substantial cuts in personal income tax will definitely increase the take-home pay of all individuals earning above minimum wage, but not more than P8 million a year. The TRAIN, […]

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Andrean Centennial Award | The Philippine Tax Whiz

In recognition of his accomplishments reflecting the institution’s 4 Pillars of SAS education: Spirit of Mission, Service to Church and Community, Excellence in Human Endeavor and Andrean Accompaniment, St. Andrew’s School conferred the Andrean Centennial Award to The Philippine Tax Whiz, Raymond “Mon” Abrea as one of its 100 Outstanding Alumni. He received the special distinction during […]

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#AskTheTaxWhiz: Tax on Valentine’s?

The Philippine Tax Whiz answers questions about donor’s tax, sending gifts to loved ones through balikbayan boxes, and value-added tax. I work for a BPO company in Ortigas. This Valentine’s Day, I wish to give my mom a branded bag but I read in your previous article that even gifts are taxable. So, will my […]

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Tax advocate to OFWs: Time to go home

Filipinos are Filipinos, wherever they chose to be in for the sake of their family’s sustenance. But the “Bagong Bayani,” of course, would serve the country better—and would have closer ties with their families—should they decide to build their lives on home soil. This was what The Philippine Tax Whiz Mon Abrea and CSR Philippines […]

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Fixing the Tax System

How do we fix our tax system when taxpayers are in cahoots with tax collectors? Not paying the right taxes is wrong. Bribing examiners makes it even worse. But hiring professional fixers like accountants and lawyers to negotiate tax assessments with examiners makes it a hopeless situation. Instead of paying the right taxes, we bribe […]

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