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Federalism or Tax Reform?

Rushing into federalism will bring nothing less than trouble, and may even effectively neutralize the administration’s other initiatives—specifically the Build, Build, Build program and the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP). At its core, both Build, Build, Build and CTRP intend to develop lagging regions either through infrastructure or targeted incentives. Under the draft constitution, these […]

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Lots'a Pizza - Exclusive Tax Coaching

Pizza and Taxes: ACG’s Exclusive Tax Coaching with Lots’a Pizza

The Asian Consulting Group (ACG) conducted an Exclusive Tax Coaching (ETC) at the Lots’a Pizza Franchisee Training event held on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The event was held at the Lots’a Pizza’s Head Office at Las Piñas, attended by franchise partners and employees of Lots’a Pizza Franchise Systems, Inc. The Philippine Tax Whiz and Founding […]

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TRAIN 2: A Tax Reform for Businesses

PACKAGE 2 of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) has been met with protests, especially from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Board of Investments (BoI). One of the notable features which remains to be the most controversial portion of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program is the incentive reform. In the […]

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Tax Education Abroad: Tax Whiz Academy in Singapore

The Tax Whiz Academy and the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines), the official Think Tank of the Department of Trade & Industry and the Bureau of Internal Revenue, conducted once again a tax roadshow with our beloved Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) based in Singapore last Saturday, August 4, 2018. Its objective […]

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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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