Mon Abrea, a millennial at his prime, is ranked among the Outstanding Young Persons of the World, and one of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines in 2015. A Distinguished Bedan in the field of Accounting and Taxation, he is also an alumnus of the 2016 Fall Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellowship Program, recipient of the Rappler Move Award 2016 for the Digital category and author of the national bestseller tax handbook, “Got A Question About Taxes? Ask the Tax Whiz!”
A former BIR examiner, Mon is now considered the most prominent advocate of genuine tax reform in the country. Popularly known as “The Philippine Tax Whiz”, he helps educate politicians, celebrities, fellow entrepreneurs and even lawyers on tax matters. He is the most sought-after speaker on Philippine Taxation. In fact, he has regular guesting on TV and radio, writes for various publications like the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, Business Mirror and has an online column #AskTheTaxWhiz via Rappler.
He is currently the adviser of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue on tax administration reforms.
In pursuit of his passion, he founded the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines or (CSR Philippines) – an organization that aims to empower the fast growing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector, which now serves as the official Think Tank of BIR and DTI on simplifying tax compliance for businesses. In partnership with BIR and DTI, it launched the SEAL OF HONESTY (SOH) Certification Program which aims to promote a culture of integrity and honesty in paying taxes.
He is also the Founding President and Chief Strategy Officer of the premier social enterprise for strategic tax advisory in the Philippines – the Asian Consulting Group (ACG), also known as the Tax Hub for SMEs in the Asia Pacific.
All the while, he serves as a Professor at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business on Tax Management (TAXMAN) Course for the MBA-Regis Program and at the University of Asia and the Pacific for their Entrepreneurial Management Program.
Follow him as “Ask The Tax Whiz” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Look for his articles and interviews using the hashtag #AskTheTaxWhiz.