Mon Abrea, a millennial at his prime, is ranked among the Outstanding Young Persons of the World, as well as the 2015 The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM). A Distinguished Bedan in the field of Accounting and Taxation, he is also an alumnus of the the 2016 Fall Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellowship Program, and a recipient of the Rappler Move Award 2016 for the Digital category.
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 in tax matters. He is currently the adviser of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue on tax administration reforms.
In pursuit of his passion, he founded and currently presides over the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines), an organization that seeks to empower the fast-growing MSMEs and serves as the official Think Tank of BIR and DTI to simplify tax compliance for small businesses.
He is also the President and Chief Strategy Officer of Abrea Consulting Group (ACG), the premier social enterprise for strategic tax advisory and 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.
To further his advocacies, he contributes articles to the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Entrepreneur Philippines. He also writes an online ask column on Rappler, “Got A Question about Taxes? #AskTheTaxWhiz.” Moreover, he regularly guests on TV and radio programs including the most talked about exclusive interview on The Bottomline with Boy Abunda.
Coupled with these efforts are his national bestselling Tax Handbook, “Got A Question about Taxes? Ask the Tax Whiz!” and the first-ever Tax Komiks (Tagalog edition), “VAT Ganun? Bakit Ako May Tax? #AskTheTaxWhiz.”
His credentials include being a Go Negosyo Angelpreneur, an Ayala Young Leader alumnus and a Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardee.
Follow him as Ask The Tax Whiz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and look for his articles and interviews using the hashtag #AskTheTaxWhiz.