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Modernizing Tax Administration

Modernizing Tax Administration

Instead of increasing excise taxes on fuel and coal which has inflationary impact on consumer goods, the government must prioritize modernizing tax administration to broaden taxpayer base and increase voluntary compliance. The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law aims to make our tax system simpler, fairer and more efficient but has included only […]

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Parañaque Cooperative Development Office - TRAIN Seminar

Cooperating with Cooperatives: ACG Holds TRAIN Seminar for the Parañaque Cooperative Development Office

The Asian Consulting Group (ACG) conducted a seminar for the Parañaque Cooperative Development Office on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The event was held at the Mayor’s Lounge, Parañaque City Hall and was attended by officers and staff of various cooperatives. The discussion revolved around TRAIN Law – its content and its impact on cooperatives. Also […]

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Tax Reform and Inflation

Tax Reform and Inflation

TRAIN Law’s built-in suspension of the excise tax on fuel has yet to kick in despite increasing inflation. Consumer prices continue to skyrocket as inflation hits another 9-year high at 6.4% in August 2018, again exceeding the Department of Finance’s forecast of 5.9%. According to the provisions in the law, the next scheduled increase of […]

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Improving Businesses through TRABAHO: ACG Attends PCCI-QC GMM

The Asian Consulting Group conducted a TRAIN seminar at the General Membership Meeting of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Quezon City (PCCI-QC). The event was held at the Oriental Palace, Quezon City on Friday, August 31, 2018. The exclusive event was attended by members of PCCI-QC, comprised of business owners and entrepreneurs. […]

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SMEs to Benefit from Lower Corporate Income Tax

Small Businesses to Benefit from Lower Corporate Income Tax

The second package of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package is back in the spotlight after President Rodrigo Duterte urged its approval in his third State of the Nation Address. According to the President, Package 2 will benefit all businesses especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs). While it has recently found some support in the Senate, […]

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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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