Thought leadership

In this section you can browse through our publications and regularly updated materials intended to bring you useful information about emerging issues and possible solutions to your business needs. If you are a foreign investor interested to do business in the Philippines, you will find our business guides highly informative.

as easy as ABC

Wary of war | as easy as ABC (7 February 2016)

On the eve of Chinese New Year, "as easy as ABC" columnist and PwC Philippines Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera is optimistic about China's future relations with the rest of the world.

Accounting Buzz

Amendments to classification of bearer plants (Accounting Buzz)

Prior to the amendments, bearer plants were included within the scope of IAS 41 and measured at fair value less costs to sell. Bearer plants are now included within the scope of IAS 16 where the use of a cost or revaluation model is permitted.

Industry issues

Developing Infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Outlook, Challenges and Solutions (Industry issues, CIPS)

While much progress has been made in infrastructure development over the past few decades, Asia Pacific needs to improve its facilities to support trade flow and investment within and among economies.

Client Advisory Letter

Amendments to the IFRS for SMEs (August 2015)

In July 2009, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) in response to strong international support from the world’s national accounting standardsetters for the IASB to develop global standards for SMEs.

Taxwise or Otherwise

Are you qualified for substituted tax filing? (Taxwise, 17 December 2015)

If you’re one of the estimated 39.7 million employees in the Philippines, perhaps by now, you may have already received an e-mail or a memo from your employer asking or confirming whether you are qualified for substituted tax filing of your Annual Income Tax Return (BIR Form 1700) for calendar year 2015.

Tax Alerts

Tax Alert No. 47 (18 December 2015)

Suspension of All Audit and other Field Operations of the Bureau of Internal Revenue effective 16 December 2015

Advisory publications

PwC View: Five trends to watch in SEA Telecoms in 2016

South East Asia is a three-speed region containing the most advanced economies, middle income ones and some of the least developed. So coming up with a list of 5 trends to look out for in 2016 is not easy.

Doing business and investing the Philippines

This guidebook will help you find easy answers to seemingly difficult questions on what to do under specific Philippine business conditions. More than that, this is a compact guide that fits your busy schedule yet keeps you abreast on the latest in Doing Business and Investing in the Philippines.

How to invest in the Philippines (2015) Japanese

This Guide was specially prepared for the benefit of potential, as well as existing, investors from Japan whom we consider major business partners in shaping the future of the Philippine economy.

How to invest in the Philippines (2015)

This business guide aims to answer commonly-asked questions of prospective foreign investors interested in doing business in the Philippines.

Investment incentives in the Philippines (2015)

These are basic and bite-size yet valuable information that will assist investors in deciding on which incentive option is best in starting and growing their business.

Developing Infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Outlook, Challenges and Solutions (Industry issues, CIPS)

While much progress has been made in infrastructure development over the past few decades, Asia Pacific needs to improve its facilities to support trade flow and investment within and among economies.

The future shape of banking

A new report from PwC suggests that, as early as 2025 – 2030, a market economy could readily exist without banks of the traditional kind.

Tax

Client Advisory Letters

A publication about developments in Philippine taxation. It includes the latest BIR, legislative and admnistrative issuances. As well as court decisons and opinions.

Taxwise or Otherwise

Columns that discus the latest developments in tax, business law and current issues affecting the business community, including policy development.

Tax calendar

This calendar has been prepared by Isla Lipana & Co. based on relevant laws, rules and regulations issued as of 30 November 2013 by various government agencies.

National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (First edition, 2009)

A comprehensive and updated reference material to tax practitioners and tax administrators alike.

Consolidated Withholding Tax (CWT) and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Regulations Handbook: Philippines 2006

Easy reference in determining the various withholding tax and FBT requirements.

 

 

Advisory publications

Read the latest thought leadership materials from our Consulting and Deals and COrporate Finance services. 

 

Philippine Resiliency: A Gem Uncovered (2009)

Insights from top CEOs in the country

Delivering Trust and Quality

This book is a compilation of the partners' thought leadership in various subjects relevant to the practice today.