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.


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Current issues

as easy as ABC

Deadly delicious (as easy as ABC, 19 April 2015)

Food safety is a concern these days after the milk tea incident in Manila. Read "Deadly delicious" by Chairman and Senior Partner Alex Cabrera in his "as easy as ABC" column.

Accounting Buzz

Measurement of joint operations: Reading between the lines (Accounting Buzz)

The publication below walks through some common joint operations measurement issues, discussing the measurement approach(es) observed under this guidance.

Industry issues

The road ahead: Gaining momentum from energy transformation

This report looks at the overall trends that are shaping tomorrow’s market environment and the market designs and business models that might ensue. It looks at the disruptions affecting companies and introduces PwC’s Energy Transformation framework.

Client Advisory letter

A closer look at IFRIC 21 - Levies (CAL March 2015)

One of the new interpretations that came into effect for 2014 is IFRIC 21 ‘Levies’. It was published by the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IC) in May 2013 to address diversity in practice in the recognition of the liability to pay a levy.

Taxwise or Otherwise

Easy money (Taxwise, 216 April 2015)

The specter of a deflationary spiral or economic crash has set most central banks around the world to embark on what seems to be a one-way trip: Quantitative Easing or “QE” for short. After the Bank of Japan, the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England and even the People’s Bank of China, it was recently the turn of the European Central Bank to launch its own version of QE in March, raising its purchases of public and private debt from around €13 billion to €60 billion per month until at least September 2016.

Tax Alerts

Tax Alert No. 25 (20 April 2015)

Alternative Mode in filing BIR Form Nos. 2551M, 2551Q, 2550M and 2550Q using the Electronic Platforms of BIR

Think Tank

ETF 2020: Preparing for a new horizon

The ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) market is growing far beyond their initial function of tracking large liquid indices in developed markets. ETFs now hold over $2.6 trillion of assets globally.

Business guides

Finding your way: Doing business and investing in the Philippines (2013)

This guidebook will help you find easy answers to seemingly difficult questions on what to do under specific Philippine business conditions.

Explore opportunities: How to invest in the Philippines (2013)

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

More value for your business: Investment Incentives in the Philippines (2013)

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.

Explore opportunities: Investment Incentives in the Philippines (2013) Japanese

Industry

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.

2014 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

Think Tank

PwC Think Tank provides expertise to the public and the private sectors, questioning and monitoring strategies and structures. Let us grow with you and work hand in hand as you build a more dynamic business or economy.

4th Global Portfolio and Programme Management Survey

Our 2014 Portfolio and Programme Management Global Survey received input from a record 3,025 people from 110 countries, providing a truly global view.

Special titles

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.