Range of tax services

Tax planning

We assist in planning and structuring tax efficient business transactions, including those that happen overseas, for corporate and individual taxpayers.

Tax opinions and rulings

We advise on tax implications of business transactions and proposed corporate actions, including proposed legislation and important developments that may affect business; and in securing private rulings from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Tax assessments and claims for tax refunds

We represent clients at the BIR to challenge findings and to process claims for tax refunds/tax credits.

Tax returns

We help comply with corporate and individual tax obligations.

Tax audits

We do in-depth studies to identify possible tax problem areas and review the tax position in a given situation or transaction.

Start-up issues for foreign investors

Our Tax team also assists foreign investors and organizations in tackling main issues in their operations related to their investments in the Philippines. Our team also helps them on how best to take advantage of the wide range of investment incentives available. We have ample experience in advising clients on all aspects of setting up a Philippine operation, and in dealing with issues such as:

  • Determining an appropriate fiscal and capital structure for the organization.
  • Forming the company and branch, including registering with relevant government agencies.
  • Identifying incentives that may be available, and preparing applications to proper government agencies.
  • Doing feasibility and location studies.

Legal services

For engagements that call for legal services, we can refer our clients to Cabrera Lavadia & Associates, a connected firm to PwC global legal services network which specializes in tax consultation. This firm handles corporate services work, such as business registrations, government compliance, mergers, acquisitions, insolvency corporate restructuring and corporate secretarial services. It also offers immigration and labor practice, legal due diligence reviews and court cases.

Japanese business development

Our Japanese Business Development group assists Japanese firms operating or preparing to operate in the Philippines. They make sure that we serve our Japanese clients despite the differences in cultures, languages, and business practices.

Customs and international trade

The Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) is a regional customs and international trade consulting practice of PwC.

The WMS practice in Asia has a team based in the region, including Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. They come from different sectors—including ex-senior government officials, customs officials, tax lawyers, financial accountants as well as people from the private sector who have experience in logistics and trade.