Taxwise or Otherwise

"Taxwise or Otherwise" discusses the latest developments in tax and business law in the Philippines. It also dissects current issues affecting the business community, including policy development.

Writers are taken from a pool of business and tax consultants of Isla Lipana & Co., the Philippine member firm of PwC global network. Columns regularly appear in the BusinessWorld newspaper.

Latest column

Stiffer penalties for smugglers soon (Taxwise, 16 October 2014)

AS AN archipelago with more than 7,100 islands and islets, the Philippines has numerous ports of entry open to both foreign and coastwise trade which facilitate the transport of commodities in and out of the country or domestically. On the other hand, this can also be a challenge to our government’s efforts in curtailing the increasing incidence of smuggling in the country.



Stiffer penalties for smugglers soon (Taxwise, 16 October 2014)

Making filing and paying easier for taxpayers (Taxwise, 9 October 2014)

Tax exemption ruling: Going around the roadblock (Taxwise, 25 September 2014)

Easing requirements for changes in companies’ addresses (Taxwise, 18 September 2014)

Clarifying the allowable activities of PEZA IT Enterprises (Taxwise, 11 September 2014)

The privilege of taxing a privilege (franchise) (Taxwise, 4 September 2014)

Revisiting your company’s vision (Taxwise, 28 August 2014)

BIR issues rules on electronic storage of documents (Taxwise, 13 August 2014)

Essentially inseparable (Taxwise, 7 August 2014)

Addressing small investors’ tax concerns under PERA law (Taxwise, 31 July 2014)