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

Your PEZA registration (Taxwise, 18 June 2015)

To attract investors to our economic zones, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) recently launched the PEZA Electronic Application for Registration System (e-ARS). This system can be accessed thru the PEZA Web site ( by clicking the icon “e-ARS” or going directly to the URL



Your PEZA registration (Taxwise, 18 June 2015)

Money laundering in high places (Taxwise, 11 June 2015)

Regional integration, capital requirements drive insurance mergers (Taxwise, 7 June 2015)

Due process in the constructive service of BIR notices (Taxwise, 28 May 2015)

BIR’s power to interpret tax laws is not absolute (Taxwise, 21 May 2015)

Culture works (Taxwise, 14 May 2015)

VAT treatment of PEZA ‘drop-off’ exports (Taxwise, 7 May 2015)

Points to keep in mind when computing for corporate life (Taxwise, 29 April 2015)

Triple taxation (Taxwise, 23 April 2015)

Easy money (Taxwise, 216 April 2015)