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 PricewaterhouseCoopers global network. Columns regularly appear in the BusinessWorld newspaper.

Latest column

Contesting tax rulings (17 October 2013)

Recently, the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) had no choice but to dismiss a couple of petitions filed by taxpayers requesting the invalidation of unfavorable rulings issued to them by the BIR. This was because one taxpayer failed to exhaust available administrative remedies and because, in both cases, the CTA has no jurisdiction over such matters.So, how should we go about protesting unfavorable tax rulings?

 

Columns

Contesting tax rulings (17 October 2013)

Extended period to keep accounting records (10 October 2013)

A Professional’s Plea (3 October 2013)

No trespassing please (26 September 2013)

More treats from the Treaty Front (19 September 2013)

The pains and gains of tax equalization (5 September 2013)

Of floods; association dues and taxes (Taxwise or Otherwise, 29 August 2013)

Motivation and Our Regrets (Taxwise or Otherwise, 22 August 2013)

Equity and consistency in granting tax refunds (Taxwise or Otherwise, 15 August 2013)

Naked Assessments (Taxwise or Otherwise, 8 August 2013)

Tax-exempt entities (Taxwise or Otherwise, 1 August 2013)

Interim guidelines for printing receipts (23 May 2013)

Of taxes and elections (18 April 2013)

Attachments to the ITR (11 April 2013)

Non habemus decisione (14 March 2013)