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

Deadening the siren (as easy as ABC, 22 March 2015)

Do you give way to ambulances as they blare their sirens? Or are you skeptical if you need to do so? Or do you simply not care? Know more about this issue in "Deadening the siren", this week's "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

Shift of global economic power to emerging economies set to continue (CAL February 2015)

The global economic power shift away from established advanced economies in North America, Western Europe and Japan will continue over the next 35 years – despite a projected slowdown in Chinese growth after around 2020.

Taxwise or Otherwise

Countdown to April 15 (Taxwise, 26 March 2015)

Exactly 11 working days from today is April 15, the last day for filing of income tax returns (ITR) for individuals and corporations operating on a calendar year basis.

Tax Alerts

Tax Alert No. 17 (31 March 2015)

Clarifying the filing of No Payment Returns in relation to RR Nos. 6-2014 and 5-2015

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.