Taxwise or Otherwise

Know the latest developments in tax and business law in the Philippines as we dissect current issues affecting the business community, including policy development.

Writers are taken from a pool of business and tax consultants of our firm. These columns regularly appear in the BusinessWorld newspaper.

 

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Buttlegging

11 Aug 2016

No, that’s not the name of a new skin-tight garment. Rather, it’s a crime that has plagued the market for decades. “Buttlegging” is the illicit trade in tobacco products, practiced in ways that avoid tax and duties, such as smuggling, or counterfeiting, which for good measure also endangers public health.