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

BIR eases importer/broker accreditation process (Taxwise, 26 February 2015)

AROUND this time last year, in a bid to combat smuggling, the Department of Finance (DoF) issued Department Order (DO) No. 12-2014 requiring importers to secure an Importer Clearance Certificate (ICC) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) as a pre-requisite for accreditation with the Bureau of Customs (BoC). The DO was later amended by DO No.18-2014 to include custom brokers in its coverage.



BIR eases importer/broker accreditation process (Taxwise, 26 February 2015)

Incentives are more than just hospitable gestures (Taxwise, 19 February 2015)

‘No Contact Audit’ revisited (Taxwise, 12 February 2015)

Proving entitlement to VAT refund (Taxwise, 5 February 2015)

New year reporting reminders (Taxwise, 29 January 2015)

A new form for giving (Taxwise, 22 January 2015)

All about LBT (Taxwise, 17 December 2014)

New update form for foreign corporations (Taxwise, 15 January 2015)

Additional de minimis benefits (Taxwise, 8 January 2015)

The burden of having options (Taxwise, 12 November 2014)