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Transition Procedures for All Taxpayers affected by the Revised Tax Rates on Documentary Stamp Tax

This Memorandum Circular is issued to provide transition procedures for filing the Revised Tax Rates on Documentary Stamp Tax Returns pursuant to the provisions of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 3-2018
Date: 04 January 2018; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

A Guide to Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)

TRAIN aims to make the current tax system simpler, fairer, and more efficient.
Date: 08 January 2018; Type: Guide; Source: Office of the President

Amending Pertinent Provisions on the eComplaint System

This Order is issued to amend the provisions of RMO No. 51-2010 on the eComplaint System and clarify, revise or update certain policies, guidelines and procedures in the handling of grievances/ complaint through the eComplaint System. Revenue Memorandum Order No. 32-2017
Date: 27 November 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Revenue Administrative Order amending the Resource Management Group

Amendment of Revenue Administrative Order No. 2-2014 dated August 7, 2014 relative to the organization and functions of the resource management group, including the services, divisions and sections under it. Revenue Administrative Order No. 3-2017
Date: 18 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Circular to clarify the Registration and Tax Compliance Requirements of Individuals under a Job Order or Service Contract Agreement

Registration and Compliance Requirements of Individuals under a Job Order or Service Contract Agreement with the Departments and Agencies of the Government, Instrumentalities, Local Government Units (LGUs), State Colleges and Universities, including the Government-Owned and/or -Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), and Government Financial Institutions ...
Date: 17 August 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Prescribing Policies and Procedures in Monitoring Compliance of Top Taxpayers in Revenue Regions

This Order is issued to establish a system to monitor and improve compliance of top taxpayers; define the scope and coverage of the initial implementation of such monitoring system and create and activate regional teams who shall analyse taxpayers’ compliance. Revenue Memorandum Order No. 17-2017
Date: 17 July 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Amending Certain Provisions of Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) No. 5-2004

This Order is issued to amend certain provisions of RMO 5-2004 to address certain issues encountered by the Large Taxpayers Service (LTS)/ Revenue District Offices (RDOs) in the receipt of application, processing and issuance of Authority to Release Imported Goods (ATRIGs) on Importation of Wheat by Millers and Traders relative to the advance payme ...
Date: 21 June 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

New Versions of UEE Data Entry Module in Filing of the BIR Form

Availability of the new versions of the Update of Exemption of Employees (UEE) data entry module in filing of the BIR Form No. 2305 (certificate of update of exemption and of employers and employee’s information) and 2305 batch file validation module. Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 43-2017
Date: 09 June 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Circular on Clearance of Postal Items

Introduction: This CAO implements Section 438, Chapter 4, Title IV; Section 800 (f) and Section 800 (g), Chapter 1, Title VIII; and other related provisions of Republic Act No. 10863, otherwise known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA). Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 3-2017
Date: 21 April 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Finance

Guidelines and Procedure to streamline the Process and Issuance of CTE and eCAR to transfer Raw Lands to Community/ Homeowners Associations

Guidelines and procedure to streamline the process and issuance of Certificate of Tax Exemption (CTE) and Electronic Certificate Authorizing Registration (eCAR) for transfers of raw lands to Community/ Homeowners Associations for Socialized Housing Projects under Article viii, section 32, of Republic Act (RA) No. 7279, otherwise known as the &ldquo ...
Date: 16 May 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Finance

List of Revenue Regions and Revenue District Offices of the Bureau of Internal Revenue

This Order is being issued to identify the various BIR Regional Offices and the respective Revenue District Offices under their jurisdictions. Revenue Administrative Order No. 1-2017; April 26, 2017
Date: 26 April 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Circular to clarify Paragraph 6 of the Guidelines in the filing, receiving and processing of 2016 Income Tax Returns

Amending Paragraph 6 of Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 28-2017. Re: Guidelines in the Filing, Receiving and Processing of 2016 Income Tax Returns including its Attachments. Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 34-2017; April 26, 2017.
Date: 26 April 2017; Type: Press Release; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Over-the-Counter Acceptance of Certain Tax Payments owing to Unavailability of eFPS

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 33, 2017; April 26, 2017.
Date: 26 April 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Rules and Regulations implementing the Act expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability

Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 10754, entitled “An Act Expanding the Benefits and Privileges of Persons with Disability (PWD)" Relative to the Tax Privileges of Persons with Disability and Tax Incentives for Establishments Granting Sales Discount, and Prescribing the Guidelines for the Availment Thereof, Amending Revenue ...
Date: 11 April 2017; Type: Regulation; Source: Department of Finance

Guidelines on the Implementation of CAO on Consolidated Shipment of Duty and Tax-Free Balikbayan Boxes

Guidelines on the Implementation of Customs Administrative Order (CAO) No. 05-2016 on Consolidated Shipment of Duty and Tax-Free "Balikbayan Boxes" with Revised Information Sheet. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 04-2017
Date: 20 January 2017; Type: Guideline; Source: Bureau of Customs

Guidelines in the Filing, Receiving and Processing of 2016 Income Tax Returns including its Attachments

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 28-2017; March 29, 2017
Date: 29 March 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Procedure for claiming Tax Treaty Benefits

Procedure for claiming Tax Treaty Benefits for Dividend, Interest and Royalty Income of Nonresident Income Earners. Revenue Memorandum Order No. 8-2017; October 24, 2016
Date: 28 March 2017; Type: Circular; Source: Department of Finance

Clarifying the Basis for the Imposition of Tax on the Sale, Exchange or other Disposition of Real Property

Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 27-2017; March 22, 2017
Date: 22 March 2017; Type: Press Release; Source: Department of Finance

CY 2017 BIR Collection Goal Allocation, by Implementing Office

This Order is being issued to establish the policies, methodology and guidelines utilized in the CY 2017 Collection Goal Allocation and to provide the resulting distribution to LTS and RRs including the Revenue District Offices (RDOs). Revenue Memorandum Order No. 7-2017; February 13, 2017
Date: 13 February 2017; Type: Guide; Source: Bureau of Internal Revenue

Amendments to Certain Provisions of Revenue Regulations

Revenue Regulations No. 4- 2017; December 20, 2016
Date: 06 March 2017; Type: Regulation; Source: Department of Finance

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Swiss Institute of Federalism ink Academic Cooperation with UP

MANILA, Feb 16 (PNA) - The University of the Philippines-National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) and the University of Fribourg’s Institute of Federalism (IFF) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation and exchange, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Group urges DOLE: release Rules on 'Workplace Romance'

MANILA, Feb 13 (PNA) - A group called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to issue guidelines on workplace romance policy to prevent employers from implementing oppressive management prerogatives.

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Individuals earning above P250K also getting Bigger Take-Home Pay under TRAIN

The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) effectively increases the take-home pay not only of salaried workers earning P250,000 yearly and below but also of those with annual taxable income from P250,000 to a maximum of P2 million.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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DOJ provides Legal Aid to 11,833 Persons in 2017

MANILA, Feb 4 (PNA) - Close to 12, 000 people were given legal assistance through the Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC) in 2017.

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UP Board of Regents names Proffessor Fides Cordero-Tan as new UP Law Dean

The UP Board of Regents announced the appointment of Atty. Fides Cordero-Tan as the new dean of the UP College of Law on Jan. 26, 2018.

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IPOPHL to heighten IPR Enforcement; seeks MOU with Anti-Crime Body

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) is seeking to intensify intellectual property rights enforcement in the country, targeting to craft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with other members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOC).

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Century-Old Biz Group wants Mining Law amended

MANILA, Jan 31 (PNA) - The country’s oldest business organization, the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines Islands (CCPI), has sought sponsorship in Congress to amend mining laws.

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IPOPHL eyes to expand Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights

MANILA, Jan 29 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) aims to further expand intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement through cooperating with members of the Sub-Committee on Organized Crime of the National Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (NALECC-SCOS).

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SC to act on Mamasapano Trial Transfer

MANILA, Jan 26 (PNA) - The Supreme Court is set to tackle the transfer of trial of the criminal case over the Mamasapano clash that killed more than 60 persons, including 44 members of the elite Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF).

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