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PROTECT ONLINE BUYERS FROM FAKE ITEMS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said the booming online business and growing paperless transactions following the lockdowns across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic has spawned the need to further safeguard against fraudulent traders and sale of counterfeit items. “The very nature of online business, a borderless market unlike the traditional brick and mortar stores, has practically […]

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SHELVE MEMO TAXING ONLINE SELLERS, QC LAWMAKER URGES BIR

Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to defer the enforcement of its memorandum circular requiring online sellers to register their business and pay income and other taxes. Her appeal is contained in Resolution No. 994, which she filed over the weekend. “Because of COVID-19, there was and there […]

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GOV’T MUST HELP ONLINE SELLERS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has appealed to the government to give more leeway for online sellers, instead of cracking the whip on them, especially since they come mostly from the ranks of the unemployed and are on survival mode. In a statement, Villanueva explained that most online sellers are focused on earning enough to provide for […]

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REGISTER ONLINE SELLERS WHEN COVID-19 DANGER PASSES – ABANTE

Minority Leader Benny Abante Jr. is appealing to finance officials to conduct the registration of online sellers after the threat posed by the coronavirus disease COVID-19 outbreak has passed, saying on Tuesday that “requiring online sellers to troop to Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) offices in the middle of a pandemic exposes them to health […]

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EMPOWER ONLINE SELLERS THROUGH SKILLS TRAINING – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva has asked government agencies to provide the necessary interventions to improve the skills of online sellers by providing virtual trainings on essential and entrepreneurial skills to help their new ventures become successful enterprises. After the Bureau of Internal Revenue had eased requirements to encourage online sellers to register, Villanueva pointed out that […]