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CASTRO: PASS BILL ON POLL HONORARIA TAX EXEMPTION

A House lawmaker representing teachers urged the Senate to swiftly pass a measure exempting election servers such as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) from having their honoraria subjected to income and other withholding taxes. In a statement, ACT Teachers Representative France Castro said imposing a tax on the honoraria and allowances of […]

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TAX-FREE POLL DUTY HONORARIA BILL GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives on Monday approved on final reading a measure exempting election servers such as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) from having their honoraria subjected to income and other withholding taxes. With 202 affirmative votes, 0 negative votes, and no abstention, the chamber passed on third reading House Bill 9652, […]

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SALCEDA: KEEP COVID TREATMENT SUPPLIES TAX-FREE

A measure exempting medical supplies and devices for COVID-19 prevention, control, and treatment from taxes has been filed at the House of Representatives. Albay Representative Joey Salceda filed House Bill 9958, or the COVID-19 Supplies Tax Exemption Act, in response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to Congress to provide tax relief to manufacturers of medical […]

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TAX-FREE POLL ALLOWANCES TO BENEFIT TEACHERS

An educators’ group hailed the approval of the House of Representatives on Second Reading of a measure that would exempt the compensation received by poll workers from income and other withholding taxes. House Bill No. 9652, which was approved through voice voting, seeks to amend the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 to exclude election-related […]

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TAX-FREE POLL DUTY HONORARIA BILL GETS HOUSE OK

A measure exempting election servers, such as members of the Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs), from having their honoraria subjected to income and other withholding taxes was approved on second reading at the House of Representatives. The chamber approved through voice voting House Bill 9852 that would provide income tax exemption to compensation of BEIs […]

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BIAZON: DON’T TAX MEDICAL PRODUCTS AMID COVID-19

The Committee on Ways and Means chaired by Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda discussed and approved recently the consolidation of House Bills 8301, 8324, 8375, 8376 and 8584, which seek to exempt from import duties, taxes and other fees the importation of critical medical products, essential goods, equipment and supplies to address public health emergencies. […]

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GIVE TAX CUTS TO FILIPINO COMPANIES MAKING PPE, TEST KITS – PANGILINAN

To ensure the adequate supply of surgical masks, personal protective equipment (PPEs), test kits, ventilators, and other medical products during and after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Senator Kiko Pangilinan seeks to encourage their local manufacture by giving Filipino companies tax exemptions. “Isiniwalat ng pandemya na wala dito sa Pilipinas ang gumagawa ng mga critical […]

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EXEMPT FACE MASK, SANITIZERS FROM TAXES – REP. HIPOLITO-CASTELO

Quezon City Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo urged Congress yesterday to exempt facemasks, sanitizers and similar protective goods from import duties and local taxes amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat.Castelo, who is vice chairperson of the House committee on Metro Manila development, said exempting facemasks and other products like antiseptics from taxes could “assure adequate […]

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EXEMPT TEACHERS’ ELECTION SERVICE HONORARIA FROM TAXES – GATCHALIAN

As the registration for the May 2022 polls opened on January 20, Senator Win Gatchalian is urgently calling for the passage of a bill granting tax exemption to the honoraria, transportation allowance, and other benefits of poll workers, especially public school teachers. Gatchalian’s proposed measure, Senate Bill 1193, introduces amendments to the National Internal Revenue […]