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DON’T TAX POLL WORKERS’ HONORARIA – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian vowed to pursue the enactment of his bill that will grant tax exemption on the honoraria, travel allowance, and other benefits of poll workers, including teachers, officials, and personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd). The election honoraria and allowances of poll workers, including public school teachers, have never been subjected to […]

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BIR URGED TO DEFER 20% TAX ON TEACHERS’ POLL DUTY

Senator Risa Hontiveros is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) not to implement a higher withholding tax on the compensation of teachers doing poll duties in the coming national and local elections. Hontiveros disclosed that a number of teachers tapped for election duties have been blindsided by the […]

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GATCHALIAN HAILS TAX RELIEF FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Senator Win Gatchalian hailed the signing of a law that would grant tax relief to private schools, a move that the lawmaker said would help them stay afloat amid the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Republic Act No. 11635, which President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on December 10, 2021, further amends Section 27 […]

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CONGRESS URGED TO OK CORRECTIVE LAW ON SCHOOL TAX

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has expressed the hope that the two chambers of the Congress can work overtime to pass corrective legislation defining the tax rates for proprietary schools and allowing them amid the pandemic to enjoy a 1 percent preferential tax rate until June 30, 2023.  Villafuerte said the bill will not be passed on […]

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IMPOSE TAX ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS – PANGILINAN

Senator Francis Pangilinan is urging the Senate to start deliberations on proposals seeking to impose an excise tax on single-use plastic bags. Pangilinan made the call after the House of Representatives committee on ways and means approved House Bill 178 which seeks to impose a P20 excise tax per kilogram of single-use plastic bags. “Malacañang […]

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HOUSE PANEL APPROVES P20 TAX ON SINGLE-USE PLASTIC – SUANSING

A proposal seeking to impose an excise tax on single-use plastic bags has hurdled committee level at the House of Representatives. The House Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, approved the bill imposing a P20 per kilo levy on single-use plastic bags used in supermarkets, malls, shops, stores, sales outlets, […]

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ASSESS IMPACT ON POOR OF PROPOSAL TO TAX SALTY FOOD ITEMS — ABANTE

As Congress is set to resume sessions, Minority Leader and Manila 6th District Rep. Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. on Sunday said he and members of the Minority will oppose any proposal to tax salty food, advising government policymakers to instead assess the impact of any tax measure on the poor before recommending its adoption. This […]

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IMPOSE HIGHER TAXES ON E-CIGARETTES – SEN. CAYETANO

Amid rising concerns in many countries about the health risks of electronic cigarettes and vapes, Senator Pia Cayetano reiterated that Congress has the jurisdiction to impose higher taxes on these products as a means to regulate their use. The chairperson of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Cayetano made the assertion at the start […]

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PASS BILL INCREASING TAX ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing for the passage of a bill seeking to increase excise taxes on tobacco products within the remaining nine session days of the current 17th Congress. In a press conference, Gatchalian said the “best opportunity” to pass the proposed tobacco tax increase is during the last session days before the 17th […]

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Coop Leaders Laud Retention of Coop Tax Exemptions in TRAIN Tax Reform Package – BRAVO

  The 14-million member-strong cooperative movement represented by COOP-NATCCO Partylist Rep. Anthony Bravo thanked leaders of the House of Representatives on Wednesday after they committed to retain the tax exemptions currently extended to the country’s close to ten thousand cooperatives. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas had earlier announced that the tax exemptions of cooperatives would […]