Philippines - Corporate - Other taxes (2023)

Value-added tax (VAT)

VAT applies to practically all sales of services and imports, as well as to the sale, barter, exchange, or lease of goods or properties (tangible or intangible). The tax is equivalent to a uniform rate of 12%, based on the gross selling price of goods or properties sold, or gross receipts from the sale of services. On importation of goods, the basis of the tax is the value used by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in determining tariff and customs duties plus customs duties, excise taxes, if any, and other charges. Where the valuation used by the BOC is by volume or quantity, the VAT basis is the landed cost plus excise taxes, if any.

Certain transactions are zero-rated or exempt from VAT. Export sales by VAT-registered persons are zero-rated.

Certain sales of services exempt from VAT, including services provided by financial intermediaries, are subject to percentage taxes based on gross sales, receipts, or income.

Some of the VAT rules that were amended under CREATE Law are effective 1 January 2021 (unless otherwise stated below), as follows:

  • Additional transactions exempted from VAT:
    • Sale or importation of medicines for cancer, mental illness, tuberculosis, and kidney diseases (effectivity moved by the CREATE Law).
    • Sale, importation, printing, or publication of journal, or any such educational reading material covered by the UNESCO agreement on the importation of educational, scientific, and cultural materials, including the digital or electronic format of the same and of books, newspapers, magazines, reviews, or bulletins, provided that the said materials are not devoted principally to the publication of paid advertisements.
    • Sale or importation of COVID-19 related medicines and medical supplies and equipment from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.
  • The 3% tax on persons who are not VAT-registered because their annual sales or receipts do not exceed the VAT threshold of PHP 3 million is adjusted to 1% from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2023 but will revert to 3% thereafter.

Following the amendments under Republic Act No. 10963 (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN), and implemented by Revenue Regulations 9-2021, 12% VAT will apply on the following transactions beginning 27 June 2021:

  • Sales of raw materials or packaging materials to a non-resident buyer for delivery to resident local export-oriented enterprises.
  • Sales of raw materials or packaging materials to export-oriented enterprises whose export sales exceed 70% of total annual production.
  • Those considered export sales under Executive Order No. 226, otherwise known as the Omnibus Investment Code of 1987, and other special laws.
  • Processing, manufacturing, or repacking goods for other persons doing business outside the Philippines which goods are subsequently exported, where the services are paid for in acceptable foreign currency and accounted for in accordance with the rules and regulations of the BSP.
  • Services performed by subcontractors and/or contractors in processing, converting, or manufacturing goods for an enterprise whose export sales exceed 70% of total annual production.

Customs duties

Applicable customs duties are determined based on the tariff classification of the import product. As with the rest of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, tariff classification in the Philippines is based on the ASEAN Harmonised Tariff Nomenclature (AHTN), which is patterned after the Harmonised Commodity Classification and Coding System (HS) Convention and its 2002 revisions, and the latest edition is HS Code 2017 under the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act.

In 2022, the Tariff Commission issued 660 rulings to address commonly raised valuation and tariff classification issues. Despite this, it is still advisable that tariff classification rulings from the Philippine Tariff Commission be secured prior to importation of goods into the Philippines in case of uncertainty as to the correct classification or valuation. Note that while the tariff classification rulings issued by the Philippine Tariff Commission do not prevent the BOC from conducting its own verification, these rulings carry persuasive references in support of the classification and duty rate used by an importer.

The Philippines adopts the World Trade Organization (WTO) Valuation Agreement, where the declared invoice price is used as the basis for determining customs duties.

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As a protective measure, the Philippines retains higher tariff rates (20% to 50%) on certain sensitive agricultural products, such as livestock and meat products, sugar, vegetables, and coffee. A few agricultural commodities are subject to minimum access volumes, but these represent less than 1% of all tariff lines.

In view of the existing free trade agreements in the region, such as the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), the ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area (AKFTA), the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (AJCEPA), the ASEAN-INDIA Free Trade Area (AIFTA), the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and the Philippine-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (PJEPA), the Philippines has taken steps to progressively eliminate tariffs. Tariff reductions for the Philippines range from 10% to 35% for most products included in the Normal Track list.

Excise taxes

Excise taxes apply to services and to goods manufactured or produced in the Philippines for domestic sales, consumption, or for any other disposition and to things imported.

Manufactured oils and other fuels

DescriptionUnits2018 (PHP)2019 (PHP)2020 (PHP)
Lubricating oils and greasesPer litre8.009.0010.00
Processed gasPer litre8.009.0010.00
Waxes and petrolatumPer kilo8.009.0010.00
Denatured alcoholPer litre8.009.0010.00
NaphthaPer litre7.009.0010.00
Unleaded premium gasolinePer litre7.009.0010.00
Aviation turbo jet fuelPer litre4.004.004.00
KerosenePer litre3.004.005.00
Diesel fuel oilPer litre2.504.506.00
Liquefied petroleum gasPer kilo1.002.003.00
AsphaltsPer kilo8.009.0010.00
Bunker fuel oilPer litre2.504.506.00
Petroleum cokePer ton2.504.506.00


Automobile (PHP)Excise tax rate (%)
OverUp to

Hybrid vehiclesare subject to 50% of the applicable excise tax rates.

Purely electric vehicles and pick-upsare exempt from excise tax.

Sweetened beverages

DescriptionExcise tax (PHP/litre)
Using purely caloric sweetener, purely non-caloric sweetener, or mixture of both6
Using purely high-fructose corn syrup12
Using purely coconut sap sugar / purely steviol glycosidesExempt

Conventional “Freebase” or “Classic” Nicotine

Effective date

Excise tax (PHP/pack)

1 January 2022


1 January 2023


1 January 2024 onwards

specific tax rate shall be increased by 5% every year thereafter

The rates of tax imposed herein shall apply to any substance in solid, liquid, or gel form, regardless of nicotine content, including nicotine-free substance or any similar product.

Vapor products

Effective date

Excise tax (PHP/ml)

1 January 2022


1 January 2023


1 January 2024 onwards

specific tax rate shall be increased by 5% every year thereafter

The rates of tax imposed herein shall apply to any substance in solid, liquid, or gel form, regardless of nicotine content, including nicotine-free substance or any similar product.

Heated tobacco products

Effective date

Excise tax
(PHP/pack of 20 units)

1 January 2022


1 January 2023


1 January 2024 onwards

specific tax rate shall be increased by 5% every year thereafter

The rates of tax imposed herein shall apply to any substance in solid, liquid, or gel form, regardless of nicotine content, including nicotine-free substance or any similar product.

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Nicotine salt

Effective date

Excise tax

1 January 2022


1 January 2023


1 January 2024 onwards

specific tax rate shall be increased by 5% every year thereafter

The rates of tax imposed herein shall apply to any substance in solid, liquid, or gel form, regardless of nicotine content, including nicotine-free substance or any similar product.

Novel tobacco products

Effective date

Excise tax

10 August 2022


1 January 2023


1 January 2024 Onwards

specific tax rate shall be increased by 4% every year thereafter

The rates of tax imposed herein shall apply to any substance in solid, liquid, or gel form, regardless of nicotine content, including nicotine-free substance or any similar product.

Cosmetic procedures

An excise tax of 5% excise tax is imposed on gross receipts from invasive cosmetic procedures and surgeries directed solely towards altering or enhancing the patient’s appearance for aesthetic purposes. However, this will not cover procedures necessary to ameliorate a deformity arising from, or directly related to, a congenital or developmental defect or abnormality, a personal injury resulting from an accident or trauma, or disfiguring disease, tumour, virus or infection.

Documentary stamp tax (DST)

DST is payable at varying rates on various documents and transactions. The following table contains selected examples as revised:

Taxable document/transaction (tax base)DST rate
Original issue of sharesPHP 2.00 for every PHP 200 of the par value or actual consideration for no-par shares
Sale, barter, or exchange of shares of stock listed and traded through the local stock exchangeExempt
Other sales agreement, agreement to sell, memoranda of sales, delivery or transfer of shares or certificates of stockPHP 1.50 for every PHP 200 of the par value or 50% of the DST paid upon original issuance of no-par shares
Certificate of profits, interest in property or accumulationsPHP 1.00 for every PHP 200 of the face value
Non-exempt debt instrumentsPHP 1.50 for every PHP 200 of the issue price.
Bank check, draft, certificate of deposit not bearing interest, other instrumentsPHP 3.00 for each instrument
Deed of sale, conveyance of real propertyPHP 15.00 for each PHP 1,000 of consideration/value or fractional part thereof
Bills of exchange or draftsPHP 0.60 on each PHP 200 of the issue price
Acceptance of bills of exchange and othersPHP 0.60 on each PHP 200 of the face value
Foreign bills of exchange and letters of creditPHP 0.60 on each PHP 200 of the face value
Policies of annuities or other instrumentsPHP 1.00 on each PHP 200 of premium or instalment payment
Pre-need plansPHP 0.40 on each PHP 200 of the premium or contribution collected
CertificatesPHP 30.00 per certificate
Warehouse receiptsPHP 30.00 per warehouse receipt (valued at PHP 200 or more)
Jai-alai, horse race tickets, lotto, or other authorised number gamesPHP 0.20 on every PHP 1.00 cost of the ticket
Bills of lading or receiptsExempt if bill/receipts not exceeding PHP 100; PHP 2.00 for bill/receipts not exceeding PHP 1,000; or PHP 20.00 for bill/receipts exceeding PHP 1,000
ProxiesPHP 30.00 on each proxy of voting
Powers of attorneyPHP 10.00 on each power of attorney; except acts connected with claims due to/from the government
Leases and other hiring agreementsPHP 6.00 for the first PHP 2,000 + PHP 2.00 for every PHP 1,000 thereafter
Mortgages, pledges, and deeds of trustPHP 40.00 for the first PHP 5,000 + PHP 20.00 on every PHP 5,000 thereafter

DST on life insurance policies

Life insurance policy (PHP)DST (PHP)
Does not exceed 100,000Exempt
Exceeds 100,000 but does not exceed 300,00020.00
Exceeds 300,000 but does not exceed 500,00050.00
Exceeds 500,000 but does not exceed 750,000100.00
Exceeds 750,000 but does not exceed 1,000,000150.00
Exceeds 1,000,000200.00

DST on charter party and similar instruments

Registered tonnageDST rate
Does not exceed 1,000 tonsPHP 1,000 + an additional tax of PHP 100 for each month or fraction of a month in excess of 6 months
Exceeds 1,000 tons and does not exceed 10,000 tonsPHP 2,000 + an additional tax of PHP 200 for each month or fraction of a month in excess of 6 months
Exceeds 10,000 tonsPHP 3,000 + an additional tax of PHP 300 for each month or fraction of a month in excess of 6 months

DST on Financial Institutions Strategic Transfer Corporations (FISTCs)

Any document evidencing the transfer or dation in paymentexempt
Any document evidencing new loansexempt
Any document evidencing an FISTC’s capital infusion to the borrower’s business with a non-performing loan (NPL) acquired from an FI on or before 18 February 2023exempt

Capital gains tax

Capital gains arise from the sale or exchange of ‘capital assets’. Capital assets are property held by the taxpayer (whether or not connected with its trade), other than the following:

  • Inventories or property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business.
  • Real property or depreciable property used in trade or business.
  • Property of a kind that would be included in the inventory of the taxpayer if on hand at the close of the taxable year.

Capital losses are deductible only to the extent of capital gains.

There are no holding period requirements for capital assets of corporations.

A 6% final tax is imposed on the higher of the gross selling price or fair market value upon the sale, exchange, or disposition of land or buildings not actually used in the business of a corporation. The tax is withheld by the buyer at the time of sale.

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Net capital gains derived by domestic corporations from the sale, exchange, transfer, or similar transactions of shares of stock not traded through a local stock exchange are now taxed at a flat 15% rate.

Foreign corporations are now also taxed at the flat rate of 15% under the CREATE Law.

Sales of shares of stock listed and traded on a local stock exchange, other than the sale by a dealer in securities, are subject to a stock transaction tax of 0.6% based on the gross selling price, provided the listed corporation observes a minimum public ownership of at least 10% based on the company’s issued and outstanding shares, exclusive of any treasury shares or such percentage as may be prescribed by the SEC or Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), whichever is higher. Otherwise, the 15% capital gains tax shall apply.

Capital gains from the sale of bonds, debentures, or other certificates of indebtedness with a maturity of more than five years are exempt from tax.

FISTCs are exempt from capital gains tax on the transfer of land and/or buildings treated as capital assets.

Payroll taxes

The compensation and benefits of employees of employers are subject to withholding tax (WHT) based on graduated rates. The employer shall be the designated withholding agent of the government.

Social security contributions

Corporations doing business in the Philippines must be registered with social institutions, such as the Social Security System (SSS), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), and Philippine Health Corporation (PHIC), upon employment of any employee and prior to the due date of the remittance of any social contributions.

Employee contributions for social security are deducted from the employee’s salary payments. The maximum monthly deductions are PHP900 for SSS plus a maximum of PHP 450 mandatory provident fund under the Workers’ Investment and Savings Program (WISP), PHP 100 for HDMF, and PHP1,600 for PHIC.

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Employers are also required to make contributions. Employers’ maximum contribution for each employee is PHP 1,900 per month for SSS plus PHP 950 mandatory provident fund, and PHP 30 for Employees' Compensation Program. Employer contributions for HDMF and PHIC are generally of the same amount as the employee contributions.

Fringe benefits tax

A final tax of 35%, payable by the employer, is imposed on the grossed-up monetary value of fringe benefits (e.g. housing, expense accounts, vehicles of any kind, household personnel, interest on loans at lower than market rates [the current benchmark rate is 12%], membership dues for social and athletic clubs, foreign travel expenses, holiday and vacation expenses, educational assistance, insurance) furnished or granted to managerial or supervisory personnel by the employer. An exception is for fringe benefits required by the nature of or necessary to the trade, business, or profession of the employer, or when the fringe benefit is for the convenience or advantage of the employer.

The following fringe benefits are not subject to the tax:

  • Those authorised and exempted from tax under special laws.
  • Contributions of the employer for the benefit of the employee to retirement, insurance, and hospitalisation benefit plans.
  • Those granted to rank-and-file employees (however, the employees may be subject to WHT on compensation).
  • Those of relatively small value or de minimis benefits.

The fringe benefits tax is payable on a calendar quarter basis and is an additional deductible expense for the employer. Fringe benefits already subjected to fringe benefits tax will no longer form part of the employee’s taxable income.

The grossed-up monetary value of the fringe benefit is generally computed by dividing the actual monetary value of the benefit by 65%.

Donor’s taxes

Donor’s tax is a tax on a donation or gift, and is imposed on the gratuitous transfer of property. It shall apply whether the transfer is in trust or otherwise, whether the gift is direct or indirect, and whether the property is real or personal, tangible or intangible.

The donor’s tax rate is fixed at 6% based on total gifts in excess of PHP 250,000 made during the calendar year.However, a sale, exchange, or other transfer made in the ordinary course of business (i.e. bona fide transaction, at arm’s-length, and free from donative intent) shall be considered as made for an adequate and full consideration,and is exempt from donor’s tax.

Local government taxes

Local government units impose local business taxes, which are generally based on the gross sales or gross receipts of the prior year, and real property taxes, which are levied annually on the basis of a fixed proportion of the value of the real property (taxable value). The local business tax rate varies depending on the location of the business, but generally shall not exceed 3%. Real property located in a province may be subject to real property tax of not more than 1% of its taxable value, while real property in a city (or municipality in Metro Manila) may be subject to real property tax of not more than 2% of its taxable value.In addition, an annual tax of 1% of the taxable value of real property shall accrue to the special education fund.

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What are the taxes for corporation in the Philippines? ›

The corporate income tax rate is 25% while the minimum corporate income tax (MCIT) is 2%. This was reduced to 1% until 30 June 2023, after which it will revert to 2%.

What is the optional corporate income tax in the Philippines? ›

Corporate income tax rate and basis of taxation

Effective from July 1, 2020, Philippine corporations are taxed at a rate of 25% (reduced from 30%), except for corporations having net taxable revenue of less than 5 million PHP and total assets of less than 100 million PHP, which is taxed at a rate of 20%.

What is other percentage tax in the Philippines? ›

Other Percentage Tax or OPT is a business tax imposed on INDIVIDUALS or BUSINESSES that sell or lease goods or services with an annual revenue that doesn't exceed P3 million and is NOT VAT registered. Thus, this can apply to a broad range of groups from professionals to sole proprietors or even corporations.

Is a domestic corporation taxable on income from inside the Philippines only? ›

A domestic corporation is subject to tax on its worldwide income. On the other hand, a foreign corporation is subject to tax only on income from Philippine sources.

How do you calculate taxes for a corporation? ›

You can figure out the effective tax rate for your corporation by dividing the cost of taxes by the pre-tax earnings of your corporation. For example, if the corporation made $100,000 before taxes and was taxed $10,000, the effective tax rate would be 10%.

How are non resident foreign corporations taxed in the Philippines? ›

Corporations and individuals engaged in business are required to withhold the appropriate tax on income payments to non-residents, generally at the rate of 25% in the case of payments to non-resident foreign corporations and for non-resident aliens not engaged in trade or business (see the Income determination section ...

What is minimum corporate tax Philippines? ›

Minimum corporate income tax

The MCIT is imposed when the standard 20 percent CIT is lower than the two percent MCIT on the company's gross income. Any excess of the MCIT over the normal tax may be carried forward and credited against the normal tax for the three immediately succeeding taxable years.

Who are exempted from business tax in the Philippines? ›

Persons, who are not VAT-registered, who sell goods, properties or services, whose annual gross sales and/or receipts do not exceed three million pesos (Php3,000,000.00) and are exempt from value-added tax (VAT) under Section 109 (BB) of the National Internal Revenue Code, as amended by Republic Act (RA) No. 10963.

What is the 15 corporate tax? ›

The Corporate AMT is a tax of 15% on “adjusted financial statement income” (as described in detail below) as opposed to adjusted taxable income — a significant departure from the general approach to U.S. tax policy. The new Corporate AMT will apply to tax years beginning after December 31, 2022.

What is Philippine tax 12%? ›

A 12% value added tax (VAT) of the gross selling price is imposed to all importation, sale, barter, exchange or lease of goods or properties and sale of services.

What is the new tax rate in the Philippines 2023? ›

The TRAIN Act, approved in 2017, provided for a reduction in personal income tax rates with effect from 1 January 2018, with a further reduction as follows from 1 January 2023: up to PHP 250,000 - 0% over PHP 250,000 up to 400,000 - 15% over PHP 400,000 up to 800,000 - 20%

What is the 3 percentage tax in the Philippines? ›

The 3% tax on persons who are not VAT-registered because their annual sales or receipts do not exceed the VAT threshold of PHP 3 million is adjusted to 1% from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2023 but will revert to 3% thereafter.

What is the income exempt from income tax in the Philippines? ›

“The income tax exemption for the first P250,000 that every compensation earner makes annually is the gift of President Duterte to the Filipino people,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said. “This means that those earning around P20,000 and below per month will pay zero.”

What is the difference between a domestic corporation and a foreign corporation in the Philippines? ›

A domestic corporation is a corporation that is created or organised under Philippine laws. A foreign corporation that is duly licensed to engage in trade or business within the Philippines is referred to as a 'resident foreign corporation'.

Is income outside Philippines taxable? ›

The Philippines taxes its resident citizens on their worldwide income. Non-resident citizens and aliens, whether or not resident in the Philippines, are taxed only on income from sources within the Philippines.

How much should corporations pay in taxes? ›

Corporations in the United States pay federal corporate income taxes levied at a 21 percent rate.

On what basis is corporate tax calculated? ›

A corporate tax is a tax on the profits of a corporation. The taxes are paid on a company's taxable income, which includes revenue minus cost of goods sold (COGS), general and administrative (G&A) expenses, selling and marketing, research and development, depreciation, and other operating costs.

How is annual income tax calculated in the Philippines? ›

Calculating Your Annual Income Tax
  1. SSS - ₱25,000 x 0.045 = ₱1,125, then ₱1,125 x 12 months = ₱13,500.
  2. PhilHealth - ₱25,000 x 0.035 = ₱875 ÷ 2 = ₱437.50, then ₱437.50 x 12 months = ₱5,250.
  3. Pag-IBIG - ₱100 x 12 months = ₱1,200.
  4. Add and get the total: ₱13,500 + ₱5,250 + ₱1,200 = ₱19,950.
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How can I avoid paying tax in the Philippines? ›

Opening a small business can give you 100% tax savings. As long as your assets are below 3 million pesos, you are eligible to apply as a Barangay Micro Business Enterprise (BMBE). Once you are approved, you can enjoy 100% income tax exemption and exemption from minimum wage plus lower local taxes.

Can a foreigner be part of a corporation in the Philippines? ›

Foreign investors usually have the same rights as Filipino citizens and must register their businesses with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (corporation, partnership, branch office or representative office) or with the Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection ( ...

Is there a tax treaty between US and Philippines? ›

The U.S.- Philippines Income Tax Treaty went into effect in 1977. The United States joined the OECD in 1961. The Philippines is not a member of the OECD. Since China is not a member of the OECD, U.S. courts cannot defer to the OECD to interpret the treaty terms.

Is 20k taxable in the Philippines? ›

If you make ₱ 20,000 a year living in Philippines, you will be taxed ₱ 2,756. That means that your net pay will be ₱ 17,244 per year, or ₱ 1,437 per month. Your average tax rate is 13.8% and your marginal tax rate is 9.9%.

What is the corporate income tax in the Philippines prior to the Create Act? ›

A. Corporate income tax reduction and other pandemic-related tax relief under CREATE
Type of businessPre-CREATECREATE
Domestic corporations which earn a taxable income above P5M30%25%
Foreign corporations subject to the regular rate (for nonresident foreign corporations: effective January 1, 2021)30%25%
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How much is the capital of small business in the Philippines? ›

The Minimum Capital Requirements in the Philippines

In general, the minimum paid-up capital of a corporation in the Philippines must not be less than ₱5,000. Enterprises are required to pay, in full amount, at least 25% of the subscribed capital stock, an amount of which should not be less than ₱5,000.

Do I need to register my small business Philippines? ›

All businesses in the Philippines are required to apply for a certificate of registration with the BIR. It enables taxpayers to pay their taxes and enjoy the benefits of having a legal business.

How is local business tax calculated in the Philippines? ›

The RPT is based on the assessed value of the property multiplied by the tax rate. For most cities and municipalities, the RPT rate is 2% and 1% of the assessed value for Metro Manila and the provinces, respectively. The assessed property value is the fair market value multiplied by the assessment level.

What are the new corporate tax laws for 2023? ›

Corporations earning $1 billion in profits will now be subject to a new minimum federal corporate tax of 15%. This tax is based on income in a corporation's financial statement, not the corporation's taxable income. Corporations will also receive a 1% tax on the value of stock buybacks.

What is the corporate alternative minimum tax for 2023? ›

Beginning in 2023, the United States will apply a 15% corporate alternative minimum tax (CAMT). The CAMT applies to corporations with average annual adjusted book income over $1 billion for a period of three consecutive years.

What are the new corporate taxes for 2023? ›

Corporate Tax Rate in United States remained unchanged at 21 % in 2023. The maximum rate was 52.8 % and minimum was 1 %. Data published Yearly by Internal Revenue Service.

What is 8% Philippine tax? ›

If the total Gross Sales/Receipts Do Not Exceed VAT Threshold of P3,000,000, the Individual Taxpayer May Opt to Avail: 8% Income Tax on Gross Sales/Receipts and Other Non-Operating Income in Lieu of the Graduated Income Tax Rates and the Percentage Tax; Or. Income Tax Based on Graduated Income Tax Rates.

How much is 23 000 tax in the Philippines? ›

If you make ₱ 23,000 a year living in Philippines, you will be taxed ₱ 3,008. That means that your net pay will be ₱ 19,992 per year, or ₱ 1,666 per month. Your average tax rate is 13.1% and your marginal tax rate is 5.0%.

Who are exempted from VAT in the Philippines? ›

Services of banks, non-bank financial intermediaries performing quasi-banking functions, and other non-bank financial intermediaries. Sale or lease of goods and services to senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

What is the non taxable income in the Philippines 2023? ›

A new set of income tax rates will be applied as of this month, January 2023, and onwards. Those earning less than P20,833.33 will still be exempted from paying personal income tax.

Is 13th month pay taxable in the Philippines? ›

Is 13th Month Pay Taxable in the Philippines? Yes, 13th month pay is taxable in the Philippines if it exceeds PHP 90,000 (~$1714). If an employee's 13th month pay is below the threshold, they will receive the salary in full, tax-free.

How much is income tax in 2024 Philippines? ›

If you make ₱ 2,024 a year living in Philippines, you will be taxed ₱ 1,195. That means that your net pay will be ₱ 829 per year, or ₱ 69.06 per month. Your average tax rate is 59.1% and your marginal tax rate is 59.1%. This marginal tax rate means that your immediate additional income will be taxed at this rate.

Who paid highest tax in Philippines? ›

The top ten taxpayers based on duties and taxes paid include (1) Mondelez Philippines Inc; (2) JT International (Philippines) Inc.; (3) GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Inc.; (4) Unilever Philippines, Inc.; (5) Chevron Philippines Inc.; (6) Nestle Philippines Inc.; (7) Novartis Health Care Phils Inc.; (8) Pilipinas Shell ...

Do expats pay taxes in Philippines? ›

All US expats must file this standard tax form regardless of location. Additionally, US expats in the Philippines may need to file Form 2555 to claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. This exclusion allows US expats to exclude up to a certain amount of their foreign-earned income from US taxes.

Who pays percentage tax in the Philippines? ›

Percentage Tax is a business tax imposed on persons or entities who sell or lease goods, properties or services in the course of trade or business whose gross annual sales or receipts do not exceed P550,000 and are not VAT-registered.

Is 50 years old tax free in the Philippines? ›

Section 32(B)(6)(a) of the Tax Code provides that retirement benefits received under the mandatory provisions of the Labor Code, such as reaching 60 years old but not more than 65 years and has served for at least five years, are tax-exempt.

Is 15k salary taxable in the Philippines? ›

If you make ₱ 15,000 a year living in Philippines, you will be taxed ₱ 2,263. That means that your net pay will be ₱ 12,737 per year, or ₱ 1,061 per month. Your average tax rate is 15.1% and your marginal tax rate is 9.9%.

Can a foreigner own a one person corporation in the Philippines? ›

Yes. A foreigner may establish an OPC in the Philippines, subject to applicable capital requirements and statutory restrictions on foreign equity in certain investment sectors.

What is C Corp vs S Corp in the Philippines? ›

How they're different: C corps pay taxes on corporate income, and their shareholders pay personal taxes on any distributions from the company, meaning dividends are essentially taxed twice. S corps enjoy pass-through tax treatment, meaning shareholders pay personal income taxes on distributions from the company only.

Why does a foreign corporation has to register in the Philippines? ›

Foreign corporations intending to operate in the Philippines through the modes allowed by law, should register with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC]. Such registration is necessary to give legal personality thereto.

Is double taxation allowed in the Philippines? ›

In the Philippines, double taxation is not prohibited by the Constitution but is not favored, as it can violate the requirement that taxes must be uniform.

How much money can you receive from overseas without paying taxes? ›

If you're an American expat, you may have to pay taxes on a money transfer to a U.S. resident if your financial gift exceeds $16,000. That is the gift tax exclusion for the current tax year. If you need to report a transfer of this kind, our tax CPAs can complete IRS Form 709 and submit it by Tax Day.

How can I avoid double taxation? ›

When a business is organized as a pass-through entity, profits flow directly to the owner or owners. In turn, these are not taxed at the corporate level and again at the personal level. Instead, the owners will pay taxes at their personal rate, but double taxation is avoided.

What is the minimum tax for a corporation? ›

Every corporation that is incorporated, registered, or doing business in California must pay the $800 minimum franchise tax.

How does the 15% corporate tax work? ›

Corporate Tax per Book Income: Book income refers to the income that companies publicly report to their shareholders on their financial statements. The 15% minimum tax applies to the corporations' book income. After calculation, the corporations will have to pay whichever tax is higher.

Who pays the corporate tax? ›

Businesses in America broadly fall into two categories: C corporations, which pay the corporate income tax, and pass-throughs—such as partnerships, S corporations, LLCs, and sole proprietorships—which “pass” their income “through” to their owner's income tax returns and pay the ordinary individual income tax.

How do corporations avoid taxes? ›

How do profitable corporations get away with paying no U.S. income tax? Their most lucrative (and perfectly legal) tax avoidance strategies include accelerated depreciation, the offshoring of profits, generous deductions for appreciated employee stock options, and tax credits.

How much salary is taxable in the Philippines? ›

Income Tax
Amount of Net Taxable IncomeRate
P250,000P400,00020% of the excess over P250,000
P400,000P800,000P30,000 + 25% of the excess over P400,000
P800,000P2,000,000P130,000 + 30% of the excess over P800,000
P2,000,000P8,000,000P490,000 + 32% of the excess over P2,000,000
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Do foreigners pay VAT in Philippines? ›

The government collects a 12% VAT on goods consumed within the Southeast Asian country. The plan is to allow foreigners to get a VAT refund on items they are taking out of the Philippines, similar to what many other countries offer.

What are 3 items that are VAT exempt? ›

VAT exempt supplies include:
  • Education and training.
  • Insurance, finance and credit.
  • Fundraising events by charities.
  • Medical treatments provided by hospitals.
  • Subscriptions to membership organisations.
  • Selling, leasing and letting of commercial land and buildings — though authorities can waive this exemption.
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