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K&C is a contributing editor for the expat Travel & Lifestyle Magazine which is read by many local and foreign business people and travelers in the Philippines.  Articles that K&C have written relate to business topics which interest many local and foreign business people and investors in the Philippines.

Doing Business in the Philippines - 3

05 Jul: Doing Business in the Philippines

Understanding the business environment of a country is one of the first steps an investor, an entrepreneur, or a legal entity has to take in order to assess the viability of setting up or expanding a business outside its headquarters’ territory. It is crucial to identify if the opportunities present in the market are supported by entities, systems, and mechanisms which make doing business in the country easier compared to other locations in the region.

Zero-Rating VAT Incentive to PEZA-Registered Companies 2

21 Mar: Zero-Rating VAT Incentive to PEZA-Registered Companies Not Repealed by TRAIN Law

President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed five provisions from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act before he signed it into law as Republic Act No. 10963 in December 2017. Among the provisions he vetoed is the zero-rating on the sales of goods and services to separate customs territories and tourism enterprise zones – which created uncertainties on the fate of the 0% value-added tax (VAT) incentive currently being enjoyed by companies registered under the separate customs territories of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).