Philippine Articles for Business People, Investors & Travelers
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.
Utilizing the services of an Employer of Record (EoR) from the Philippines enables a client or company to cost-effectively outsource their tax compliance, human resource management, salary compensation, benefits administration, and payroll processing to minimize legal and tax burdens from their enterprise.
Many companies outsource their back-office, customer support, and technical job functions to third-party providers in the Philippines. Initially, they fully outsourced these operations to companies like Accenture, Convergys, TeleTech and other global business process management providers throughout Metro Manila to take advantage of low labor costs.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) net inflows into the country hit $4.8 billion from January to May 2018, exhibiting a growth of 49% compared to the US$3.3 billion figure from the same period in 2017. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), this growth is mainly on account of the expansion in net equity capital investments by 469.1% to US$1.4 billion.
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.
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).