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SEC Incorporation Philippines

SEC Releases Guidelines on Authentication of Articles of Incorporation

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under the SEC Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 16 Series of 2020, adopts a relaxed set of guidelines on the authentication of Articles of Incorporation in applications for registration of new domestic corporations, promoting an easier process for business registration in the Philippines.


Post Registration Requirements for PEZA Registered Entities

Application for Approval of Start of Commercial Operations (SCO) – first year only
The application for approval of SCO is one of the prerequisites for the validation of the Income Tax Holiday (ITH) Incentive and securing of the PEZA Certificate of Available Incentives. This must be filed within seven (7) days from the actual commencement of commercial operations.