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3rd tranche of TRAIN law to further jack up fishers’ costs

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2020

By: Karl R. Ocampo, Philippine Daily Inquire, 9 Jan 2020 The country’s fisherfolk are already bracing for the impact of the last tranche of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act as their fuel costs are expected to increase by P1,000 a month with its implementation—a seemingly small amount but a huge sacrifice…

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No settlement yet on tax perks vs rational incentives in tax reform part 2

Published by rudy Date posted on August 9, 2019

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug 9, 2019 The second package of the Duterte administration’s tax reform program has a new name and, if conflicting proposals by two government agencies are settled, would have a new character, too. A new version of the second package, formerly called Tax Reform for Attracting Better…

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Study: TRAIN law hurt lower-income folk more

Published by rudy Date posted on April 25, 2019

By Cai Ordinario, Businessmirror, Apr 25, 2019 THE implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law may have worsened the plight of lower-income households, according to studies commissioned by state-owned think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

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TRAIN 2 could cost PH 90% of foreign investments, warns Aquino

Published by rudy Date posted on April 1, 2019

by Mar S. Arguelles, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Apr 1, 2019 SORSOGON CITY — Senator Bam Aquino has warned that 90 percent of the foreign direct investments (FDI) in the country would pull out if the Duterte administration insists on pushing for its second package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN 2) law.

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NTUC Philippines Cautions Against Tax, Tax, Tax!

Published by rudy Date posted on February 19, 2019

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1,200 companies might leave Philippines due to TRAIN 2, Drilon warns

Published by rudy Date posted on December 5, 2018

by Cathrine Gonzales, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec 5, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — At least 1,200 companies might leave the country while a good number of investors may have doubts on investments if incentives are removed under the government’s proposed second package of tax reform.

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DTI proposing changes TRABAHO bill 131

Published by rudy Date posted on October 29, 2018

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) – Oct 29, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is proposing changes to the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High Quality Opportunities (TRABAHO) bill such as longer period for income tax holidays (ITH) of five years instead of three years, an option for…

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Foreign business chambers want Duterte admin to keep PEZA out of TRAIN 2

Published by rudy Date posted on September 12, 2018

By TED CORDERO, GMA News, Sep 12, 2018 The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce of the Philippines (JFC) on Wednesday urged the Duterte administration to retain the incentives of companies registered under the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

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Job losses seen under Trabaho bill

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2018

‘The tax reform measures being put forth will reverse the progress…attained thus far,’ says the Philippine Ecozones Association by Ralf Rivas, Aug 30, 2018 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Ecozones Association (Philea) warned that the Tax Reform for Attracting Better and High-Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would have a negative impact on foreign direct investments in…

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Ecozone locators: Prepare for job cuts, weak exports if TRAIN 2 is passed

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2018

by Bilyonaryo, Aug 30, 2018 The country will lose its luster as an investment destination if the tax perks are removed. The government should say goodbye to foreign investments if it is so bent on passing package two of the tax reform program, the Philippine Ecozones Association (PHILEA) said.

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Japanese firms seek tax perk extension to deal with difficult PH economy

Published by rudy Date posted on August 30, 2018

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug 30, 2018 Japanese firms say the transition period towards rationalized tax incentives is too short, which will leave them struggling under a business climate seen as “one of the worst in Asia Pacific.”

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No job loss expected under TRAIN 2 but contingency plan in place — DOF

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2018

By: Julius N. Leonen, INQUIRER.net, Aug 22, 2018 Finance officials are not expecting any loss of jobs under the second package of the government’s new tax reform plan. Cash grants, however, would be put into place as part of a contingency plan if “minimal” or “temporary” job losses will be reported.

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Study: Poorest Filipinos suffer most from ‘TRAIN’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 17, 2018

ABS-CBN News, Aug 17, 2018 Watch here. A statistics expert claimed the poorest Filipinos suffer the most from the brunt of tax reforms. And with government subsidy still not fully distributed, a lawmaker is considering the measure’s suspension. – Business Nightly, ANC, August 16, 2018

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Second tax package to create more jobs

Published by rudy Date posted on May 26, 2018

By: Ben O. de Vera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 26, 2018 The proposed second tax reform package is expected to create not only more but also better jobs as the government would grant incentives to investments generating employment opportunities, the think tank Action for Economic Reforms said.

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Train 2 casts cloud on sunshine industry

Published by rudy Date posted on May 23, 2018

by KATLENE CACHO, Sunstar THE second package of the government’s tax reform is seen to dampen the future of the country’s information technology and business process management (IT-BPM), an industry official said.

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Former DOF chiefs back 2nd tax reform package

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2018

By: Ben O. de Vera , Inquired, May 20, 2018 Former top officials of the Department of Finance are backing the second tax reform package aimed at reducing corporate income tax rates while rationalizing the fiscal perks being enjoyed by investors.

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