allowable deductions

Overview of Deductible Expenses in the Philippines

By: Garry S. Pagaspas In computing for the income tax in the Philippines, certain deductible expenses are subtracted from gross income. They are technically termed as “allowable deductions from gross income” and they could be under itemized deductions or under optional standard deductions (OSD). In either case, they share the same concept, unless stated hereunder.

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How to compute Optional Standard Deductions (OSD)?

Under the advent of Republic Act No. 8424 otherwise known as “The Tax Reform Act of 1997” (RA 8424), OSD is applicable only to individual taxpayers engaged in trade or business, or engaged in the practice of profession. It is computed at ten percent (10%) based on the gross profit after deducting the cost of

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Tax savings under Optional Standard Deduction (OSD)

For taxpayers engaged in trade, business, or practice of profession, optional standard deduction (OSD) is a good are to look at for tax savings.  Under Section 34(L) of the Tax Code, as amended by Republic Act No. 9504 dated June 17, 2008, and hereunder quoted: “Section 34(L) Optional Standard Deduction. – In lieu of the

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Seminar Schedules

January 2018

January 25, 2018 ThursdayBasic Income Taxation for Sole Proprietors under New ITR

January 26, 2018 FridayHow to Analyze Financial Statements for Managers and Entrepreneurs Seminar

January 27, 2018 SaturdayBasic Income Taxation for Corporation under New ITR

February 2018

February 01, 2018 Thursday – Input VAT Refund Seminar

February 02, 2018 FridayReturns and Reports Preparation under eBIR and Online Submission Seminar

February 03, 2018 SaturdayWithholding Taxes, Subjects and Applications

February 08, 2018 ThursdayHow to Register Business Entity in the Philippines Seminar

February 09, 2018 FridayBIR Examination: Their Procedures and Other Related Defenses

February 13, 2018 Tuesday – Tax Reforms for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Seminar

February 15-16, 2018 Thursday & FridayBasic Business Taxation Simplified

February 17, 2018 SaturdayValue Added Tax: In and Out

February 22-23, 2018 Thursday & Friday – Basic Business Accounting and BIR Compliance for VAT Entities