Taxation in the Philippines

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Taxation in the Philippines is controlled by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Income Tax[edit]


The income tax rate for individuals ranges from 5% to 32%.[1]


The income tax rate for corporations is 30%.[2]

Business Taxes[edit]

Value-Added Tax (VAT)[edit]

Value added tax is a general consumption tax that requires a 12% additional tax on the sales price of goods and/or services by VAT-registered seller or seller required by law to be under the VAT system.[3] It is an indirect tax, which may be shifted or passed on to the buyer, transferee or lessee of goods, properties or services.[4]

Percentage Tax[edit]

Percentage tax is a business tax imposed on persons or entities/transactions:

1. Who sell or lease goods, properties or services in the course of trade or business and are exempt from value-added tax (VAT) under Section 109 (w) of the National Internal Revenue Code, as amended, whose gross annual sales and/or receipts do not exceed Php 1,919,500 and who are not VAT-registered; and

2. Engaged in businesses specified in Title V of the National Internal Revenue Code.[5][6]

Excise taxes[edit]

Excise taxes apply to goods manufactured or produced in the Philippines for domestic sales or consumption or for any other disposition and to things imported.[7]