Doing Business in the Philippines

This page details the most essential items needed to establish a business in the Philippines.
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Determining a Company's Taxable Income in the Philippines

Knowing a company's taxable income is important to better maintain it, the following are the most relevant terms that must be remembered for both foreign and domestic business owners.

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Essential laws and other requirements for doing business in the Philippines

There are certain laws for doing business in the Philippines that are strictly enforced and must be followed to avoid financial penalties. The following laws are the most commonly observed by foreign investors.

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Government Incentives and other tax incentives

The Philippine government grants tax incentives to businesses engaged in some preferred activities to promote and encourage investment in desirable areas of activities. These select areas of activities are usually enumerated in an investment priorities plan (IPP) prepared annually by the Philippine Board of Investments, subject to the approval of the President.

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Beneficial new business legislations and Corporate Vehicles for Foreign Investors

There are legislations and Corporate Vehicles at work in the Philippines that would make doing business easier.

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Guidelines on Foreign Exchange Controls, Intellectual property, Madrid Protocol

Knowing Intellectual property rules and the importance of the Madrid Protocol is beneficial for Foreign Investors.

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Foreign Investment policies and benefits

Foreign investment is possible in the Philippines, but certain things need to be considered before starting.

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Important Terms and Policies of Doing Business in the Philppines

There are various important terms and policies that need to be considered when conducting business in the Philippines, complying with the ones listed below is key to the success of any business owner.

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Benefits of Outsourcing Registrations

It can be cumbersome to register your business; you’ll need to sign and file every single government document, along with other tasks that put a strain on resources. That’s why Mazars corporate secretarial teams are more than willing to manage and complete all your compliance milestones, leaving you with ample time to focus on pursuing your business’ core goals.

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Sole Proprietorships in the Philippines

The Philippine law defines sole proprietorship as a business structure owned by a lone individual who has complete control/authority of its own and holds all the assets, personally owes and answers to all liabilities and losses. A sole proprietorship must apply for a business name and be registered with the DTI-National Capital Region (NCR). In the provinces, the application may be filed with the DTI regional/provincial offices.

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Cooperations in the Philippines

Cooperatives in the Philippines are defined by the “Philippine cooperative code of 2008” as an autonomous and duly registered association of persons, with a common bond of interest, who have voluntarily joined together to achieve their social, economic, and cultural needs and aspirations by making equitable contributions to the capital required, patronising their products and services and accepting a fair share of the risks and benefits of the undertaking by universally accepted cooperative principles.

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