Posts tagged ‘BIR’

BIR For Freelancers: A Quick Guide to Paying Taxes

Published: May 24, 2017 | General Information | 5 Comments

Paying taxes is mandatory. It’s what all law-abiding citizens do. Employees don’t really have to think about it as it’s done automatically by their company for them. But it’s a different story for freelancers and business owners. Today, we focus on how freelancers can register and pay taxes to the BIR. Particularly, what are the […]

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How To Get a BIR Tax Identification Number (TIN)

Published: February 6, 2017 | General Information | 1 Comment

When are you required to get a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue or BIR? How do you get or secure one? There are several reasons why you would need to apply for a TIN. The most common is you need it for employment, specifically for your first job. The […]

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Employees vs Professionals: Which One Pays More Taxes?

Updated: September 24, 2014 | Freelancing, Personal Finance | 20 Comments

I met with an accountant friend yesterday and one of the topics of our conversation was how much taxes employees and professionals pay in the Philippines. I listened intently to his explanation, and below is my best effort to share with you the surprising things I learned. — Meet Mr. Employee. He is a graphic […]

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