Jan 302017

With the current administration, we are finally seeing steady developments on tax reform. On Jan. 17, the first package of the program, covering a proposed reduction in personal income taxes and an increase in consumption taxes, was filed with the House of Representatives. This would be the closest we have got to finally seeing progress towards a simplified, fair and more efficient tax system. Is change finally coming? Will this change truly reduce poverty and promote inclusive growth in the Philippines? Let us hope so.

Jan 292017

In previous Suits the C-Suite articles, we have provided an overview of the potential impact of the new revenue recognition standard, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, on certain industries such as telecommunications and banking. Another industry where the entities may need to change their revenue recognition policies and practices resulting from IFRS 15 is the retail and consumer products industry.