Legal Lending Investor

It’s Time to Legalize your Philippines Lending Business

The War on Money Lenders Emmanuel F. Piñol Secretary of Agriculture posted on his facebook page on January 10, 2017 that President Duterte ordered the arrest and deportation of foreigners engaged in 5 – 6 money lending. 5 – 6 money lending; are small loans given to small business who cannot obtain bank loans as

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Document Imaging System

Five Benefits of Document Imaging Systems

Businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut costs and increase productivity. One of the many ways this can be achieved is by investing in advanced technologies that will eradicate timely hand-operated tasks. These allow organizations to waste less time on routine but necessary office work and more time on Important Matters. What is a

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Business Permit Renewal 2017

BUSINESS PERMIT RENEWAL 2017

 January is time for Business Permit renewal in the Philippines, and should be done between January 1st – 20th, 2017.  The law requires, every business establishment to annually renew its registration with the local government unit (LGU) that has jurisdiction over its place of business.   REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL Renewal of Barangay Clearance – present

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2016 Philippines Holidays

The following is a list of holidays for 2016, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, unless otherwise specified: January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday) January 2, 2016, Saturday  – (Special non-working day) === === === February 8, 2016, Monday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day) February 25, 2016, Thursday –

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founders vesting share holders agreement

Startup Founders Business Registration Questions Part 2

Should startup founders sign a shareholders agreement (SHA)? Yes, startup founders should sign a shareholders agreement which should include most of the following items. The shareholders agreement should be written in clear language, definitions of words should be included to avoid ambiguities and disagreements among the founders, during the life of the company.   Capital

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Transportation app Philippines Uber Grabcar

UBER GrabCar and the Philippines Transportation Legislation

Uber, Lyft and other transportation are facing numerous regulatory and legal challenges to its operations worldwide. In the Philippines on October 22, 2014 the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) apprehended an Uber driver in a sting operation for driving passengers for a fee without a Certificate of Public Conveyance. The driver was fined

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Philippines Business Registration

Starting a Philippine Business as a Foreigner

It doesn’t not matter whether you’re a foreigner or a Filipino, it really is difficult to start a business in the Philippines. Tips for foreigners who want to register a company in the Philippines Do your homework! There are many restrictions on foreign equity ownership of businesses in the Philippines. The percentage of foreign ownership

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Philippines Holidays

2015 Philippines Holidays

The following is a list of holidays for 2015, declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014, unless otherwise specified: January 1, 2015, Thursday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday) January 2, 2015, Friday – Additional special non-working day (Special non-working day) === === === February 19, 2015, Thursday – Chinese New Year (Special

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Philippines Tax Filings BIR

A Brief Overview of BIR Filing Rules for Philippine Corporations Businesses

Bureau of Internal Revenue Tax Filings Upon registering your corporation, branch office or business with the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), you will be required to attend a seminar that will orient you on your company’s basic tax obligations in the Philippines. While most corporation owners would send their accountants to this seminar rather

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Philippine epeso bitcoin

Philippine Congress studies bill creating E-Peso

Philippine congresswoman Kimi Cojuangco has filed House Bill no. 4914, or the Electronic Peso or E-Peso Act of 2014, the objective of which is to create digital legal tender that can be used as cash, as opposed to credit cards, for the purchase of goods and services on the Internet. Although digital in nature, E-Pesos

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BIR Registration

Steps in Registering Your Corporation with the BIR

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is the Philippines’ primary taxation agency. It is authorized to assess and collect taxes from all income-generating entities in the country. Before any business can commence operations, they are required to register with the BIR or be penalized in accordance with Philippine law. Here are the steps to registering

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Philippines Business Permit

Steps in Securing Your Corporation’s Business Permit at the City Hall

Once you’ve obtained your Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) certificate of incorporation and your barangay permit, the next step in registering your Philippine-based corporation is to get a business permit – also called the mayor’s permit – from city hall. The process of business permit application tends to vary among localities. In some places, the

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Philippines Business Registration

Steps in Registering Your Corporation in the Philippines: A Brief Overview

Once you have decided that the Philippines is a good place for setting up business, it’s time to begin the process of registering your corporation. Here are the steps to registering a corporation in the Philippines: 1. Register your company name with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) . This is the government agency under

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BPO Philippines BOI Registration IPP

2014 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP)

In an effort to attract prospective investors in the Philippine economy, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has submitted the 2014 Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) to Malacañang for approval last July 2014. Unlike previous years where the IPP changed on a yearly basis, the 2014 IPP will be valid until 2016 or 3 years.

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Philippines Asian Business Gateway

The Philippines – A Prime Location for International Business

At the Crossroads – Gateway to East Asia The Philippines is the perfect base for any company that wants to do business internationally. Being strategically located between two great trade routes – the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, the country is placed at the crossroads of international shipping and airlines. The Philippines is

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Starting a Business in the Philippines

Why would anyone want to start and do business in the Philippines? The bureaucratic and legal hurdles a company or entrepreneur must overcome to incorporate and register a new firm here can be frustrating. However, with the help of a business consultant, that has extensive experience in Philippines business registration and setting up foreign owned

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2014 Audited Financial Statement

2014 Filing Dates of Annual Financial Statement SEC Philippines

All corporations, including branch offices, representative offices, regional headquarters and regional operating headquarters of foreign corporations must file their Annual Financial Statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission depending on the last numerical digit of their SEC registration or license number, as follows: Filing Dates Filing Date Last Digit of SEC Registration/License April 14, 15,

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SEC Name Reservation Philippines

Philippines SEC Name Reservation

The first step in registering a business in the Philippines is to reserve a name by either visiting the SEC or through their online reservation system http://iregister.sec.gov.ph/MainServlet. First time of users of the system will need to signup as a new user. Once you have an account you will be able to verify and reserve

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Business Registration Cost Philippines

Business Registration Cost Philippines Corporation

The cost for a business registering a corporation in the Philippines is based on the amount of authorized capital. Depending on the nature of the business and the percentage of foreign ownership there may be a minimum paid-in capital requirement. Schedule of fees and charges for registration of a new corporation: Name Reservation: PHP 100.00

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2014 Philippines Holidays

President Aquino has proclaimed the 2014 Philippines Public Holidays under Presidential Proclamation 655 Regular Holidays New Year’s Day – January 1 (Wednesday) Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Wednesday) Maundy Thursday – April 17 Good Friday – April 18 Labor Day – May 1 (Thursday) Independence Day – June 12 (Thursday) National Heroes Day –

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Philippines Startup Scene

The startup scene in the Philippines is thriving with events every week, ranging from hackathons, open coffees, gamification, conferences and meetups on just about every programming language, apis to social innovation. These events are not only being held in Metro Manila but also in Baguio, Cebu and Davao. The Philippines’ startups are in education, tech,

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Registration of Online Casino Gaming Gambling Sports Betting License Philippines

Foreign companies can obtain licenses in the Philippines to operate online gaming/e-gaming, online casino and sports betting businesses. A 100% foreign owned company can register and operate an online gaming business in the Philippines as a domestic corporation or by opening a branch office licensed by the SEC to transact business in the Philippines. Officially,

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Ways around Philippines Foreign Investment Act

Many people ask how they may circumvent the Philippines laws on foreign ownership as stated in the foreign investment negative list. Most inquires pertain to foreign ownership of land and foreign ownership of corporations engaged in retail business or where the foreign equity is restricted to 40% or less. No legal solutions exist for a

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SEC Amends GIS Requirements

Every business registered with the Philippines SEC is required to submit a General Information Sheet (GIS) every year to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The amended GIS requirements can be found in SEC Memorandum Circular 10 Series of 2013. The changes are: 1. Number of copies to be submitted reduced to 4 from 5 2.

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Tax Identification Number for Foreign Investors

Tax Identification Number for Foreign Investors

Foreign corporations and individuals whether resident or non-resident, who have opened/invested in a domestic corporation, branch office, representative office or any other legal entity licensed to transact business in the Philippines are now required to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). SEC Filings All documents to be filed

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Philippines Business Registration for Shared Service Centers

Shared Services Business Registration There are multiple business entities that can be used to operate a shared service center in the Philippines. Depending on the exact nature of its activities the center may be setup as a regular BPO which could be incorporated as a Domestic Corporation or Branch Office a ROHQ or RHQ may

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Philippines Business Registration Requirements Checklist

All businesses whether locally or foreign owned: corporations, branch offices or any other legal entity that will be licensed to do business in the Philippines are required to register their business with numerous government agencies. The Philippines business registration requirements are: 1.    Verify and reserve the business name with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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SEC Eases Registration Requirements for Branch and Representative Offices

Foreign companies whose home country does not require them to prepare and submit audited financial statements are no longer mandated by the SEC to submit an audited financial statement to obtain a license to transact business in the Philippines for their branch or representative offices. In line with Administrative Order No.38 on Ease of Doing

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2013 Philippines Holidays

President Aquino has proclaimed the 2013 Philippines Public Holidays under Presidential Proclamation 459 Regular Holidays New Year’s Day – January 1 (Tuesday) Maundy Thursday – March 28 Good Friday – March 29 Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Tuesday) Labor Day – May 1 (Wednesday) Independence Day – June 12 (Wednesday) National Heroes Day –

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2012 Philippines Holidays

President Aquino has proclaimed the 2012 Philippines Public Holidays under Presidential Proclamation 295 Regular Holidays New Year’s Day – January 1 (Sunday) Maundy Thursday – April 5 Good Friday – April 6 Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Monday) Labor Day – May 1 (Tuesday) Independence Day – June 12 (Tuesday) National Heroes Day –

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Philippines RHQ ROHQ Tax Incentives

Regional Headquarters (RHQ) and Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ) and their expatriate and Filipino employees are entitled to tax incentives. Foreign employees and their families may apply for special non immigrant visas. Let DBC register your RHQ or ROHQ rapidly. RHQ • It may not obtain income from sources within the Philippines nor participate in any

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BPO Philippines BOI Registration

Tax incentives offered by the BOI to BPOs are another enticement to register a business in the Philippines. The Philippine government allows Business Process Outsourcing companies to file an application with the Board of Investments to register for tax incentives. Multiple tax and non tax incentives are given to businesses in the IT / BPO

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How to Setup a Call Center or BPO in the Philippines.

There are two legal entities which can be used to register a call center, BPO, KPO or outsourcing company in the Philippines. The choice is limited to a Branch Office or a Domestic Corporation. Both can be 100% foreign owned as long as at least 60% of its services. A Representative Office can not be

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Philippines Foreign Ownership of Resorts

There are a few legal options to owning and managing a resort in the Philippines. Because of the restrictions on foreign ownership of land which is in Article XII of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, one solution is to lease/rent the land needed for the resort. Foreign individuals and business entities may lease land for a

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Philippines Sole Proprietorship

The definition of a Sole Proprietorship or “single proprietorship”in the Philippines – is a business structure owned by an sole individual who has full control/authority of its own and owns 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

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Philippines BPO KPO Registration Incorporation

Philippines Business Process Outsourcing Registration Incorporation Starting a Back Office, KPO, Business Process Outsourcing or Call Center in the Philippines requires that you register your operations with the SEC. Outsourcing is deemed an export business and can be one hundred percent (100%) foreign owned (Fully Foreign Owned Domestic Corporation). To qualify as an export oriented

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PEZA BOI Comparison

PEZA vs BOI Registration for your Company      The Government of the Philippines has put in place several incentive programs and tax breaks to attract foreign and local investors. The two main agencies implementing those incentives are  BOI and  PEZA. Dayanan Business Consultancy will assist you in choosing and registering with the correct agency

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