Amnesty Declared for Unsettled Estate Taxes and Tax Delinquencies

Philippines Tax Amnesty 2019

Philippines 2019 Tax Amnesty 

President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (RA) Number 11213 or the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019, which provides amnesty for those with undeclared estate taxes and tax delinquencies, last February 14.

Under the law, the government will now collect only six percent of the net undeclared estate tax for properties owned by those who died before January 1, 2018.

President Duterte Veto

Duterte vetoed provisions allowing a one-time settlement of estates for those properties under multiple unsettled estates and presuming the truthfulness of self-declared property values. It would thus seem that the six percent rate will apply at every transfer of property based on fair market values, and that the government will have to verify all estate tax amnesty returns.

The President rejected more items in the original bill which would have granted a general tax amnesty for those who failed to pay correct taxes in 2017 and previous years. Citing potential abuse by tax evaders, Duterte called on Congress to pass another bill that would lift bank secrecy in cases of fraud, include mechanisms for the automatic exchange of information, and ensure truthful declaration of assets and liabilities.

In conjunction with the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, R.A. 11213 was envisioned by the Duterte administration to help raise revenues and expand the tax base in support of its priority development programs.

Amnesty Coverage

The law also grants amnesty on tax delinquencies, covering all national internal revenue taxes such as income tax, withholding tax, capital gains tax, donor’s tax, value-added tax, excise tax, and documentary stamp tax. The amnesty tax rate is 40 percent of the delinquent tax. Those whose cases have been subject to final judgment by the courts will have to pay 50 percent. Pending criminal and tax evasion cases merit 60 percent of the tax assessed, while those who did not remit withheld taxes have to pay 100 percent.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III noted that the amnesty on estate taxes would help those who avail to “free up property that long been estate-locked and allow heirs to make good economic use of the properties they have inherited.”

“We hope that in availing [themselves] of this amnesty—a very, very generous reprieve from the state, taxpayers would feel more encouraged to pay the right taxes, and be more empowered to be good taxpayers in the future,” Dominguez said.

DAYANAN Business Consultancy is Newest Moores Rowland Philippines Partner Firm

DAYANAN Business Consultancy is Newest Moores Rowland Philippines Partner Firm

DAYANAN president Jake Gacus (2nd from left) and director David Elefant (3rd from left) during the signing of the partnership agreement with Moores-Rowland Philippines & Co. (MRP & Co.) last December 28, 2018. With them are MRP & Co. managing partner Neil Sison and program head Beverly Buenconsenjo.

DAYANAN Business Consultancy is Newest Moores Rowland Philippines Partner Firm

DAYANAN president Jake Gacus (2nd from left) and director David Elefant (3rd from left) during the signing of the
partnership agreement with Moores-Rowland Philippines & Co. (MRP & Co.) last December 28, 2018. With them
are MRP & Co. managing partner Neil Sison and program head Beverly Buenconsenjo.

DAYANAN International Business Consultancy Services—one of the country’s leading firms providing
business registration, visa applications, and disaster preparedness services—is now an independent
member firm of Moores-Rowland Philippines & Co. (MRP & Co.).

The collaboration was officially formalized through the signing of a partnership agreement last
December 28, 2018 in Makati City. Representing DAYANAN were its president Jake Gacus and
director David Elefant. Neil Sison (managing partner) and Beverly Buenconsejo (program head)
represented MRP & Co.
A leading alliance of professional firms in the Philippines, MRP & Co. has members providing top-notch
services in areas such as merger and acquisitions, business valuations and appraisal, sustainability
and environmental audit, sales and marketing, and software development. MRP & Co. also provides its
members with access to networking, business consultation, marketing, and training opportunities.
“We are very happy to be part of the Moores Rowland family,” said Gacus. “The DAYANAN brand has
always been about innovation, and this partnership gives us an opportunity to bring that to the next
level. We are also excited to leverage our expertise to improve the capacity of Filipino professionals,”
he added.
Since its founding in 2011, DAYANAN has assisted hundreds of small- and medium-sized companies
set up their operations in the Philippines, facilitating foreign investments and increasing local
employment. To know more about DAYANAN’s services and products, visit and

Philippines Payroll System, Processing & Services

Philippines payroll processing

Philippines employee payroll is complicated; to compute payroll you need to have a good knowledge of taxation and labor laws.

Try Payroll Outsourcing in the Philippines

Dayanan’s efficient, accurate and secure payroll processing services will give you and your employees peace of mind.

Free up your time and resources, concentrate on your core business and let us process your payroll. We keep you updated on the latest changes in Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and Bureau of Internal Revenue regulations, filings and reports.

Basic employee information needed to prepare payroll:

  • Name
  • Tax Status
  • Civil Status
  • Basic Salary
  • Taxable and Non-taxable Benefits
  • Incentives
  • Bonuses
  • Number of Hours Worked, Tardiness, Absences with and without Pay, Overtime
  • SSS and HDMF Loan Vouchers
  • BIR Form 2316 from Previous Employer

Our Payroll Accounting Service Provides Companies with:

(i) Payroll Computation

(ii) Preparation of Bank Data Documents

(iii) Pay slip preparations

(iv) Preparation of Payroll Accounting Entries for your Accounting and Bookkeeping requirements

This involves computation of bi-monthly payroll including determination of applicable deductions of SSS, PHILHEALTH, HDMF contributions and computation of Withholding Tax; Preparation of Pay Slips and Payroll Summary and Special Processing of 13th month pay, final pay, incentives, etc…


  • Monthly Withholding Tax on Compensation Return (BIR 1601-C, BIR 1603)
  • Annual Reports (BIR 1604CF and 2316)


  • Monthly Payment Return of Contributions (SSS R3)
  • Monthly Payment of Loan Return (ML1)
  • Salary Loan Application (ISL-101)


  • Monthly Payment of Contributions (RF-1)


  • Monthly Membership Contributions Remittance (HDMF M1-1)
  • Monthly Remittance Schedule of Loan (HDMF P2-4)

Contact Dayanan now to discuss how we can facilitate your Philippines Payroll System Processing and Services


Philippines Bookkeeping Services

All businesses registered in the Philippines must comply with the Philippines Bureau of Internal Revenue bookkeeping regulations. These regulations apply to corporations, branch offices, representative offices, ROHQ, RHQ and partnerships.

Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions, and is part of the process of accounting in business. Information extracted from the bookkeeping will be used to evaluate a company’s financial position.

Dayanan can assure your business financial reports are accurate, reliable and clear by providing the following bookkeeping/accounting services done by our registered certified public accountants. We offer the following services:

Dayanan Bookkeeping Services

Accounting and Bookkeeping

We carry out a complete and accurate record keeping of your business transactions.  We use accounting software for efficient bookkeeping processing to maintain correct and up-to-date financial records. We ensure that our recording process is in compliance with the latest financial accounting standards.

Our services include the following:

  • Chart of Account Set-up and Management
  • Set-up of Accounting System and General Bookkeeping Set-up
  • Accounts Payable Processing (Voucher System)
  • Accounts Receivable Management
  • Fixed Assets Management
  • Expense Report Processing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Payroll Services

Management Accounting

Our management accounting services give your Company a deeper understanding of your internal business operations, these reports allow your Company’s board of directors to make profitable financial decisions.

Our CPAs can prepare the following reports:

  • Profit and Loss vs. Budget Comparison
  • Cash Forecast and budgeting
  • Revenue Projections
  • Preparation of other Management Reports as required

Financial Controlling

Outsource your financial controlling to Dayanan Business Consultants, a more cost – effective solution than hiring an internal finance and Accounting Team.  Services include:

  • Internal Control Set-up
  • Accounting and Financial Policy Set-up
  • Set-up of Receivable and Payable Procedures and Policies
  • Analysis of Financial Reports

Financial Analysis

An important tool in your management’s decision making is the evaluation by our CPAs of your company Financial Information.

Some of the financial analysis services, your company can outsource are:

  • Profitability Analysis
  • Review of Sales Contracts and other contracts for impact on accounting policies
  • Product Cost Calculations

Statutory Reporting and Compliance

Dayanan will ensure that your Company complies with Philippine Accounting and Reporting Standards, Bureau of Internal Revenue Regulation and filings with all government agencies.

  • SEC Reporting
  • Period – End Reporting (Quarterly, Annually etc.)
  • BIR Mandatory Reports (Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reports)

Submission of the following reports

  • Expanded Withholding Taxes (BIR Form 1601-E)
  • Final Withholding tax Returns (1601 – F)
  • Value Added Tax Returns (2550M and 2550Q)
  • Income Tax Returns (1702Q)
  • Compensation Withholding Taxes (1691-C)
  • Certificate of Creditable Withholding Taxes (2307)
  • PEZA Reporting compliance

Transfer Pricing

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is now enforcing compliance with Transfer Pricing Regulations. All foreign owned companies in the Philippines must present to the BIR upon request, a Transfer Pricing Analysis Study to justify their income from their parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates.

Dayanan can prepare a complete Transfer Pricing Analysis encompassing:

  • Transfer Pricing System Design
  • Year End Adjustment
  • Risk Management
  • Transfer Pricing Control Framework
  • Benchmarking
  • PRO Industry Solution

Audit Support Solutions

  • Outsourcing of Auditors that meets your Company’s requirements
  • Assist in your audit preparation of your financial reports
  • Special Audit Services (fraud audit, internal control compliance etc.)

We are your hands-on partner and advisor, it’s our duty to provide services with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Contact us for an evaluation of your bookkeeping and accounting requirements.