Expanded Withholding Tax (EWT) in the Philippines

by Richard A. Cañete, CPA

Posted on 2020-10-16



Expanded withholding tax or “EWT” as it is commonly known in the Philippines is a kind of withholding tax on certain income payments. The Withholding of Creditable Tax at Source or simply called Expanded Withholding Tax is a tax imposed and prescribed on the items of income payable to natural or juridical persons, residing in the Philippines, by a payor-corporation/person which shall be credited against the income tax liability of the taxpayer for the taxable year (bir.gov.ph). This tax is then remitted to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

EWT has thre

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Benefits of Accounting Information Systems (AIS)

by Jeric P. Balisbis, CPA

Posted on 2020-10-13



 In today’s business, companies have been investing heavily in computerized accounting information systems (AIS) to respond to the complexities and time-consuming procedures in the processing business transactions.  An Accounting Information System is a structure that a business uses to collect, store, manage, process, retrieve, and report its financial data so it can be used by accountants, consultants, business analysts, managers, chief financial officers (CFOs), auditors, regulators, and tax agencies.

 

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Intro to BIR Computerized Accounting System (CAS)

by Richard A. Canete

Posted on 2020-09-01



The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) thru Revenue Regulations No. 09-2009 regulates the registration of Computerized Accounting Systems (CAS) for certain taxpayers.

Computerized Accounting System (CAS) is the integration of different component systems to produce computerized Books of Accounts and computer-generated accounting records and documents. For companies categorized by the BIR as “large taxpayers”, the adoption of a valid CAS is mandatory. For some companies who voluntarily chooses to register, a computerized accounting system is, in many ways, beneficial in the preparation and maintenance of accounting records.

To comply with the requirements for accreditation, a company must submit the following documentation requirements:

1. Accomplished BIR Form 1900 Application for Authority to Use Computerized Account

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