New changes are continuously being imposed in the local tax industry with updated issuances, services, and currently, with the incorporation of technology. The KPMG Top of Mind articles are provided by the firm’s professionals to ensure the public is up to date.

December 2021  
Exemptions COVID-19 has CREATE-d 21 December 2021
Year-end tax compliance reminder: BIR Form No. 2316 14 December 2021
Right to access information: Not all the time! 07 December 2021
   
November 2021  
BIR: Better, Innovative, and Revolutionary 23 November 2021
Cruxes of the proposed VAT on digital transactions 16 November 2021
   
October 2021  
Legislators eye easier tax compliance to bolster collection efforts 26 October 2021
When BIR clicks ‘like’ and ‘subscribe’ 12 October 2021
   
September 2021  
PEZA Allowable Deductions: Exclusive or not? 29 September 2021
Tax Treaties and their Impact on Work-From-Anywhere Set Up 23 September 2021
Herd Immunity's Impact on Taxation 01 September 2021
   
August 2021  
From Soup to Nuts: Revising Tax Treaties for Tax Planning (Part 2) 17 August 2021
From Soup to Nuts: Revising Tax Treaties for Tax Planning (Part 1) 10 August 2021
Swift Take on Changes on Income Tax Brought by CREATE 03 August 2021
   
July 2021  
Zero to Twelve 20 July 2021
Setting the Tune: Preparing to be an ERP-powered enterprise 13 July 2021
Data Visualtization Leads to Better Decision Making 06 July 2021
   
June 2021  
Green Light for Tax Amnesty Act Extension 15 June 2021
CREATE-d Income Tax Returns 01 June 2021
   
May 2021  
A Walk to Digitalization: BIR's DX Roadmap 18 May 2021
Updating the Guidelines on Treaty Relief (Part 2) 11 May 2021
Updating the Guidelines on Treaty Relief 04 May 2021
   
April 2021  
Implications and Complications: "Doing Business" Revisited 27 April 2021
Busy Season During A Pandemic 2: The Sequel 20 April 2021
BIR's One Stop Shop: Central Business Portal 13 April 2021
What CREATE uncertainties 06 April 2021
   
March 2021  
The Perfect Storm 30 March 2021
Is this the (e)Sign?  16 March 2021
VAT Refunds in the Time of Corona 09 March 2021
Decade-long work down the drain 02 March 2021
   
February 2021  
In “CAS” you missed it! 23 February 2021
Tax sparing in the new decade 16 February 2021
PEZA Cushioning the Impact of COVID-19 02 February 2021
   
January 2021  
Virtual meetings, a way to keep in touch 26 January 2021
The Final Bow of Final Withholding VAT on Government Money Payments 19 January 2021
Ringing in the New Year with the Annual Information Returns and Alphalists 12 January 2021

December 2020  
Serving the electronic letter of authority, anytime, anywhere 15 December 2020
I Win, You Win! (BIR’s 2018 VAPP) 01 December 2020
   
November 2020  
BIR's Modified Tax Assessment Procedures 24 November 2020
Retiring during the Pandemic, What's the Catch? 18 November 2020
Challenging Gray Areas with the Basics 10 November 2020
CEOs accelerating focus on ESG 03 November 2020
   
October 2020  
Reinforcement of Related Party Transactions Disclosures through the New BIR Form No. 1709 27 October 2020
Understanding Consultant vs Contractor 20 October 2020
Digital transformation is key to improving operational resilience 13 October 2020
Taking the Robot Out of the Human 06 October 2020
   
September 2020  
CEOs are now purpose-led, addressing society's challenges 29 September 2020
Digitax: The Government's Response to the Rising Demand for Digital Services 22 September 2020
Talent and corporate responsibility top the list of CEO concerns in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis 15 September 2020
The New Reality calls for a VUCA-Proof Strategy 08 September 2020
Let's get digital! 01 September 2020
   
August 2020  
Don't bark up the wrong tree 25 August 2020
Is This the Current Thinking on Documentation 18 August 2020
The Travails of BIR Form No. 1709 04 August 2020
   
July 2020  
The “New Normal” of Increased Online Business Transactions, and Revisiting Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 55-2013 28 July 2020
Tax and Registration in a Pandemic: Is it worth the risk? 14 July 2020
   
June 2020  
Breakdown can CREATE breakthroughs 30 June 2020
A Holiday for Hedging Contracts 23 June 2020
Tax: A Look on the Silver Lining 06 June 2020
Drastic times call for drastic measures 09 June 2020
REIT Rules Revamped 01 June 2020
   
May 2020  
All Things are Subject to Interpretation 26 May 2020
The Price of Being Nice 05 May 2020
   
April 2020  
Tax in the Time of Corona: Deductibility of Donations 28 April 2020
BIR tolls statute of limitations for the assessment and collection of taxes 21 April 2020
When opportunity Knocks Longer: Extension of Availment Period of Tax Amnesty on Deliquencies 14 April 2020
   
March 2020  
Clarity on BSP Tax Exemptions under RA 11211 31 March 2020
Tax in the time of Corona 24 March 2020
   
February 2020  
Here's looking at you, CAS 25 February 2020
Serves you right! 18 February 2020
A Press Release on Importation of Foreign Donations 04 February 2020
   
January 2020     
Who said that the world is unfair? 07 January 2020

December 2019  
Revisiting Taxation of onshore and offshore POGOs 17 December 2019
Is it the start of something new? 10 December 2019
Be Guided: "Residents" Only 03 December 2019
   
November 2019  
VAT incentives under CITIRA, a taxing battle and a rational decision 26 November 2019
A Taxpayer's Last Resort 19 November 2019
Input VAT Attributable to Zero-Rated Sales: Gross Income Deductible? 12 November 2019
   
October 2019  
Recapitalization and Reincorporation under CITIRA 29 October 2019
The unsettled rule on attribution to zero-rated sales in VAT refund claims 22 October 2019
Tax arbitrage at 50% 15 October 2019
   
September 2019  
Are you doing your part? 17 September 2019
Singles Corp.: Going Solo with OPC 10 September 2019
Aligning the Taxibility of Membership Fees, Association Dues and the Like 03 September 2019
   
August 2019  
What's in a name? 27 August 2019
Doing Business with Residents Agents 13 August 2019
BIR: First line of defense against illegal aliens 06 August 2019
   
July 2019  
Memento Mori 30 July 2019
Wanna Be On Top? 16 July 2019
The "Role" of Law 09 July 2019
Allowed Double Taxation 02 July 2019
   
June 2019  
Bitter enforcement of sweet promises? 11 June 2019
Rules for Working Aliens 04 June 2019
   
May 2019  
The Big One 28 May 2019
Gearing eCAR to full throttle 21 May 2019
RMC No. 47-2019: Expediting the Process of VAT Refund Application 14 May 2019
A Further Challenge to Philippine Foreign Policy 07 May 2019
   
April 2019  
Only I can live forever 30 April 2019
So be IAET 23 April 2019
Individual tax forms revamped 12 April 2019
   
March 2019  
The Defense of Arm's Length 26 March 2019
Haste = Waste 19 March 2019
In the end, the truth always comes out. 12 March 2019
The Misplaced Reliance      05 March 2019
   
February 2019  
Withholding  on Regular Suppliers: Is it time to revisit? 19 February 2019
Touch-move Rule: Your Choice is Irrevocable 12 February 2019
   
January 2019  
Tax Amnesty: A Welcome Christmas Bonus 08 January 2019
Tax amnesty offers fresh start for all taxpayers 02 January 2019

December 2018  
The Mistaken Truth 25 December 2018
Welcome to the club! 11 December 2018
How Irrevocable is Irrevocable? 04 December 2018
   
November 2018  
When is the right time?
06 November 2018
   
October 2018
 
How sincere can you be? 
02 October 2018
            
September 2018  
Supreme Court: Straight to the FAN!
25 September 2018
No Small Fry to the BIR
18 September 2018
You Snooze, You Lose: Sleeping On Your Rights May Lead to Estoppel
11 September 2018
Determining the Tax Treatment of Liquidating Dividends 04 September 2018
   
August 2018 
 
Philippines and Mexico: Friends Forever
21 August 2018
Don't forget the date
14 August 2018
No LOA, No Entry 07 August 2018
   
July 2018
 
FAQs on TRAIN: Clarity or Confusion?
31 July 2018
TRAIN: 'til Death are We Taxed -  Softening the Imposition of Estate Tax
17 July 2018
   
June 2018  
Playing and streaming
19 June 2018
An outlook on IPAs: Proposal and Reforms
12 June 2018
Moving the Immovable: Basis of CGT and DST of Previously Mortgaged Real Property 05 June 2018
   
May 2018
 
TRAIN: Enhancing the VATmobile for Refunds 29 May 2018
Keeping up with the TRAIN
22 May 2018
When looking back is not an option 08 May 2018
Where does the power to obtain information begin and end? 01 May 2018
   
April 2018
 
To be forgiven but not be forgotten 24 April 2018
The price is not right, is it?
03 April 2018
   
March 2018
 
Excise tax on sweetened beverages: A sweet-not-so-sweet imposition 20 March 2018
Elucidating the eight percent tax option
6 March 2018
   
February 2018
 
A gift for the new year: Exemption on the Section 100 of the Tax Code 20 February 2018 
When interest becomes interesting
06 February 2018
   
January 2018
 
PEZA zero rated sales: What the future holds under the TRAIN law
30 January 2018
New rule on amortization of input VAT on capital goods
23 January 2018
What's in your first 2018 paycheck? 16 January 2018
TRAIN: Changes in withholding tax rates and compliance
09 January 2018
After being passed into law, what's next for TRAIN
02 January 2018 

December 2017  
A look at 2017 from the eyes of a taxpayer 26 December 2017
Of equity restrictions on retail trade
12 December 2017
Tax, Accounting, and Crops 05 December 2017
   
November 2017  
Mass media exclusive to Filipinos 28 November 2017
Saving for retirement? try PERA 21 November 2017
Virtual businesses owned by foreign corporations: 07 November 2017
Are they doing business in the Phl?  
   
October 2017  
Bittersweet culmination: Tax on sugar-sweetened beverages 17 October 2017
Employee tax perks at stake 10 October 2017
   
September 2017  
Lack of TIN in BIR Form No.2307 may lead to the denial of CWT refund 26 September 2017
Tax treatment of compensation income of ADB Filipino employees 12 September 2017
'De facto merger' - does it ring a bell? 05 September 2017
   
August 2017  
VAT zero rating incentive for the renewable energy sector 29 August 2017
This is not about Facebook 22 August 2017 
A threat to bank secrecy 15 August 2017
VAT reforms on PEZA-registered locators 08 August 2017
   
June 2017  
What's in a name? Revisiting the doctrine on 20 June 2017
documentary stamp taxes and intercompany advances  
Despite the noble intention 13 June 2017
A winning stake at income tax exemption 06 June 2017
   
May 2017
 
Tax-free and stress-free (?) exchange
23 May 2017
The 2017 Investment Priorities Plan: 'Scaling Up and Dispersing Opportunities'
16 May 2017
Waiver danger: A refresher on RMO No. 14-2016 09 May 2017
Time is (always) of the essence
02 May 2017
   
April 2017
 
E-filing, the third time around 25 April 2017
Dividends, interests and royalties: New procedures for tax treaty relief
11 April 2017
   
March 2017
 
Hoping for a tax refund
21 March 2017
Additional cost of borrowing?
07 March 2017
   
February 2017  
The colorful change for the sin tax on cigarettes
28 February 2017
Live today.. for the future
21 February 2017
Alleviating poverty through entrepreneurship 14 February 2017
Making separation a less taxing situation
07 February 2017
   
January 2017
 
The Value Added Tax And Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund Projects
31 January 2017

November 2016  
A treat for erring taxpayers 01 November 2016
   
October 2016  
Challenging the merit of presumed regularity 11 October 2016
On the reacquisition of shares 04 October 2016
   
September 2016  
Are you Filipino enough to own land? 27 September 2016
Tax exemption rulings 20 September 2016
   
August 2016  
Treaty issues on permanent establishments 30 August 2016
'Dummy' - Proofing MSMEs 23 August 2016
Change is coming to the BIR 16 August 2016
Education and Taxes 09 August 2016
Tax treaty relief application: What to do now? 02 August 2016
   
July 2016  
CIC paves way for Credit Information System 12 July 2016
   
June 2016  
Making tax out of nothing at all? 28 June 2016
Cornerstone for cooperatives from good standing to compliance 14 June 2016
Additional guidelines for tax-free exchanges 07 June 2016