Let's pay our taxes

The Filipino freelancers' guide to paying taxes and securing social benefits

by Al Sabado

And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him. (Mark 12:17)

BIR advisories, circulars, regulations, and memos

Related links

Bureau of Internal Revenue

Social Benefits


(Photo courtesy of Garrylynch's Blog)

"If you suspect or know of an individual or company that is not complying with the tax laws, please immediately report this activity. Reports can be made by phone, by mail (regular or e-mail) or by personally reporting the matter to the nearest BIR office located nationwide." (BIR RATE Program, Frequently Asked Questions, p. 4)

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(This program has officially ended on 1 October 2014. Refer to BIR memorandum dated 29 September 2014 for details.)

Born on Philippine Tax Day, but no celebrates it, along with other "calendar" occasions, Al is the youngest daughter of the late Eriong Sabado and the late Choleng Dacayan. She has resided in Marikina City since birth and has never thought of relocating since Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) hit the city. Blessed with seven cats, now six (spayed and neutered), Al has been enjoying her work as a freelance editor since 2008.

Updated 28 April 2020