Category Archives: taxes

TURNING POINT: The Tax War Against the Poor

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/30 June) — The move to impose new or higher excise taxes on  locally produced or processed food products is an indication that the administration is now going to lean heavily on indirect taxation as a policy to raise tax revenue. Excise tax, sales tax, ad valorem tax and value added tax […]

Davao City Council to propose adjustments in business, real property taxes

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – City councilors here are proposing to increase the nine-year-old business and real property taxes, but business leaders have called on the council that adjustments should be “reasonable.” Councilor Danny Dayanghirang, chair of the committee on finance, ways and means, and appropriations, said that they will soon start the […]