PN 2022-02
How Can DSWD's Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens be Improved?
RPS 2022-01
How Does the Philippines Fare in Meeting the ASEAN Economic Community Vision 2025?
PJD 2022 Vol. 46 No. 1d
Surveying the Extent and Wage Consequences of Education-Job Mismatches in the Philippine Labor Market
PJD 2022 Vol. 46 No. 1c
Disentangling the Effects of Maternal Employment on Child Stunting in the Philippines

PIDS WB 2021-1201
Analyzing the President's Budget for 2022
WASHaLOT 3.0: Production Process
WASHaLOT 3.0 Mass Production
Minimum Requirement Guidelines on WASH in Schools
Publication Detail
PN 2019-11: Effects of TRAIN Fuel Excise Taxes on Goods and Prices

In January 2018, the first package of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law took effect, adjusting, among others, the excise tax rates on fossil fuel and petroleum products. This Policy Note discusses the impacts of such adjustment on productive activities and prices across the economy. It finds that the increase in fuel excise taxes would have a slight impact on sectoral outputs and prices, and therefore on household welfare through incomes and employment. Sectors that are energy-intensive would also see a slight decline in output and there would be a slight increase in poverty given higher prices. Nonetheless, the tax reform would also lead to increased economic activity following increased consumption brought about by lower income tax rates, especially among the highest income deciles. This analysis leads to several considerations that policymakers must undertake in designing tax policies, such as the impact of the policy reform on the welfare of the poorer sectors in the country.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Authors Keywords
Castillo, Czar Joseph; Clarete, Ramon L.; Muyrong, Marjorie S.; and TuaƱo, Philip ; Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion; TRAIN; fuel excise taxes;
Download PDF Number of Downloads
Published in 2019 and available for Downloaded 315 times since October 28, 2019
Please let us know your reason for downloading this publication. May we also ask you to provide additional information that will help us serve you better? Rest assured that your answers will not be shared with any outside parties. It will take you only two minutes to complete the survey. You will answer the profile questions only once as long as you enter the same email address. Thank you.

To use as reference:
If others, (Please specify):
Name: (optional)
Email: (required, but will not display; please use the same email address when downloading another publication so that the profile questions will not appear)
If Prefer to self-describe, please specify:
Level of Education:
If employed either part-time or full-time, name of office:
If others, (Please specify):
Would you like to receive the SERP-P UPDATES e-newsletter? Yes No
Use the space below if you have any comment about this publication or SERP-P knowledge resources in general.