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DLSU-AKI Policy Brief, Volume XIII, No. 8: Will CREATE Resolve the Philippines’ Unemployment Woes Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a proposal to amend the Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act (CITIRA) into the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE) Act. The proposed amendments are as follows: (a) An immediate five percentage point cut into the corporate income tax (CIT) rate starting July 2020; (b) Maintaining for up to nine years the status quo for registered business activities enjoying the 5% tax on gross income earned (GIE) incentive; and (c) More flexibility for the President to grant a combination of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives, which will be critical as the country competes internationally for high-value investments (Department of Finance (DOF), 2020).

DLSU - Angelo King Institute for Economic and Business Studies - De La Salle University
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Yu, Krista Danielle; Tiongco, Marites M.; tax reform; employment; COVID-19; pandemic;
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