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    1,699.00 + VAT

    Featured Speaker: Atty. Arnold A. Apdua
    Managing Partner of  AAA and Co.

    September 22, 2023
    2:00pm – 5:00pm
    Regular Rate           Php 1,699.00 + VAT starting September 16, 2023
    Early Bird Rate        Php 1,399.00 + VAT until September 15, 2023
    Group Rate             Php 1,299.00 + VAT per pax for 5 – 14 pax
    Super Group Rate  Php 1,099.00 + VAT per pax for 15 or more pax
    Inclusive of the Webinar Session, and the Digital Certificate




    Value Added Tax is a system of taxation adopted by the government to capture transactions of taxpayers as goods and services are transferred which ends at the ultimate consumers. The manner of accounting is simplified to seller being subject to output tax and the buyer or purchaser engaged in business is to avail of the input tax. In the process of implementation, certain transactions have been subject to exemptions, zero rate, gradual or allocated claim for input tax, modification of VAT zero rating availment processes, limitation of input tax availment, strict invoicing requirements, rigid documentation for refunds and returns compliance including information returns.

    Program Overview

    This topic covers the VAT system that a taxpayer should know especially in the areas of exemption, compliance, and zero rating, particularly with the PEZA entities.

    A timely webinar is here to discuss the latest regulations, memorandum orders, and circulars covering the relevant information you have to learn to be safe from untoward tax deficiencies when subjected to a VAT audit.

    At the end of the day, it is what you know that keeps you away from the harm of getting caught for non-compliance. Your knowledge of the latest tax developments shall confidently prepare you for any incidence of VAT audit.

    Course Outline

    l. VAT

    What is VAT really about?
    Nature of VAT
    VAT as a Tax

    ll. Rates of VAT in the Philippines

    Zero Percent 0%
    Twelve Percent 12%
    (Five Percent 5%)
    Who are really EXEMPT from VAT?

    III. Transactions Subject to VAT

    Sale of Goods or Properties
    Importation of Goods
    Sale of Services and Use or Lease of Properties

    lV.Transactions Subject to 0% VAT

    Cross Border Doctrine
    Export Sales Threshold
    Registered Enterprises within a separate Customs Territory
    Registered Enterprises within a TIEZA
    Entities of Foreign Mission/Diplomatic Missions
    a) Automatic Zero Rating
    b) Reimbursement/Refund Process
    c) Vat Exemption Certificate/Vat Identification Card

    V. Zero Rating for Horizontal and Vertical Economic Zone Areas

    Customs Territory

    • Vatable sales to Horizontal Ecozone
    • Vatable Supplier Sales within Ecozone
    • Exempt Sale to Trade Partners

    Customs Territory Vatable Sales to Vertical Ecozone and Zero Rating to Exports

    Vl. Application for Refund of VAT

    Documentary Requirements
    Procedures of Refund
    90-day commitment period of Refund
    Resident Foreign Diplomatic Missions (based on Tax-Treaty)

    VII. Exempt from VAT Transactions and Services

    Agricultural Products
    Personal Household Effects
    Educational Services (DepED/CHED/TESDA)
    Medical drugs for Diabetes and Hypertension
    Senior Citizens/PWD
    Resident Foreign Diplomatic Missions (based on Tax Treaty)
    Regional Headquarters/Regional Operating Headquarters
    Lease of Residential Units
    Sale of Residential Dwellings (Low-Cost & Socialized Housing)

    VIII. Creditable Input Taxes

    Sources of Input VAT
    Extent of Amortization of P1M worth of Capital Goods to 60 months
    Limitation of Input VAT to vehicle purchase of up to P2.4M
    Treatment of Input tax for CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS (CIP)
    Government Money Payments: EWT or FWT?

    IX. BIR VAT Audit Approach

    Structure of BIR VAT Audit Offices (Separate Letter of Authority)
    Compliance to Invoicing Requirements
    Verification of VAT Information Returns Submissions
    Grounds for Oplan Kandado/Suspension of Business Operations

    X. Compliance Requirements

    Minimum Purchase to issue OR/Invoice
    Registration Requirements
    Non-revocation of registration for 3 yrs/perpetual VAT registration
    Accounting Requirements
    Return and Payment of Tax

    RESOURCE SPEAKER – Atty. Arnold A. Apdua, CPA

    • Fifteen (15) years of meaningful experience in tax practice
    • Seven (7) years as Revenue Officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and eight (8) years as individual practitioner.
    • Tax lawyer of Quasha Ancheta Peña Nolasco Law Office.
    • Managing Partner of AAA and Co., CPAs
    • Professional career as an associate auditor of Sycip Gorres Velayo and Co. (SGV & Co.) in 2004
    • BIR as Revenue Officer where he performed tax audit and investigations including regular and special tax investigations
    • BIR Special Task Force such as drafting the BIR Industry Audit Manual and tax compliance audit of government agencies.
    • Several commendations from the BIR including consistent Top Revenue Collector in BIR Mandaluyong from 2009 to 2011
    • Noted expertise in handling transactional taxes

    In-House Training

    We can conduct in-house training for the above program, Tax and Accounting Reconciliation, for your company to make it more customized to your requirements. Likewise, we can run other programs on Taxation and Accounting.

    In the same vein, with our battery of seasoned Filipino trainers or speakers, training consultants and facilitators, we can conduct other employee development programs for your people configured to your preferences:


    • Basic and Advanced HR
    • Recruitment or Talent Selection
    • Onboarding
    • Training or Learning and Development
    • Job Evaluation
    • Employee Compensation and Benefits


    • Labor Law 101
    • Flexible Work Arrangements
    • Company Policy
    • Employee Discipline
    • Administrative Hearing
    • Job Contracting


    • Basic Taxation
    • All About VAT
    • Withholding Taxes
    • Tax Assessment
    • Percentage Tax
    • Legal Strategies to Reduce Tax
    • Handling B.I.R. Audit
    • Employee Benefits Tax


    • Basic Accounting and Bookkeeping
    • Understanding Financial Statements
    • Strengthening Your Accounting Systems
    • Internal Control
    • Accounting for Non-Accountants
    • Finance for Non-Financial Professionals


    • Introduction to Materials Management
    • Warehouse Management
    • Inventory Planning and Control
    • Modern Procurement
    • Supply Management


    • Basic Leadership and Management Excellence
    • Supervisory Leadership Development
    • Developing Your Managerial Leadership
    • How to Bring Out the Best in People


    • Awaken the Sales Champion in You
    • Professional Selling
    • ExSELLence
    • How to Handle Objections
    • 39 Ways to Close More Sales


    • Customer Service
    • Telephone and Email Etiquette
    • Top Techniques to improve Collection
    • Work Attitude and Values Enhancement


    POWERMAX WEBINARS.  As a leading online corporate training provider in Manila, Philippines, Powermax currently offers live webinars which are designed to give you an incisive insight into a plethora of interesting and relevant topics using Zoom technology. It aims to uncork the latest updates, best practices, useful strategies, and tactics, and/or practical tips and techniques not just to widen your horizon but also to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills. Hopefully, this will also encourage you to register for the other webinars of Powermax. Just visit our site – to see our other webinars.

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    POWER WEBINARS. Powermax live webinars are designed to give you an incisive insight into a plethora of interesting and relevant topics using Zoom technology. It aims to uncork the latest updates, best practices, useful strategies, and tactics, and/or practical tips and techniques not just to widen your horizon but also to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills. Hopefully, this will also encourage you to register for the other webinars of Powermax. Just visit our site – to see our other webinars.


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    1. Download and install the Zoomapplication beforehand
    2. Ensure that there is a proper internet WIFI connection
    3. Use a working webinar streaming device.


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    Powermax Consulting Group. If you need a soft copy, we can take a picture of it and send you a copy online. However, if you want the physical copy delivered to your office, you can arrange with and pay for a local courier service like Lalamove or Grab Express.

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    (a) Some speakers willingly share their materials while others don’t.
    (b) For the speakers who are willing to share their presentation materials

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    • Some prefer that the handouts to be given to the attendees are different from the PowerPoint files that they use and will not share the PPT files

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    Thank you and enjoy!

    Keep safe and God Bless!



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