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How to Register Your Business as a Professional (Tax Tips Tuesdays Ep. 2)

In this episode of Tax Tips Tuesdays, Ej and Ginger Arboleda and Marv de Leon discuss how professionals (from doctors, lawyers, dentists, photographers, wedding planners to freelancers) can register their business. In particular, they answer this question from a viewer: “If I have a small business that is not current… Read MoreHow to Register Your Business as a Professional (Tax Tips Tuesdays Ep. 2)

Taxumo Heroes: Genesis Shares His Winning Advantage to Filipino Freelancers

  • Evan Tan 

Genesis Reonico of Online Jobs University

For Filipino freelancers, taking the leap from their corporate jobs into the wild world of online freelancing can be a daunting start to a rewarding career.

Luckily, it’s not as scary as it used to be. Many freelancers will not face the same problems that those who started years back had encountered, thanks to the web-based freelance mentoring platform Online Jobs University.

Below, we get to know more about Genesis, the founder of Online Job University, and his precious advice for Filipino freelancers, and just about everybody who wants to pursue their passion and make a difference:

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Taxumo Heroes: Why Paying His Income Tax Won’t Stop Raffy from Pursuing His Passion 

  • Evan Tan 

Taxumo Hero Raffy Vicente

It wasn’t always living a life he truly wanted for himself.

Before Raffy Vicente set out to build his own consultancy firm, he was working full-time as an employee for almost a decade.

He yearned for something more fulfilling, career-wise: a level-up of some sort. That was the time he decided that it was time for a change.

But while it was the desire for freedom that had made him leave, it was ultimately his burning passion and relentless drive that eventually built and grew his company, RV Marketing Services.

Below, Raffy recounts his rewarding journey from leaving the corporate world to joining the growing pool of successful entrepreneurs who continue to defy their comfort zones, in the name of following and living out their passions:Read MoreTaxumo Heroes: Why Paying His Income Tax Won’t Stop Raffy from Pursuing His Passion 

Income tax rate of just 1%?

  • Evan Tan 

The Department of Finance has just released more info on proposed tax reform proposals it aims to be approved next year, and yes it includes much lower income tax rates. How much lower? How about as low as 1%? Have I got your attention? But just who are qualified under… Read MoreIncome tax rate of just 1%?

OFWs Don’t Pay Income Taxes. Shouldn’t Online Filipino Freelancers Be Exempted, Too?

  • Evan Tan 
Online Filipino Freelancers Exempted from Income Tax

Should Filipino freelancers pay income tax?

Without divulging my age, let’s just say I was once a patron of prepaid internet ISP cards during the dark ages where people back then would have freaked out if someone had showed them the IPhone. Anyone remember anticipating that fax sound to end so we could finally start surfing, only to have your sibling pick up the phone extension in the other room? Oh that was so annoying…

But technology and the internet has come a long way. It has even disrupted the very employment landscape and allowed Filipinos to compete for virtually any job in the world, right at the comfort of home. Graphic design, bookkeeping, virtual assistants – the list is endless, and out of this technological revolution an ever growing community of online freelancers has emerged. Some describe online freelancing to be a bit similar to working abroad, only this time you get to do it even in pajamas.

It therefore is not surprising for some online freelancers to think they enjoy the same “tax exempt” status as OFWs, and if not, why not? Why not us too?

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