In recent years, freelancing has become a popular career choice for many Filipinos. With the rise of technology and the internet, more and more businesses are turning to freelancers for their needs. As a freelancer, you can work from the comfort of your own home or from anywhere in the… Read MoreShould You Really Explore Being a Freelancer?
If you’re a good employer, you’ve probably wondered a few things, such as: how can I keep being a good employer? Paying your employees fair wages, for one! But also, you need to think about employee-related tax payments. If by now you still haven’t quite figured out everything, don’t worry:… Read More3 Things Employers Need to Do for Year-End Tax Filing Compliance
We Made an Annual Tax Filing Compliance To-Do List So You Don’t Have To It does not matter if you’re a seasoned independent professional, a highly-operating business, an agile corporation–annual compliance can be a taxing experience. Most especially for newly minted freelancers, SMEs and corporations! That said, we are here… Read MoreYour Annual Tax Filing Compliance Checklist
2023 New BIR Rules for BIR Form 2500M (Monthly VAT Returns): What You Need to Know The New Year is shaping up to be a year of positive change as the BIR reports simpler VAT filing requirements for taxpayers. Here’s a rundown of how this change will affect you: The… Read MoreVAT Filing 2023 Update
It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for Julian Cañita when he decided to live abroad with his wife. Struggling to find a stable job then, he had to step up his game and hone more skills to succeed in the demands of tomorrow. That was when he discovered digital marketing.… Read MoreTaxumo Heroes: Julian on Self-Growth and Helping Other Businesses Grow
What are the best bookkeeping tips for self-employed individuals? Keep logs of your income & expenses. Hold on to all financial documents. Separate professional and personal assets. Educate yourself in finance and taxation. Make use of available tools available to simplify the process. One of the biggest walls that… Read More5 Bookkeeping Tips for Those who are Self-Employed
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:
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
The proposed income tax reforms have been hogging the headlines lately. Based on the latest draft at end of February 2017, an annual basic salary of P250,000 that used to be taxed as high as P37,500, will now be ZERO (not a typo). Everyone can’t wait for this to happen. It’s about time to experience a tax REDUCTION for a change.
But while national taxes (e.g. income taxes) are getting all the media attention, there is set of taxes that are under the radar, and have risen significantly in recent years. I’m referring to city/municipal or “local” taxes.
There have been various news coverage on the election of Donald Trump, and how Trump’s “America First” policies could negatively impact our country’s thriving business process outsourcing or BPO industry. Many are concerned of possible US legislation that could discourage companies from further outsourcing. Or that they’ll make offshore services more expensive through some form of “border tax”. Analysts estimates well over 50% of BPO revenues emanating from the US or US companies. And some industry stakeholders, especially BPO employees, are frankly scared.