Monday, May 29, 2017

Importance Of Withholding Tax System: Seminar On Comprehensive Discussion Of Withholding Tax At PICPA

Is it necessary to know the Importance of Withholding Tax System in the business community? 

Withholding tax is a method of collecting income tax in advance from taxable income of the recipient of income. Therefore, if the income of the recipient is exempt from income tax, no withholding tax is required to be made by the payor of such income, which is constituted as a withholding agent.

The Importance of Withholding Tax System is an effective tool in the collection of taxes for the following reasons considered:

1. It encourages voluntary compliance;
2. It reduced cost of collection effort;
3. It prevents delinquencies and revenue loss; and
4. It prevents dry spells in the fiscal condition of the government by providing revenues throughout the taxable year.

The topic was discussed by Dr. Ruperto P. Somera, Ph. D. DBA, DBE, CPA, a resource speaker of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) of a Seminar on Issues, Problems and Solutions in Tax Audit and Investigation; Comprehensive Discussion of Withholding Tax last May 25, 2017.

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