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Effects of TRAIN in 2018 and Further Tax Reform(s) in 2019

Requested from PIDS by G. Andalis at 04:12 PM on Jan 31, 2019.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2016 - 01/30/2019
Tracking no: #PIDS-279557108618

Andalis 04:12 PM, Jan 31, 2019

Hi, hope you can help me gather the following info on tax reform in the country:

1. Summary of the recently implemented TRAIN, & additional tax reforms  (w/status) planned to be implemented in 2019 & coming years

2. Statistics on effect of TRAIN in the previous years in national revenue collection & economy in general (GDP & oth. econ. metrics) as well as projections for the coming years

3. Implications of these tax reforms to foreign investments (most particularly, Japanese) as well as business opportunities for these foreign investors

Let me know if you need more details. Thank you!

February 13, 2019

Dear Gwendolyn,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Jan 31, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Effects of TRAIN in 2018 and Further Tax Reform(s) in 2019.

You requested for the data on the following:

1.	Summary of the recently implemented TRAIN, & additional tax reforms (w/status) planned to be implemented in 2019 & coming years
2.	Statistics on effect of TRAIN in the previous years in national revenue collection & economy in general (GDP & oth. econ. metrics) as well as projections for the coming years
3.	Implications of these tax reforms to foreign investments (most particularly, Japanese) as well as business opportunities for these foreign investors

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data for the information you have requested. In relation to the specific topic of your request, PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for our research studies. May we direct you to the Department of Finance for data requests related to TRAIN and the Board of Investments for your queries on foreign investments on the following websites:
•	https://www.dof.gov.ph/index.php/data/statistics-bulletin/
•	http://boi.gov.ph/

You may also want to look at some PIDS publications available on our website (link here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications) for other related information that you may deem useful. One such publication titled ‘Assessment of Republic Act 10963: The 2017 Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion’ https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps1727_rev.pdf) may have the information that you need. You can find similar publications by searching for specific key words in the given link.

For further assistance you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://www.foi.gov.ph/help.

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If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).

Thank you.

Respectfully,
John Zernan Luna
FOI Officer

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