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DTI supplements guidelines on concession of residential and commercial rents

DTI issues MC 20-29 and MC 20-31 supplementing the guidelines on the 30-day grace period to pay residential and commercial rents of MSMEs

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Legal Tree is a Philippine-based tech startup and social enterprise founded by Atty. Jason Arteche with the goal of making legal services simple and affordable.

BIR orders online businesses to register and pay taxes by July 31

BIR recently issued RMC 60-2020 ordering online businesses to register and pay taxes by July 31 to avoid being penalized with tax violations

Most common legal issues businesses' face and dealing with them

Legal issues are part and parcel of running a business. Here are the most common businesses' face and how to deal with them.

No further extension of deadline to file returns and pay taxes

BIR will no longer grant any further extension of the deadline to file returns and pay taxes regardless of any extension / modification of the community quarantine

DOLE guidelines on employment preservation and COVID-19 measures

DOLE issued last May 16 guidelines to preserve employment and allocate cost of COVID-19 measures in the workplace.

DOLE issues guidelines for paying wages on May 25 (Eid'l Fitr)

DOLE issues guidelines for paying wages on Eid'l Fitr, including deferment and exemption from paying holiday pay

Government mandates strict health measures in the workplace

The DTI and DOLE issued last 1 May 2020 the “Interim Guidelines on Workplace Prevention and Control of COVID-19” mandating private businesses to implement strict health measures in the workplace to help prevent COVID-19.

BIR further extends deadline to file ITR to 14 June 2020

Due to the extended quarantine, the BIR further extended the deadline to file your ITR for CY ending 31 December 2019 to 14 June 2020.