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Free legal aid for COVID-19 and ECQ related questions

As many of us are stuck at home dealing with the uncertainty and economic hardship brought about by COVID-19 and ECQ, we’ve compiled a list of organizations where you can get free legal aid to help you during this crisis.

BIR further extends deadline to file ITR to 30 May 2020

Due to the extended ECQ, the BIR extended the deadline to file your ITR for CY ending 31 December 2019 to 30 May 2020. The required attachments for the ITR are due later on 15 June 2020.

DTI and DOF impose 30-day grace period for payment of rents and loans

To provide economic relief during the COVID-19 crisis, DTI and DOF have imposed a mandatory 30-day grace period for payment of (a) residential rent; (b) commercial rent by MSMEs; and (c) loans.

DOLE allows deferment and exemption from payment of holiday pay for April holidays

DOLE issues guidelines for (a) deferment and exemption from payment of holiday pay for the April 2020 holidays; and (b) probationary period during the enhanced community quarantine.

SEC issues guidelines for filing of GIS and extends deadline for filing of AFS

SEC extends deadline for corporations to file their GIS and AFS in light of COVID-19 and the community quarantine. 

BIR extends deadline for filing of ITR and other tax returns

The BIR extends the deadline for filing of Annual Income Tax Returns to 15 May 2020 and other documents in light of the enhanced community quarantine

DOLE grants Php 5,000.00 assistance to workers affected by COVID-19

DOLE issues Guidelines on Implementing the COVID-19 Adjustment Measures Program (“CAMP”) for giving Php 5,000.00 cash assistance to workers affected by COVID-19

The Data Privacy Act and how it affects your business

Make sure your business complies with all the requirements under the Data Privacy Act for processing the personal data of customers and employees to avoid investigation and penalties.

5 Essential Legal Documents for your Business

Dedicated to making the law simple and more accessible to professionals and SMEs, Legal Tree lets you easily create and customize personal and business documents.