Law Blogs

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.

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.