The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Freeport Area of Bataan and Bataan Export Processing Zone (PICPA-FAB-BEPZ) Chapter organized a webinar titled CREATE Act and VAT Updates: Impact on Registered Business Enterprises (RBEs) on 28 July. PICPA-FAB-BEPZ Chapter President Marc Czimon Lizeralde welcomed nearly 170 people to the webinar hosted by PICPA Officer Arjay Bacsal.
SGV Clark Tax Partners Hentje Leo L. Leaño (LLL) and Margaux A. Advincula (MAA) covered the VAT provisions under the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Act and the latest VAT issuance under Revenue Regulations (RR) No. 9-2021, as well as their impact on RBEs. They also provided an overview of the conflicting issuances of RR No. 9-2021 and Section 5 of the Act. On the day of the webinar, the BIR issued RR No. 15-2021 which deferred the implementation of RR No. 9-2021.
The webinar concluded with an open forum moderated by LLL and MAA. PICPA-FAB-BEPZ Chapter Executive Vice President Marites Bartolome then delivered the closing remarks. Tax Associate Director Michael Lapasaran, Tax Senior Associate Virly Jane Tiare and Atty. John Marti Duya, and Tax Associate Brevin Perez assisted the speakers in the preparation of the webinar materials.