SGV GCR team holds 1st Tax Compliance Congress

The Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) team held its 1st SGV GCR Tax Compliance Congress on 2 February 2023. The virtual event was anchored on the theme “Adapting to the Changing Tax Compliance Environment” and was attended by over 800 participants from SGV and other external organizations.



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SGV GCR Leader Sonia D. Segovia (SDS) formally opened the Congress while SGV Tax Leader Atty. Fabian K. Delos Santos (FKS) delivered a message to the attendees. EY Asean Tax Leader Amarjeet Singh, EY Asean GCR Leader Julian Wong, and SGV Vice Chair and Deputy Managing Partner Ma. Vivian C. Ruiz (VCR) also graced the event and delivered messages on the significant role of tax compliance in the ever-changing taxation landscape in the Philippines and in the region.



SGV GCR team presents e-certificate and token to BIR Assistant Commissioner Hon. Marietta U. Lorenzo


For the technical sessions, GCR Partners Josenilo G. Mendoza (JGM) and Aaron C. Escartin (ACE) discussed key insights on year-end tax compliance and reportorial requirements, and the differences between current and deferred income tax with the aim of bridging the gap between accounting and tax rules, respectively. GCR Partners Maricris U. See (MUS), Joanna T. Dela Chica (JTC), Don Don T. Mojica (DTM), Hentje Leo L. Leano (LLL) and Michael A. Madlangbayan (MAM) served as moderators during the technical sessions.


There were also resource speakers from the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) at the Tax Compliance Congress. BLGF OIC Executive Director Hon. Ma. Pamela P. Quizon discussed local tax updates and real property valuation reform. BIR Assistant Commissioner Hon. Marietta U. Lorenzo provided an outline of the plans and programs of the Bureau for 2023 and beyond, while BIR Assistant Commissioner Hon. Jannette R. Cruz gave updates on BIR’s E-invoicing project.


GCR Senior Directors Meynard L. Sardalla and Marivic M. Rebulanan hosted the morning and afternoon sessions. Maricris was the lead partner for the GCR Tax Compliance Congress, with Sonia as the overall partner-in charge. Among the core organizing committee members of the event were Michael, Don Don, Senior Directors Earvin Darren L. Lee, Christiene Lawrence R. Matic, Meynard L. Sardalla, and Associate Director Nicolo Paolo C. Senatin. 


The GCR Tax Compliance Congress is aligned with the SGV Tax team’s vision toward a sustainable Philippine tax ecosystem where the taxpayers are educated on tax rules and willing to comply, and where government agencies are the taxpayers’ business partners.

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