SGV IDT Principal Atty. Alden C. Labaguis speaks at PortCalls-PMTLAI VAT Zero Rating on Local Purchases seminar

SGV Indirect Tax (IDT) Principal Atty. Alden C. Labaguis was a resource speaker at the "VAT Zero Rating on Local Purchases" seminar organized by PortCalls and the Philippine Multimodal Transport and Logistics Association, Inc. (PMTLAI) on 4 August 2023. About 140 participants and representatives from different logistics companies in the Philippines attended the event, which was held at the Ballroom of Citadines Bay City Manila. 



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Alden led the topic discussion on VAT Zero Rating on Local Purchases and discussed several BIR issuances. He also discussed common issues that may be encountered by taxpayers when applying for VAT refund. Alden interactively addressed questions from the participants during the open forum toward the end of the seminar.



SGV Tax team with PEZA and PortCalls representatives


PMTLAI Training and Education Chair Doris Torres delivered the welcome remarks, while Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Deputy Director General (DDG) on Operations Vivian Santos discussed recent PEZA updates. DDG Santos also addressed questions from the participants after her discussion.


Alden led the SGV coordinating team for the seminar. He was assisted by IDT Associate Director Atty. Lauren Antonette M. Mendoza, and IDT Senior Associates Attys. Kierk Robin M. Ret and Natividad G. Busa.


International Tax and Transaction Services (ITTS) Partner Atty. Auresana "Rhena" B. Ines, ITTS Senior Associates Attys. Ronalyn L. Mamauag and Warlyn D. Dumo, along with Executive Assistant Cristine D. Limho also attended the event.

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