THE Home of Representatives on Monday authorized on third and remaining studying the invoice granting medical frontliners a 25-percent low cost on their private earnings tax.
Voting 235 affirmative, 0 damaging and no abstention, lawmakers authorized Home Invoice 8259 or the Handog sa mga Bayaning Lumaban Kontra Covid-19 Act.
The invoice exempts medical frontliners from paying 25 % of earnings tax due for taxable yr 2020.
It additionally limits the protection of the proposed tax exemption to wage or compensation, in addition to the gross receipts from the train of occupation or employment obtained by medical entrance liners for taxable yr 2020.
The invoice mentioned the tax exemption shall not embrace these incomes obtained by the medical frontliners from their different companies, investments, and different kinds of passive earnings not associated to serving, treating, caring, aiding and helping Covid-19 sufferers.
It additionally authorizes the Secretary of Finance to increase, for a interval of no more than six months, the exemption from cost of earnings tax to certified medical frontliners.
The income implication of the unique proposal, a full tax exemption, was P9 billion, in response to a place paper despatched by the Division of Finance (DOF).
“The 25-percent low cost will seemingly cowl the taxes they might have owed on their Covid-19 allowances. That was the state’s try to compensate them for his or her service. Let me be clear: I don’t want the federal government to tax their heroism,” Home Committee on Methods and Means Chairman Joey Sarte Salceda mentioned.