Value-Added Tax (VAT)
Value-Added Tax is a form of sales tax. It is a tax on consumption levied on the sale, barter, exchange or lease of goods or properties and services in the Philippines and on importation of goods into the Philippines. It is an indirect tax, which may be shifted or passed on to the buyer, transferee or lessee of goods, properties or services. The standard rate of VAT is 12 percent of the gross selling price or gross receipts.
WHO ARE REQUIRED TO FILE VAT RETURNS?
Any person or entity who, in the course of his trade or business, sells, barters, exchanges, leases goods or properties and renders services subject to VAT, if the aggregate amount of actual gross sales or receipts exceed One Million Nine Hundred Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P1,919,500.00).
A person required to register as VAT taxpayer but failed to register
Any person, whether or not made in the course of his trade or business, who imports goods
The amount of the tax shall be shown as a separate item in the invoice or receipt.
Previously exempt transactions that are now subject to VAT
Medical services such as dental & veterinary services rendered by professionals;
Non-food agricultural products;
Marine and forest products;
Cotton and cotton seeds;
Coal and natural gas;
Passenger cargo vessels of more than 5,000 tons;
Work of art, literary works, musical composition;
Generation, transmission and distribution of electricity including that of electric cooperatives;
Sale of residential lot valued at more than P1,500,000.00;
Sale of residential house & lot/dwellings valued at more than P2,500,000.00;
Lease of residential unit with a monthly rental of more than P10,000;