DOF tax reforms relieve rich while burdening poor–IBON

Features Philippines Oct 27, 2017 at 3:28 pm

Research group IBON said that the Department of Finance’s (DOF) proposed tax reform program relieves the rich and burdens the poor. The group said that this will worsen inequality in the country and should be replaced by a tax program that taxes the rich instead and is backed with the required political will.

The DOF proposed tax reform program seeks to raise an additional Php600 billion by 2019. IBON noted that it will do this by raising taxes on the country’s poor majority and reducing taxes paid by the rich and big corporations

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