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    Red face VAT and NON-VAT IT Company

    Hi Vic,

    Good day. I just want to ask regarding VAT and NON-VAT. I started as an independent IT consultant August 2011 with an IT company and one of the team handling contractors told me to register as non-vat since the projected income I will be earning for 2011 will not exceed the threshold of over 1.5M gross annual receipts. Prior to being an independent consultant I was a regular employee for another company from January to end of July. However even if we add this income it will not exceed the threshold so I registered as a NON-VAT and issue NON-VAT receipts. Now my question is, with the projected income I'll be earning for 2012 I'll exceed 1.5M. When should I register as a VAT tax payer? and can I issue the OR I have now even if it has non-vat tagging after registering as a VAT payer. I have 20 booklets of ORs but since I only issue 2 ORs per month so I'm wondering if I still need to request to create a new OR with VAT tagging.... thanks and I hope I have made my questions clearer...

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    Hi, with the projected revenue you will be earning for 2012, it's good to change your registration now from nonVAT to VAT. Even though you registered as nonVAT if your revenue/sales exceeds the threshold 1.5M - you are already considered as VAT liable. That is why some companies who think that their sales/receipts will meet the threshold (example if they earn revenue of 375K in a quarter) already register their company as VAT registered. Now, with regard to your old OR/invoices, you can visit BIR and ask a permit if they will allow you to stamp your old nonVAT invoices with VAT indication while you are in your process of registering and printing your VAT registered OR/invoices.
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    Starting 2012, it is P1,919,500 and no longer P1.5m. Apart from the simple application of the rule on threshold is the implication of input VAT as contrasted to the 3% OPT to determine which is more beneficial. If you do not have much input, I would suggest for non-VAT so more fees goes to your pocket than to taxes.
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    Hi is this new threshold of 1.9M effective for 2012? Is this a new ruling from BIR? I just read your mail and it is exactly my concern that I have not much of input tax so at the end of the day I will be paying more taxes when I become VAT registered. Also, the company I'm working for is zero rated so I cannot charge them the VAT amount for my professional fee. The company is a PEZA registered and I was thinking to file zero rated application. Am I qualify for zero rated application?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IC_0925 View Post
    Hi is this new threshold of 1.9M effective for 2012? Is this a new ruling from BIR? I just read your mail and it is exactly my concern that I have not much of input tax so at the end of the day I will be paying more taxes when I become VAT registered. Also, the company I'm working for is zero rated so I cannot charge them the VAT amount for my professional fee. The company is a PEZA registered and I was thinking to file zero rated application. Am I qualify for zero rated application?
    Hi IC_0925. Yes, it is effective for 2012 and a new Ruling of the BIR. If your sale to PEZA company relates to their registered activity, then, yes it could qualify zero-rating and you ask for PEZA VAT Certificate of Zero-rating and PEZA Certificate of Registration in support of your zero-rating. Under zero-rating, you do not pay 12% VAT and keep your input taxes where you either apply for refund or tax credit or carry-over until your next VAT transaction. It maybe worth to retain your VAT registration because if you go for percentage tax (OPT), you will pay 3%, though you will expense the input VAT passed on. I suggest you make sample computations to see which is better of. Be minded also of the 3-year irrevocability of your VAT registration in considering for OPT registration.
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    Thanks TaxAcctgCenter for the information. It's a new regulation RR 16-2011, RR 3 -2012.
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    Thanks Chief Vic.
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