Value added tax

Topics: Income tax, Value added tax, Tax / Pages: 415 (103730 words) / Published: Oct 7th, 2013
A value added tax (VAT) is a form of consumption tax. From the perspective of the buyer, it is a tax on the purchase price. From that of the seller, it is a tax only on the value added to a product, material, or service, from an accounting point of view, by this stage of its manufacture or distribution. The purpose of VAT is to generate tax revenues to the government similar to the corporate income tax or the personal income tax.

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 Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P1,500,000.00).
• 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

Tax Form
BIR Form 2550 M - Monthly Value-Added Tax Declaration (February 2007 ENCS)
Documentary Requirements

1. Duly issued Certificate of Creditable VAT Withheld at Source (BIR Form No. 2307), if applicable
2. Summary Alphalist of Withholding Agents of Income Payments Subjected to Withholding Tax At Source (SAWT), if applicable

3. Duly approved Tax Debit Memo, if applicable

4. Duly approved Tax Credit Certificate, if applicable

5. Authorization letter, if return is filed by authorized representative.
A value added tax (VAT) is a form of consumption tax. From the perspective of the buyer, it is a tax on the purchase price. From that of the seller, it is a tax only on the value added to a product, material, or service, from an accounting point of view, by this stage of its manufacture or distribution. The purpose of VAT is to generate tax revenues to the government similar to the corporate income tax or the personal income tax.

Who Are Required To File VAT Returns
• Any person or entity who, in the course of his trade or business,

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