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Commitment to change: Get on the TRAIN

15 February 2018, 8:00AM - 5:00PM, PHT Manila, Philippines

R.G. Manabat & Co. will host a one-day seminar to discuss Republic Act No. 10963 or more commonly known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. Taxpayers should be aware of the amendments made in the 1997 National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) since most of these amendments took effect on 1 January 2018. 



  • Batch 1 - February 15, 2018, Thursday (This session is full.)
  • Batch 2 - February 28, 2018, Wednesday


Venue: Dusit Thani Manila


Time: 9:00 AM to 5 PM

Registration is from 8:15 AM to 8:45 Am

Snacks, lunch, and seminar kits will be provided.


Seminar Fee: 

PHP 8,800.00 per participant

(exclusive of 12% VAT)


This is open to KPMG clients and non-clients alike. The participants will also earn CPD credits.


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This discussion will cover the amendments on the following items:

  • Powers of Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • Income tax and fringe benefits tax
  • Donor's tax
  • Estate tax
  • Value-added tax (VAT)
  • Percentage tax
  • Excise tax
  • Documentary stamp tax
  • Administrative provisions


Is it equally important that taxpayers should be updated on the relevat issuances of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and decisions of the Supreme Court (SC) and the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) as well as on corporate updates released in 2017. The discussion will cover the following matters:

  • Tax-free exchange
  • VAT
  • Withholding tax
  • Tax assessment
  • Tax refund
  • VAT refund
  • Abatement
  • Corporate updates
Speakers Guide
Module Time Resource Person
Opening Remarks 8:45 - 9:00 am

Maria Carmela M. Peralta

Head of Tax

Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) 9:00 - 11:00 am

Karen Jane S. Vergara-Manese

Partner, Tax

Income Tax and Fringe Benefit Tax
BREAK 11:00 - 11:15 am  
TRAIN 11:15 - 12:15 pm

Emmanuel P. Bonoan

Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer

Percentage Tax, Excise Tax and DST
LUNCH 12:15 - 1:15 pm  
TRAIN 1:15 - 3:15 pm

Leandro Ben M. Robediso

Partner, Tax

Powers of the Commissioner, Administrative Provisions, Donor's Tax, Estate Tax and VAT
BREAK 3:15 - 3:30 pm  
Tax and Corporate Updates 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Manuel P. Salvador III

Principal, Tax

Questions and Answer Closing Remarks 4:30 - 5:00 pm