Hey, Paul – You mentioned in an earlier post that you’re going back to the USA after tax “busy season” is over. You also mentioned that you’ll be back in the Philippines somewhere in the September/October time frame. I thought you lived here in the Philippines – what kind of expat are you? “What kind […]
Living in the Philippines with a Permanent Resident Visa
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I got some shocking news earlier this week. Before giving you the news that I received, I want to lay out the underlying story for you first, though. It all started back on January 22, just a couple of weeks ago. I am surprised, but what happened that day did not seem to get a […]
As any long time reader knows, if you are living here on a permanent visa (and some other types of visa holders as well), every year in either January or February you must report to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and pay your head tax. It’s not a big deal, only P310, but it is […]
Today we got a comment and question from Annaliza. This is what Annaliza had to say: I suggested that if your trying to apply for 13 A Visa rather first exit the Philippines after your 30 days Visa expires even just to Hong Kong with your wife and came back both an hour after so that […]
Hi Friends! Today’s post here on LiP could easily turn into a big heated discussion about US politics. But, I am not here to talk about US politics, and I hope you are not either. Why could today’s topic get heated? Two reasons. Firstly, today is a heated political day in the USA. At the […]
Yesterday, I needed to visit the BIR in order to obtain a Tax ID Number (TIN). This number is used by the government in the assessment and collection of a myriad of taxes here, from income tax to VAT. Now, my income is wholly earned outside of the Philippines, so I’ve never needed to obtain […]