After 6 years, the highly-praised Urban Roamer's taxation guide gets a needed and insightful update, with some tips on how to make taxes more bearable for the freelancing taxpayer.
The Urban Roamer’s BIR Registration Guide for (Part-Time) Freelancers
Truth be told, I had no intention of getting myself registered as a freelancing “professional.” (if writers are considered as “professionals” which the BIR says they are) It’s not that I do not wish to cheat on taxes despite my apprehensions and frustrations with the way things are run in the government today. Rather, my non-intent is borne out of practical reasons. One of them being I am currently a full-time employee, so I’m already paying taxes through the withholding tax deducted from my payslip. The other one is the fact that my writing gig is a part-time thing at this point, (something I stress much often) not to mention…