Due to strong economic growth, the residential real estate market in the Philippines continues to perform well. Prices are not high, returns are good and the Philippine economy is in its eighth year of strong growth.
Nonresident (i.e. whose stay in the country does not exceed 180 days) foreigners are liable to tax on their Philippine-sourced income. Nonresident foreigners are classified depending on business activities and the applicable tax rules depend on this classification:
We look at inheritance from a taxation perspective, and what inheritance laws apply to foreigners leaving the property in the Philippines as well as what restrictions there are and whether making a will is advisable.
Income tax on rent, worked example, in Philippines Non-resident couple´s joint monthly rental income1 US$1,500 US$6,000 US$12,000 Annual Rental Income 18,000 72,000 144,000 Less: Expenses3 90% 16,200 64,800 129,600 = Taxable Income 1,800 7,200 14,400 Income Tax Rates4 Up to PHP10,000 5% 20 20 20 PHP10,000 – PHP30,000 10% 80 80 80 PHP30,000 – PHP70,000 […]
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The Philippines’ residential property market continues to perform very well, due to robust economic growth. Makati CBD property prices have risen by almost 132% from 2010 to 2018. Yet prices are not high, and yields are good, and the Philippine economy is in the 8th year of strong growth. The average price of a luxury […]
Transaction costs are very high in the Philippines How high are realtors´ and lawyers´ fees in the Philippines? What about other property purchase costs? TRANSACTION COSTS Who Pays? Notary Fee 1% – 2% buyer Local Transfer Tax 0.50% – 0.75% buyer Registration Fee 1% buyer Documentary Stamp Tax 1.50% seller Capital Gains Tax 6.00% seller […]
The Philippines is now in its 8th year of a house price boom The Philippines’ residential property market continues to perform very well, due to robust economic growth. Makati CBD property prices have risen by almost 132% from 2010 to 2018. Yet prices are not high, and yields are good, and the Philippine economy is […]