Tax Law, Estates

Estate Tax Amnesty is EXTENDED AGAIN…most likely!

The Estate Tax Amnesty was extended yet again with the House passing the bill with great speed and the Senate adopting it and signing it recently as is so as to ensure it beats the deadline. The only thing needed now is the signature of the President.

If approved, the extension will now benefit more people as it shall cover estates of decedents who passed away on or before May 31, 2022. Before it was only for those who died before 2018.

Other changes are less requirements, online filing as well as installment options. This is indeed good news and most likely the last time in a long time we will benefit from this.

The Department of Finance already announced in their website that the President will sign before the State of the Nation Address.We hope he signs it before the deadline on June 14, though.

Once out, we will come up with another Ultimate Guide on our Youtube and Facebook channel.

Tax Law, Estates

The Estate Amnesty Extension Rules are OUT!

The Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Estate Amnesty Tax extension is out!

Noteworthy items include:

  • The new deadline in June 14, 2023
  • There is no need for proof of settlement (judicial or extrajudicial) when submitting the Estate Tax Amnesty Return (ETAR)
    • but no electronic Certificate Authorizing Registration (eCAR) shall also unless such proof is presented
  • The BIR Form has been revised (2118-EA)
  • Filing is now where the executor or administrator is registered, or if not yet registered, at the executor or administrator’s residence.

It also seems that after you submit your documents, you may need to wait 5 days before it is endorsed for payment with the authorized agent banks/collection officers or notified of any deficiencies in the application (i.e. babalik po kayo)

It also seems that there is a direction to issue just one eCAR for all properties although we are not there yet. (one property, one eCAR for now)

Lastly, should there be properties not covered by the deed of extra judicial settlement or court order, only those properties covered shall be issued eCAR. I hope this means that they will issue eCAR at least for those indicated.

Full rules are here

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141 days Before the Estate Tax Amnesty Expires

Do you have a house or land that could not be transferred because of estate taxes? For those who died before 2018, you can save a lot on estate taxes under the estate tax amnesty law which will expire on June 14, 2021.

This will be the last chance to avail of the 6% tax on the net estate or a minimum of only PHP 5,000 for loved ones who died before the year 2018. If not, estate tax rates can go up to as much as 20% PLUS interest and penalties.

For more information, see

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