House Bill 5636 to raise excise taxes on automobiles

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The Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bill seeks to increase excise taxes on fuel and new vehicles.
The House of Representatives of the Philippines has approved on third and final reading the administration’s tax reform package. The new piece of legislation, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Bill (House Bill 5636) is centerpiece of the current administration. The House passed the HB 5636 on second and third readings in one session since President Rodrigo Duterte certified it as urgent.
 
TRAIN seeks to lower personal income tax (PIT) rates and will increase excise taxes on commodities such as automobiles.

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The House passed the HB 5636 on second and third readings in one session since President Rodrigo Duterte certified it as urgent
 
In detail, the HB 5636 seeks to impose an excise tax per liter of refined petroleum products, as well as on cars, expect buses, cargo vans, jeepneys, trucks and special purpose vehicles.
 
Like House Bill 4774 that increases car prices of luxury vehicles, the HB 5636 will levy more excise taxes on these cars than the volume models.

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TRAIN seeks to lower personal income tax (PIT) rates and will increase excise taxes on commodities such as automobiles

Under HB 5636, the first stage of the new tax rates will be effective from January 1, 2018, and the second stage will take effect on January 1, 2019.
 
The bill also raises excise tax on fuel, brand-new cars, and sugary drinks.

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IMPACT OF EXCISE TAX HIKE ON CAR SALES
 
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