Identifying the most appropriate business structure, ensuring the security of ownership and registering the business in a timely manner are the challenges faced by start-up Companies that our team normally assists. We ensure your timely operations in setting-up any of the following business entities:
- Domestic Corporation
Domestic corporation in the Philippines is a local company established by at lease five (5) natural persons to engage in any lawful business or undertaking in the Philippines such as for services, trading, wholesaling, and manufacturing. Read more…
- Philippine Subsidiary
Philippine subsidiary is a domestic corporation in form that is organized and existing under the laws of the Philippines, except that it is owned or controlled by a foreign entity through ownership of the majority of its equity to the extent allowed by law in reference to its nature of activity, market, and capitalization. Read more…
- Philippine Branch Office
A Philippine Branch is a legal entity abroad that is provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by a License To Do Business in the Philippines on areas similar to the operations abroad that is allowed for 100% foreign investments in the Philippines.
- Regional Operating Headquarters (ROHQ)
Regional operating headquarters (ROHQ) in the Philippines is a legal entity abroad that is provided by the SEC a License To Do Business in the Philippines to render specific services to subsidiaries, branches, and affiliates within Asia Pacific Region and abroad. With the limited operations, it is provided with tax and other incentives such as 10% income tax on taxable net income instead of the regular 30%, 15% final withholding tax on its managerial and technical expatriate employees in the Philippines and Filipinos holding similar positions.
- Regional Area Headquarters (RAHQ)
Regional Area Headquarters (RAHQ) a legal entity abroad that is provided by the SEC a License To Do Business in the Philippines as an administrative office and coordination center in the Philippines of its subsidiaries, branches, and affiliates in the Asia Pacific Region and abroad. It a cost center and is not allowed to earn income so not subject to income tax and value added tax, but a withholding agent in its income payments subject to withholding tax.
- Philippine Representative Office
A Philippine Representative Office a legal entity abroad that is provided by the SEC a License To Do Business in the Philippines as its representative in the Philippines in dealing with the local clients of its head office with regards to client orders, information dissemination and promotional activities, quality control, and other administrative works for its head office. This is also a cost center and not allowed to earn income so not subject to income tax and value added tax, but a withholding agent in its income payments subject to withholding tax.
- Foundations and Non-stock Non-Profit Company Philippines
A foundation or a non-stock non-profit entity to engage in charitable, religious, scientific, or cultural activities could be of local origin or that of foreign. In either case, it is required to register with the Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC) and other government agencies. By the nature of its operations and upon qualifications with the established rules, they are exempted from payment of income tax and other taxes.