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The Philippines: Court denies tobacco firm’s tax refund

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) denied for lack of merit the petition filed by British American Tobacco (BAT) seeking a tax refund of PHP305.82 million representing excise taxes prepaid for 2017. In a decision dated June 28, the tax court's Second Division said there should be strict compliance with the requisites under the law...

Philippine: Dark side to Big Tobacco’s Covid-19 CSR activities?

Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed? On 26 March this year, as the Philippines recorded 707 Covid-19 cases two weeks into a nationwide lockdown to...