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Doing Business in the Philippines

Companies starting or doing business in the Philippines need to perform a number of key steps to setup a company in the Philippines and start their business. Whether you are putting up a BPO such as a call center or web development outsourcing company, below are tasks you would need to accomplish to get your new company up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.

You first need to determine which type of business vehicle you should register with the Philippines SEC and other government agencies, whether it be a branch office, representative office or domestic corporation (subsidiary). Certain outsourcing companies can be fully foreign owned if a certain amount of capital is paid up or a certain percentage of their business if export (service or sales). Certain foreign, pioneering and outsourcing companies may avail of certain tax incentives and registration with PEZA or BOI when doing business in the Philippines.

Start-up Consulting Services

Business Registration – Identify the appropriate business vehicle to register your company the Philippines with only $125 of paid up capital

Tax Incentives – Determine whether your company can avail of tax incentives with BOI or PEZA

HR Recruitment – Source, interview and recruit experienced managers, call center agents, developers and designers

Employment Contracts & Employee Manuals – Draft employee manuals and contracts that are compliant with the Labor Code of the Philippines

Working Visas and Permits – Process all documents with Department of Labor (DOLE) and Bureau of Immigration for foreign employees

Accounting & Payroll – Perform general accounting and payroll as well as remittance to government agencies

Business Registration in the Philippines


  • Greg

    Gregory Kittelson is a co-founder of various companies in Manila, Philippines; InCorp (formerly Kittelson & Carpo Consulting), a corporate services firm, KMC Savills, a real estate services firm and KMC Solutions, Southeast Asia's largest coworking and flexible workspace company with Employer of Record (EOR) & Outsourcing Services.

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