Legacy of Purpose — Sarmiento Loriega Law Office

Tax Law

With the continuing evolution and complexity of tax laws, jurisprudence, rules and regulations, expert advice from specialists in the field of taxation are now an integral part of every commercial venture. We provide competent, creative and business- oriented solutions that enable our clients to reach their business objectives in the most tax-efficient and effective manner.

Our integrated tax practice includes advice on international tax matters, treaty relief, corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, fiscal incentives, transfer pricing, joint ventures, and strategic financing structures. We collaborate with our Firm’s other practice areas to provide wholistic advice and assistance on industry-specific tax issues as may be required by our clients’ business activities. The tax team’s comprehensive review of a target company’s potential tax risks and exposures is an integral part of our Firm’s due diligence review services for prospective investors.

Our tax practice also caters to individual and family tax concerns, particularly in wealth management and estate planning. We work with ultra-high net worth families and individuals to come up with the most effective and tax-efficient strategies to grow and preserve their wealth, build their legacy and pass on their estate to the next generation in a manner tailor-fit to the client’s vision.

We advise, assist and represent our clients in dealing with the wide-range of government agencies that play a role in the Philippine tax system, including the Department of Finance, the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Bureau of Customs, the Board of Investments, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority, and the various local government units across the country.

We combine substantive tax expertise with litigation experience to advise and represent our clients in tax dispute resolution at all levels. We work closely with our clients’ internal tax teams to formulate and execute effective strategies from the local and national administrative levels, the Boards of Assessment Appeals, the Regional Trial Courts, the Court of Tax Appeals and up to the Supreme Court. Our tax team also provides effective assistance to foreign counsel in offshore litigation involving Philippine tax issues. Our Founding Partner, Atty. Maria Elizabeth E. Peralta-Loriega, has acted as expert witness in international commercial arbitration over tax issues governed by Philippine law.