Sen. Grace Poe, tutol sa 12% VAT sa mga online transactions
ni Ronalyn Seminiano Reonico | July 31, 2020
Sinabi ni Senator Grace Poe na hindi niya susuportahan ang bill na naglalayong maglagay ng value-added tax sa mga digital transactions katulad ng Lazada, Shopee, Netflix, Spotify, atbp..
Aniya, "A lot of my colleagues have expressed their disapproval and I'm one of them particularly at this time when we are encouraging online platforms. Perhaps later on for the bigger companies, but the majority here in the country are MSMEs (micro, small, medium enterprises). The ones that will be affected are the startups, the smaller companies."
Ngayong nasa kalagitnaan ang bansa sa laban kontra-COVID-19, saad ni Sen. Grace,
"I think taxing them at this time will not be very encouraging. Granted that it might add revenue to the government, but I don't think the productivity that would be decreased... is actually productive at this time.”