A Representative Office in the Philippines is a foreign corporation organized and existing under foreign laws. It does not derive income from the host country and is fully subsidized by its head office. The Representative Office in the Philippines deals directly with clients of the parent company as it undertakes such activities as information dissemination, acts as a communication center and promote company products, as well as quality control of products for export. The Representative Office is not allowed to offer its services to third parties in the Philippines.
A Philippines Representative Office is not subject to income tax since it is not allowed to generate any income from any of its services performed within the Philippines. In addition, it is not qualified to register with PEZA or BOI.
K&C provides full business registration services to obtain all the permits and licenses needed to legally start and do business in the Philippines. We have registered over 500 foreign companies in the Philippines in the last six years, specifically call centers, BPOs and Web development companies. Our team of corporate, labor and tax lawyers will meet and discuss your options and requirements for opening your new business in the Philippines, draft articles of incorporations and by-laws, then process all documents.