Category: Blog

Highlights of SONA 2018: What the President Has to Say?

War on drugs, corruption, taxes, healthcare and the promotion of a new House Speaker — These are the highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). A lot of Filipino people found the speech controversial for not only it captured various topics but it was also shrouded by shocking announcements. Flickr July 23, 2018 — Two years after President Rodrigo Duterte took his oath as the President of the Philippines, he returned to the Batasang Pambansa Complex to deliver his third State of the Nation Address and presented the Administration’s current plans in providing changes for the […]

JuanTax as An Alternative to eBIR 7.1: A Definitive Review

One of the worst headaches among business owners in the Philippines are their struggles in preparing and filing taxes. Probably, this is an issue that they might not want to talk about, due to its horrendous nature. Despite the efforts shown by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in bringing a much digital approach to its tax filing system and ending the struggle of businesses in tax compliance, some of its critics were still not convinced, thinking that the government sector could do more on this matter. One of those efforts that we’re talking about was the recent launch of […]

Business Alert : President Duterte Signs Ease of Doing Business Act

May 28, 2018 — President Rodrigo Duterte officially signs Republic Act No. 11032 or Ease of Doing Business Act, as part of the government’s advocacy in providing a much faster way of accomplishing government transactions. About the Law R.A No. 11032, or also known as the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act is actually an amendment of the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007. According to President Duterte, this newly signed law could hopefully bring an end to the ongoing struggle of excessive regulations especially when it comes to accomplishing government-related transactions. In a statement made by […]

Xero HQ Update: Templates for Ask, and File Attachments Now Available

Xero Blog Xero announced the latest features added to their practice platform, Xero HQ — and this time their focusing on enhancing customer engagements with contact and query templates, in hopes of making accountant-client communication a lot more easier! Ask Templates for Xero HQ Asking questions could often be time consuming for some, especially if things that are needed to be discussed involves the same question that needs to be sent to a particular client. Which is why during Xero HQ’s latest release update, it was announced that users of Ask can already utilize their past client’s records in directly […]

Xero HQ Announces Integration with Hangouts Chat

February 28, 2018 — Wednesday — Xero HQ launched its latest integration with Google Hangouts Chat in order to improve the mode of communication between Xero advisors and small business owners. Chatbots Saving the Day! One of the most important aspects in having a good client-advisor relationship is through secure collaboration, and the best way to have that is with the use of technology. Which is why Xero, in partnership with Google Cloud, officially announces Hangouts Chat bot for Xero HQ that would provide efficient communication for accountants, bookkeepers and small business clients. Just Ask and Chat Last year, Xero […]

JuanTax Launches Its Standalone Version

October 11, 2017 – Wednesday — JuanTax, the first ever Philippine-based cloud tax software launched its newest standalone version which allows users to enter and import transactions, as well as contacts directly into JuanTax. About JuanTax Standalone Primarily, as an add-on for Xero accounting software, one of the essential functions of JuanTax is to push transactions from Xero directly into the tax software, which makes tax filing easier. With this integration, users can easily generate and file their tax reports within seconds. But what if you want to use JuanTax but you don’t have an account with Xero or you’re […]

The Modern Day Challenges in Filing Taxes

Tax filing is one of the most grueling task that an accountant or even ordinary citizens could think of. In fact, a 2015 study conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), proves this scenario, as the Philippines gained the 127th spot among the list of countries with the easiest tax filing and payment system. Struggling by the Numbers According to the 2015 PwC study called “Paying Taxes 2015,”statistics show that out of 189 countries, the Philippines was ranked 127th among the regions with the most tedious process of filing and paying taxes, with 36 kinds of payments that should be accomplished within […]

JuanTax Present at the 17th ACPAPP National Convention

September 21, 2017 – Pampanga — JuanTax joined the ACPAPP 17th Annual National Convention as an official exhibitor at the Royce Hotel in Clark, Pampanga. The event was attended by various Philippine CPA practitioners and as expected, the convention was filled with inspiring and educational keynotes from various industry leaders and business personalities which focuses closely on the latest when it comes to accounting, PH Taxes and technology. Playing the part of exhibitors at the convention, JuanTax provided demos on using Xero accounting software, and integrating Xero with JuanTax.

My Xerocon Melbourne 2017 Experience

Xerocon Melbourne 2017 kicked off its first day with surprises, product announcements as well as inspiring keynotes from various speakers and industry leaders. At the end of the day, we could tell that all our expectations were truly fulfilled, and that we really had a good time at Xerocon! The World is Getting Smaller During an opening keynote from the man himself, Xero CEO and Founder Rod Drury., he mentioned: “Xero partners are already working together to create virtual international consulting services. You simply have to work on a global platform nowadays – and that’s an incredibly disruptive thought.” Three […]

Takeaways from Xerocon Melbourne 2017

September 14, 2017 – Thursday — Xerocon makes its way to Melbourne, Australia once again for the biggest accounting conference of the year. I’m so glad that the team and I were part of the 3,000 attendees who participated at the event and got the chance to learn many exciting things about Xero and cloud accounting. Five Big Announcements During Xerocon, speakers at the event made some official announcements regarding the latest happenings in the world of Xero. Check out these product unveilings below: 1. The newly improved Xero HQ is a cool multi-vendor platform that was designed to help […]