Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Business taxes and the Philippines

I just recently sold some software to a business in the Philippines.  When they paid their invoice, they deducted 30% for income taxes.  The told me that while my business was NOT subject to Philippine withholding and income tax, I had to apply for the tax treaty relief ahead of time.

This strikes me as something just short of extortion.  Looks like all future sales to businesses in the Philippines will be marked up by 30%. 

Friday, January 07, 2011

Exchange Connections on Facebook

We have an Exchange Connections page on Facebook now.  We hope to use this page to spawn not only technical discussions and information, but also allow people to discuss the types of sessions they would like to see at the Exchange Connections conference.  Please visit the page and "Like" it if you are a Facebook user!