|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 2707 - AN ACT TO
EXEMPT THE INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OR ITS SUCCESSORS FROM
THE PAYMENT OF GIFT, FRANCHISE, SPECIFIC, PERCENTAGE, REAL PROPERTY
EXCHANGE, IMPORT, EXPORT AND ALL OTHER TAXES, AND THE MEMBERS OF ITS
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL STAFF FROM THE PAYMENT OF INCOME TAX |
| Section 1. The
provisions of existing laws or ordinances to the contrary
notwithstanding, the International Rice Research Institute, or its
successors, shall be exempt from the payment of gift, franchise,
specific, percentage, real property, exchange, import, export, and all
other taxes provided under existing laws or ordinances. This exemption
shall extend to goods imported and owned by the International Rice
Research Institute to be leased or used by members of its staff. |
Sec. 2. All gifts, bequests, donations and contributions which may be received by the International Rice Research Institute from any source whatsoever, or which may be granted by the Institute to any individual or non-profit organization for educational or scientific purposes, shall be exempt from the payment of the taxes imposed under Title III of the National Internal Revenue Code. All gifts, contributions and donations to the Institute shall be considered allowable deductions for purposes of determining the income tax of the donor.
Sec. 3. Non-Filipino citizens serving on the technical and scientific staff of the International Rice Research Institute shall be exempt from the payment of income tax on salaries and stipends in dollars received solely and by reason of service rendered to the Institute.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 18, 1960