|REPUBLIC ACT NO. 600 - AN
ACT TO PRESCRIBE A GRADUATED SCALE FOR THE INCOME TAX ON CORPORATIONS
BY AMENDING SECTION TWENTY-FOUR AND FIFTY-FOUR OF COMMONWEALTH ACT
NUMBERED FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SIX, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES |
Section twenty-four of Commonwealth Act Numbered Four hundred and
sixty-six, as amended, is hereby further amended to read as follows: |
"Sec. 24. Rate of tax on corporations. – There shall be levied, assessed, collected, and paid annually upon the total net income received in the preceding taxable year from all sources by every corporation organized in, or existing under the laws of the Philippines, no matter how created or organized, but not including duly registered general copartnerships (compaas colectivas), a tax upon such income equal to the sum of the following:"
Twenty per centum upon the amount by which such total net income does not exceed one hundred thousand pesos; and
Twenty-eight per centum upon the amount by which such total net income exceeds one hundred thousand pesos; and a like tax shall be levied, assessed, collected, and paid annually upon the total net income received in the preceding taxable year from all sources within the Philippines by every corporation organized, authorized, or existing under the laws of any foreign country: Provided, however, That Building and Loan Associations operating as such in accordance with sections one hundred and seventy-one to one hundred and ninety of the Corporation Law, as amended, as well as private educational institutions, shall pay a tax of twelve per centum and ten per centum, respectively, on their total net income: And provided, further, That in the case of dividends received by a domestic or resident foreign corporation from a domestic corporation liable to tax under this Chapter, only twenty-five per centum thereof shall be returnable for purposes of the tax imposed by this section.
Sec. 2. Section fifty-four of Commonwealth Act Numbered Four hundred and sixty-six, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:
"Sec. 54. Payment of corporation income tax at source. – In the case of foreign corporations subject to taxation under this Title not engaged in trade or business within the Philippines and not having any office or place of business therein, there shall be deducted and withheld at the source in the same manner and upon the same items as is provided in section fifty-three a tax equal to twenty-four per centum thereof, and such tax shall be returned and paid in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as provided in that section."
Sec. 3. The provisions of this Act shall apply to income received from January first, nineteen hundred and fifty-one to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fifty-three, after the expiration of which later date the provisions of Republic Act Numbered Five hundred and ninety amending sections twenty-four and fifty-four of the National Internal Revenue Code, as amended, shall be in full force and effect.
Approved: March 28, 1951