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Philippines BPO KPO Registration Incorporation

Posted by Dave on Monday, March 30th, 2009

Setting up a Call Center, BPO or KPO in the Philippines starts with registering a company. Companies engaged in outsourcing as long as the clients are overseas are considered export companies and can be one hundred percent (100%) foreign owned (Fully Foreign Owned Domestic Corporation).

Philippine tax incentives are available to all companies engaged in outsourcing. To avail of tax breaks the outsourcing corproation may register with either PEZA (Philippines Economic Zone Authority) or the BOI (Philippine Board of Investments).

The Philippines is known for the outsourcing of:

  • Medical Transcription
  • 3D Animation
  • Call Center (Inbound, Outbound, Chat)
  • Website Design and Development
  • Legal Outsourcing
  • KPO (Knowledge Process Outsourcing)
  • BPO (Business Process Outsourcing)
  • Architecture (Cad Cam)
  • Programming
  • Data Entry
  • Human Resources (HR) and Accounting

Setting up an outsourcing company in the Philippines has many advantages. Filipinos are highly skilled and almost everyone speaks English. Outsourcing in the Philippines whether as an in-house operation or for others will save and increase your company’s earnings.

BC Philippines lawyers will assist you in choosing the best corporate structure for your operations in the Philippines and registration with government authorities to avail of tax breaks. Email a Lawyer.

Philippines Incorporation

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Comments

By joanna puzon on November 23rd, 2009 at 9:09 pm

we are planning to set up a data entry outsourcing company but our target market are our local banks,how can we set this up properly? how much should our paid up capital be? thank you.

Joannna, the minimum paid in capital for most corporations required by the SEC in the Philippines is Php 100,000.00.

Can a US citizen own 100% of a BPO office in Manila with 100% export services?

I understand for a domestic corporation to be established it must have at least 5 BOD, of which majority are Filipino citizen. To be in the BOD does a director need to have ownership in the company?

Tom, yes a BPO can be 100% foreign owned as long as 60% of its services are exported. A 100% foreign owned corporation does not need to have Filipino directors though 3 of the directors must be residents of the Philippines. Every Board member must own at least one share in the corporation.

What taxes do BPOs have to pay?

Angel, a BPO has to pay the same taxes as any other business unless it has been granted tax incentives from PEZA or BOI.

What legal forms are available for a BPO start-up in the Philippines?

I read in an article that BPOs may only either be a subsidiary or a branch which means it has to have a parent company outside. Is this true or am I missing something?

Thank you

Lorraine, a domestic corporation may also be used.

 

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