SyCipLaw Bulletin # 21: More Businesses Entitled to a Grace Period on Lease Rentals; New BIR Guidelines for June 14 Tax Payments

This is a briefing on the issuances as of June 6, 2020 on the following matters in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic:

A. Businesses Not Allowed to Operate during the ECQ and MECQ are Now Entitled to a Grace Period on Commercial Lease Rentals 

(See DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-29 dated June 2, 2020,; DTI Memorandum Circular No. 20-30 dated June 2, 2020,

B. Additional Guidelines issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for the Tax Payments due on June 14 

(Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 56-2020 dated May 26, 2020,; Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 49-2020 dated May 22, 2020,

C. BIR Guidelines on How to Withdraw a Protest or Appeal Electronically to Avail of Tax Amnesty until June 15 

(Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 52-2020 dated May 27, 2020,

D. Court Hearings via Videoconferencing to Continue During GCQ 

(Supreme Court Announcement dated May 31, 2020,; Office of the Court Administrator Circular No. 100-2020 dated June 3, 2020;

E. Online Applications with the Company Registration and Monitoring Department (CRMD) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 

(SEC Notice dated June 3, 2020,

The full text of the bulletin can be found below: