The recently-launched ASP Career Placement Initiative, not only takes the welfare of adults with autism into consideration; but takes on the responsibility of informing employers of the non-tangible and tangible benefits of hiring workers with autism. The BIR Revenue Regulation 8-93, made effective on 29 January 1993, articulates some of the tax benefits of employing persons with autism in the Philippines.
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- Proof, as certified by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), that qualified PWDs are under their employ during the taxable year, stating the full name, status, address and taxpayer identification number of each of such employees.
- A certification from DOLE and the Department of Health (DOH) as to the disability, skills and qualifications of the PWDs employed by such private entity.
- Evidence of actual payment of salaries and wages to the employed PWD, as well as witholding tax, if any.
- Proof as certified by DOLE that disabled persons have actually been employed;
- Certification from DOLE and DOH, attesting to the disability, skill and qualification of the PWDs employed; and
- Evidence of actual payment of salaries and wages to the employed PWDs, as well as taxes withheld, if any.
For more information on how you can hire more persons with autism and other disabilities, please contact Atty. V.Cadangen, Law Division Chief, Bureau of Internal Revenue at 02-926-5536, 02-927-2511 local 7328.