Congress approves tax exemption on election service pay

The House of Representatives on Tuesday adopted the Senate’s proposal seeking to grant tax exemption on election service honoraria, allowances, and other benefits.

During the session, the motion to adopt Senate Bill 2530 as an amendment to House Bill 9652 was adopted.

In her manifestation, ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro lauded the passage of the bill.

“Ito na po yung magsasakatuparan nung kanilang aspiration na sana ay ma-exempt na sa tax ang kanyang tinatanggap na mga honorarium. And this is it,” Castro said.

With the adoption, the measure will be transmitted to Malacañang for the President’s signature and will not pass by the Bicameral Conference Committee.