Title
Unified Specific Tax Rates on Domestic and Imported Cinematographic Films
Reference
Executive Order No. 884
Date
1983-03-16

March 16, 1983

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 884

UNIFYING THE SPECIFIC TAX RATES ON DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED CINEMATOGRAPHIC FILMS REGARDLESS OF MEASUREMENT

WHEREAS, the present rate structure of specific tax on domestically produced and imported cinematographic films is based on measurement per linear meter; cdt

WHEREAS, in line with the objective of promoting administrative simplicity it is necessary to adopt a uniform rate, regardless of measurement in the imposition of the specific tax on cinematographic films.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the

SECTION 1. Section 157 of the

"Sec. 157. Specific tax on Cinematographic films. There shall be collected, once only, on cinematographic films, including television films, REGARDLESS OF MEASUREMENT, the provisions of existing laws to the contrary notwithstanding, [the following taxes: (a) On films of not more than sixteen millimeters in width, twenty-two and one half centavos per linear meter; and (b) On films of more than sixteen millimeters in width, thirty centavos per linear meter.] A TAX AMOUNTING TO TWENTY-SIX CENTAVOS PER LINEAR METER. asia dc

"If the films are imported, the tax shall be increased by fifty per centum.

"Educational films, cinematographic films used for visual education, whether manufactured in the Philippines or imported, shall be exempt from the tax prescribed in this section.

"This tax shall not be collected on tax-paid cinematographic films subsequently returned to the Philippines or on any negative film or unprinted positive film, and on any reversal film used in amateur photography of sixteen millimeters or less, and any tax heretofore paid on cinematographic films so returned, or on any negative film or unprinted positive film, or on any reversal film shall be refunded subject to the provisions of Section two hundred ninety-five of the Tax Code." cd i

SECTION 2. This Order shall take effect immediately.

DONE in the City of Manila, this 16th day of March, in the year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Three.