Upwork LIVE: Paying Taxes as a Freelancer in the Philippines

Wed, Mar 8, 3:30 PM (PST)

Connect with people in your region around topics that matter most to you. Our Upwork LIVE events focus on helping connect our community by region and targeting topics specific to that area, such as tax regulation or setting up your business.

About this event

You’re open for business. Your talents are at work, finding success for yourself and your clients. But there’s that whole other business of taxes. Like where to start, when to register, and how to file.

Join host Avery Ocumen, Upwork Ambassador in Manila, on Wednesday, March 8, at 3:30 pm PHT for Upwork LIVE: Paying Taxes as a Freelancer in the Philippines to pick up tax regulation basics and some how-tos.

We will be joined by Melanie Santiago, a Tax Awareness Advocate and Program Manager for Taxumo.

Melanie’s experience as a local business owner gives her an in-depth understanding of taxation in the Philippines. And as a tax awareness advocate, she also brings her expertise to lead workshops, helping independent talent gain tips and grasp the tax challenges they may encounter in their work.

In this free online webinar you’ll gain more know-how around freelance taxation, such as tips on:

  • How to register as an independent professional in the Philippines
  • Paying taxes as a freelancer
  • The importance and benefits that come with paying your taxes

This is how we make taxes less taxing. THIS IS HOW WE WORK NOW.™



  • Avery Ocumen

    Avery Ocumen


    Expert in Community Education, Learning, and Development