Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc
The Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc. (TMAP) is a non-stock corporation founded on October 22, 1981 established primarily to professionalize tax practice and provide a channel by which the private sector may actively participate in the drafting of tax laws, rules and regulations. The establishment of the Association was a reaction to the rampant illegal activities of assorted influence peddlers and grafters that proliferated in Government at the time it was organized.
At present, TMAP has over 100 members most of whom belong to, or act as consultants for, the top 1,000 corporations. The Association has been instrumental in the development and promotion of reforms in the countrys tax laws and in tax administration by actively participating in public hearings and submitting position papers in connection with the passage of revenue laws, rules and regulations. TMAP raises the level of professionalism and technical competence among its members by keeping them abreast of the latest tax rulings, regulations, issuances, decisions and policies through habitual seminars conducted by experts in government and in the private practice. The Association also conducts regular dialogues with pertinent government officials on policy issues affecting its members.