TOPIC: Professional fees payment

Professional fees payment 5 years 11 months ago #14537

Hi Atty.,

I am seeking a legal advise for my situation. I am a licensed Architect, I have rendered my professional services with a client, our contract was very lenient because of his promise that we will manage the project. Unfortunately that promise do not take place. What I want for him is to pay me for my services. we have a signed agreement that he will pay in 7 equal installment starting this september 1, 2014 but he only paid the half amount this september and is telling me that he will pay the other half on September 20. I told him that I will only permit that provided that the remaining amount will have a late payment fee. Is it legal for me to add a late payment fee of 0.1% per day? If he will not agree on the 0.1% per day I am imposing to him what case could I file or what legal action can I make to pay me?

Another thing our contract is vat exclusive, as I understand he will be the one to pay the vat. I am right? He is asking me for an Official Receipt but I have no registered BIR Receipt, I am only giving him a Provisional receipt. I am paying tax as an employed person and I have a professional tax receipt. Can you enlighten me on this?

Your response will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.
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Hindi niyo po siya pwedeng singilin ng 0.1% per day kung wala pong kasunduan ayon dito pero pwede niyo po siyang hingan ng damages at legal interest pag napunta kayo sa korte.

Kung vat exempt ka naman, di mo kailangan magbayad ng VAT.
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