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Majority of licensed Pogos failed to pay P50B in taxes in 2019 — BIR official
By: Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ
INQUIRER.net / 05:06 PM February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Majority of the 60 licensed Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) failed to pay the government an estimated total of P50 billion in withholding income and franchise taxes in 2019, an official from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) told senators Tuesday.

During the Senate labor committee hearing into the influx of illegal Pogo workers in the country, Atty. Sixto Dy Jr. from the BIR Office of the Deputy Commission for Operations disclosed that all foreign-based Pogo licensees are not paying their franchise tax.

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“One hundred percent of the offshore-based licensees are not paying franchise tax. All of them,” Dy told the Senate panel.

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