POGOs leaving for Cambodia amid order to settle taxes

Malacañang said yesterday Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators are leaving for Cambodia following the order for them to settle their tax liabilities before they are allowed to resume operations during the quarantine period.

In an interview with ANC’s “Headstart,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Department of Finance will not back out from its order for POGOs to pay their taxes, including franchise tax first before they can operate in the country during the pandemic.

“Although the President has said we need all the resources, all the revenues that can be derived, including POGO operations, to fund the COVID response efforts of the government, I think the bottomline is, they have to settle their tax obligations,” he said.

In full: http://tempo.com.ph/2020/07/01/pogos-leaving-for-cambodia-amid-order-to-settle-taxes/

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