POGO just can’t call it quits, must pay tax due

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DESPITE deciding to cease its operations in the country, a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) is not yet off the hook as the government vowed it will still go after its tax dues.

Citing information from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III on Monday said SC World Development Group Ltd.—a unit of Macau’s gambling giant SunCity Group—is an offshore licensee and it is not registered with the BIR.

SC World Development Group Ltd. is one of the two POGOs identified by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) that have officially asked for cancellation of their offshore gaming licenses, according to reports.

“We still intend to go after its tax dues,” Dominguez said, quoting the BIR.

Aside from SC World Development Group Ltd., another POGO reported to be exiting the country is Don Tencess Asian Solutions Inc.

According to the information from BIR relayed

Read More: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2020/06/30/pogo-just-cant-call-it-quits-must-pay-tax-due/

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