Saturday, December 7, 2019

Mar 04 19, 9:29 am

Dad stops daughter’s wedding for her stepdad to walk down the aisle

   Weddings are occasions where the family gets together and moments are cherished. In this particular wedding in Elyria, Ohio, a heartwarming moment for the bride did happen as her biological father stopped the wedding so her stepfather could also walk down the...

Quiboloy explains why he did not stop Tisoy 

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, who makes "waves" as the self-proclaimed appointed son of God has explained why he did not stop Typhoon Tisoy from devastating the country. Quiboloy said that he had enough of his bashers and critics after he said  that he was able to stop the...

US Speaker Pelosi to committee chairs: Draft Trump impeachment charges

For months, she refused to support the bid to impeach US President Donald Trump. Now, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked the House committee chairs to draft articles of impeachment against Trump over his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political...

Duterte: Next president might come from Bicol  

President Rodrigo Duterte believes that the country's next president could come from the Bicol region. Duterte made the revelation yesterday as he visited Legazpi, Albay  to check the devastation caused by Typhoon Tisoy. “The next president will come from Bicol. You...

DOF: Foreigners working in PH must pay taxes

by | News, TOP STORIES

Mar. 04, 19 | 9:29 am

The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are working closely with other government agencies, including the justice and labor departments, to ensure that foreign nationals working in Philippine offshore gaming operations (POGO) comply with the country’s tax laws, particularly in the payment of income taxes.

Under Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 78-2018, all foreign and Philippine-based gaming operators, including those with offshore licenses, are now required to register with the BIR as a prerequisite in the renewal of their Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) licenses. This mandates the BIR to identify and monitor tax payments including remittances of taxes withheld on foreign nationals working for them.

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said in a statement on Sunday that the list of foreign nationals working for service providers of POGO operators should be consolidated and reconciled by the various agencies and offices involved in screening, providing work permits and registering them here in the country.

These agencies include the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), which screens and issues visas to foreign nationals entering the country; the Department of Justice (DOJ), which oversees the Bureau of Immigration (BI) that, in turn, grants short-term special work permits (SWPs) to foreigners; the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), which issues alien employment permits (AEPs); PAGCOR, which has a list of its licensed POGO operators; Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which oversees the country’s special economic zones (SEZs) where a few of these POGOs operate; and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which registers POGO agents.

“If we get all that (information), then it is possible that we can begin to collect taxes, enforcing the law on these foreign workers who are operating here. Isn’t that what we really want to do here, enforce the law?” Dominguez said during a recent meeting he requested with the respective heads of these agencies to find ways of making foreign POGO workers’ pay income taxes to the BIR.

Dominguez said “a good starting point” would be to trace the employers of these foreign workers so that a portion of their salaries could be withheld and turned over to the government as partial payment of their income taxes.

Besides ensuring that foreign nationals comply with tax laws, Dominguez also said it is imperative for the government to find out who and where all these alien workers are, given the national security implications of their large presence in the country.

Jobs

Latest News

Dad stops daughter’s wedding for her stepdad to walk down the aisle

Dad stops daughter’s wedding for her stepdad to walk down the aisle

   Weddings are occasions where the family gets together and moments are cherished. In this particular wedding in Elyria, Ohio, a heartwarming moment for the bride did happen as her biological father stopped the wedding so her stepfather could also walk down the...

Quiboloy explains why he did not stop Tisoy 

Quiboloy explains why he did not stop Tisoy 

Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, who makes "waves" as the self-proclaimed appointed son of God has explained why he did not stop Typhoon Tisoy from devastating the country. Quiboloy said that he had enough of his bashers and critics after he said  that he was able to stop the...

Duterte: Next president might come from Bicol  

Duterte: Next president might come from Bicol  

President Rodrigo Duterte believes that the country's next president could come from the Bicol region. Duterte made the revelation yesterday as he visited Legazpi, Albay  to check the devastation caused by Typhoon Tisoy. “The next president will come from Bicol. You...

Immigration rescues 34 trafficking victims at NAIA 

Immigration rescues 34 trafficking victims at NAIA 

The Bureau of Immigration has offloaded 34 women at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) bound for Saudi Arabia as household service workers who allegedly were  victims of human trafficking. The victims were mostly in their 20s and 30s. They were not allowed...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 2.5 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 2.5 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2019 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in News, TOP STORIES
Management of building where Filipino architect fell probes elevator shaft death
Published On  March 4, 2019
UAE gold price drops; 18K at Dh120.75 per gram
Published On  March 4, 2019
Over 1,500 turtles seized at NAIA
Published On  March 4, 2019
Close