DOF wants to enforce tax through a POGO worker database

The Department of Finance will be compiling a database of foreign workers hired by Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to ensure they pay the correct taxes, local media reports.
In a statement, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said he wanted government agencies work together to generate a comprehensive list of foreign nationals working for POGOs.
“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,” said Mr. Dominguez.
Dominguez said he hopes to come up with the list within 30 days, and wants to start by requiring employers in the POGO industry to start withholding a portion of foreign workers’ salaries for remission to the Bureau of Revenue (BIR).