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POGO tax bill reaches senate

A bill seeking to plug some of the gaps in Philippines’ tax regime covering Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) has reached the Senate plenary on Tuesday. 

Russian parliament aims for bigger state cut from lottery profits

The lower house of the Russian parliament is mulling legal revisions which would require lottery operators to provide a much larger cut of the profits to the state tax authorities.

The Venetian gondola ride hit with US$2.3 million tax bill

A Macau court has issued a ruling determining that the gondola ride service at The Venetian will have to pay MOP18.9 million (US$2.3 million) in tourism taxes.

Russian gambling tax take reaches US$22.3 million in 2020

Russian authorities have revealed to the local media that the state’s take in gambling taxes for the year 2020 reached RUB1.59 billion (US$22.3 million).

Japan government confirms no taxes for foreign visitors’ casino winnings

In response to questions from an opposition lawmaker, the Suga government has confirmed that it no longer plans to establish a system of taxation for the casino winnings of foreign visitors.

Macau gaming tax take down 73.6% in 2020

The Macau government collected MOP29.8 billion (US$3.7 billion) in gaming taxes in 2020, a 73.6 percent year-on-year drop from the previous year, official data showed. 

POGO tax bill passes lower house

The Philippines’ House of Representatives has passed a new bill imposing taxes on Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs), but it will still need to be reconciled with upper house legislation before it can become law.

Record US$151 million collected in POGO taxes in 2020

Taxes collected by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) from the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) increased to PHP7.18 billion (US$151 million) in 2020, despite the suspension of operations last year due to community lockdowns and the flight of many firms.

Philippines legislature working on new bill for taxing POGO workers

The Philippine House of Representatives has started considering the substitute bill to House Bill 5777 on taxing persons engaged in Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGOs). House Committee on Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda hopes the additional revenues will prove useful for the cash strapped government. 

Philippine tax authorities deny tax refund claim of junket operator

The Philippine Court of Tax Appeals has affirmed the denial of a tax refund claim from Prime Investment Korea, a junket gaming operator, over the corporate income tax it paid for the year 2014.
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