The Philippine National Tax Research Center (NTRC), a Department of Finance-attached research unit, stated in a written report that it supports the introduction of fees on lottery winnings and charging you fees for entering neighborhood casinos.
Professionals from the research center penned inside their report, Profile and Taxation of Selected Gambling and Betting strategies in the Philippines, that horse racing options aren't addressed similarly with gambling enterprises and lottery as the former are burdened with increased taxes.
The NTRC further explained that Philippine horse race clubs need certainly to spend a number of fees, including corporate, franchise and ones that are value-added. A tax on horse racing winnings also needs to be paid in addition to this, under the country's tax code.
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), which manages the local sweepstakes and lottery services, does not pay any such taxes on the other hand. As for the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) while the Philippines' licensed casinos, they usually do not pay an income tax on winnings.
Those who win on horse racing are to pay a documentary stamp tax and a portion tax on winnings. Casino players, however, pay just a withholding income tax on rewards higher than PHP10,000. Residents whom destination bets on sweepstakes or lottery are only expected to pay documentary stamp tax.
The NTRC stated in its report that 'players into the identified gambling and wagering activities' are not treated fairly in terms of taxes.