Philippine tax collector guns for higher revenues

Philippine tax collector guns for higher revenues

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In this Feb. 4, 2014 photo, Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares speaks during an interview at her office at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The petite sharp-shooting bureaucrat in charge of getting Filipinos to pay their fair share of taxes couldn’t have chosen a higher profile target: Manny Pacquiao, the world champion boxer and hero to millions. Henares has remained steadfast in her campaign against the boxer, who also was listed as the country’s wealthiest member of Congress last year. The Philippines posted 7.2 percent growth in gross domestic product last year, the second highest in Asia after China, but government revenue has fallen short of expectations in a country where decades of corrupt and inefficient government allowed a culture of tax evasion to flourish. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Photo by Associated Press
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Original article: Philippine tax collector guns for higher revenues




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