Loophole to allow remote work for 30% of BPO staff

Business Inquirer

Apr 11, 2022

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The co-chair of the Fiscal Incentives Review Board (FIRB) said business process outsourcing (BPO) firms can have up to 30 percent of their employees working off-site, although the companies might only be eligible for tax incentives for work done in the office.

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez, co-chair of the FIRB, told reporters last week a 30 percent work-from-home (WFH) setup is allowed, confirming the statements made earlier by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza).

Government guidelines placed earlier in the pandemic allowed the BPO industry, the largest employer in the private sector, to keep its tax breaks while having up to 90 percent of its employees work from home.


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