I'm curious if anyone who is NOT a citizen or permanent resident of the Philippines has filed taxes in the Philippines. Unless you have a business, I don't see how they could know what is going on from an investment or income standpoint, other than potentially interest earned on Philippine banking accounts. I'm also curious how the sale of a house/land is handled since it's typically owned by the wife who is a Philippines citizen. Everyone seem to claim a value less than the actually selling price to reduce transfer taxes and property taxes. Typically you would pay taxes on the capital gain, I'm not sure how something like that is calculated with all the hanky panky that goes on. I'm curious if you just pay transfer taxes or if there is also a capital gains tax in the Philippines.