Caparas ordered arrested over tax evasion case


Carlo Caparas and Donna Villa. INQUIRER PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Court of Tax Appeals has ordered the arrest of director Carlo J. Caparas in connection with his P101,819,722.19 tax evasion case.

Caparas is facing a case for violation of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) for failing to file Value-Added Tax (VAT) Returns for the years 2006 to 2009.

The NBI has confirmed that it already has a copy of the warrant.

BIR investigated Caparas following a television news report about two television shows funded by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and produced by Caparas.

The two shows entitled “Ang Pangarap Kong Jackpot” and “Kroko” were apparently part of the P1.3-billion contracts entered into by PCSO and Caparas, for which he received a total of P850.95 million from the years 2006 to 2009.

In his defense, Caparas argued that the amount he received from PCSO was all “net of taxes” and PCSO should have already withheld the taxes due and remitted them to the BIR.

He also presented documentary evidence to prove that he had filed ITRs for the subject years.

However, the DOJ said that unlike in the case of his ITRs, Caparas did not present any documentary evidence to prove that he filed VAT Returns.

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  • dudeintoronto

    dapat imbestigahin din nila ang PCSO. kasi, two TV shows with a contract of 1.3 billion and he got paid 850 million.

    i didn’t know that TV shows in the philippines cost that much.

    eh, pang hollywood ang budget.


  • linobog

    Magdasal at papunta ka na St. Luke

  • titolim

    dami din palang nakulimbat (wala namang nanunuod sa programang yon) bayaran nya para wala ng problema yon lang ka simple.

  • alphaomega888

    dapat hating kapatid para wala nang gulo. damot kasi yan tuloy

  • whyinthisworld

    Connivance is the name of the game. Let caparaz speak and you can hear so many personality behind that scam.

  • hustlergalore

    ang national artist ni gloria makapal-arroyo!

    pag namatay yan, may state funeral pa at ililibing pa sa libingan ng mga bayani.


  • tugas

    Hoy Caparas t@ngnamo

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