Judy Ann Santos ordered to pay P3.418-M tax deficiency


Actress Judy Ann Santos

MANILA, Philippines—Despite the dismissal of the criminal aspect of her tax evasion case, the Court of Tax Appeals ordered actress Judy Ann Santos to pay P3.418 million income tax deficiency.

In a 46-page decision issued by the Tax Court’s Third Division, it explained that the P3.418 million represents 2002 income tax deficiency plus 20 percent delinquency interest computed from 2008 until fully paid.

The Tax Court, in dismissing the criminal aspect of the case, reversed the “wilful blindness doctrine.” The doctrine means that an individual or corporation can no longer say that the errors on their tax returns are not their responsibility or that it is the fault of the accountant they hired.

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the complainant against Santos, said the doctrine has been espoused by the Tax Court and affirmed by the Supreme Court.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the BIR said they will file a petition for certiorari to question the decision on the criminal aspect.

“It has always been the BIR’s position that the tax code provides for a presumption of fraud in cases of underdeclaration of 30-percent. Ms. Santos’ underdeclaration exceeds 100 percent and the defense never submitted any evidence to disprove such presumption,” the BIR said.

The case against Santos stemmed from her alleged inaccurate Annual Income Tax Return for taxable year 2002 from earnings from television shows, movies and product endorsements. BIR investigation showed she incurred a P2.14 million tax deficiency.

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  • Bigboy I

    sa laki ng kinikita nya wala ba sya makuha tao sa loob ng bir para mag compute ng income taxes nya.kami mga kakilala sa loob rumaraket ng ganyan.

  • Iggy Ramirez

    Dami diyan sa BIR bayaran mo lang para mag compute ng tax mo. Gawin lang nilang pula puti yan wala ka nang problema.

    Even if you hired the best accountant, BIR will still find fault in your returns unless you employ one of their own.

    Diyan kumikita ang mga buwaya diyan.

  • hustlergalore

    BIR’s Female Stars Top 20 Taxpayers (in peso) for 2011:
    1. Sharon Cuneta (100M)
    2. Nora Aunor (57M)
    3. Kris Aquino (34M)
    4. Sarah Geronimo (27M)
    5. Angel Locsin (24M)
    6. Marian Rivera (21M)
    7. Anne Curtis (17.7M)
    8. Vilma Santos (17M)
    9. Toni Gonzaga (15.6M)
    10. Mariel Rodriguez (15M)
    11. Shalani Soledad (11M)
    12. Kim Chui (7.8M)
    13. Claudine Barreto (6.6M)
    14. Cristine Reyes (6M)
    15. Jennylyn Mercado (5.5M)
    16. Erich Gonzales (4.8M)
    17. KC Concepcion (4.5M)
    18. Alex Gonzaga (3.9M)
    19. Kathryn Bernardo (3.6M)
    20. Julia Montes (3.2M)

    Source: The Buzz Magazine (March 2012 issue)

  • Pwe Jade

    Paging BIR.  Check on Alfredo Pujeda and Carmelita Pujeda.

    They don’t pay taxes from their businesses and they even steal taxes supposedly paid by others.

    They operate by buying run-down properties, face-lift and sell again.  However, the modus does not end there.  They will ask the property owner to pay the taxes for them.

    Check their properties in Jem 2 Homes in Pasong Tamo, Tandang Sora, QC.

    Check their building in Project 8 and Gloria 4 also in Tandang Sora.

    Lifestyle check please.  Just keep us thinking who in BIR QC is behind them?

  • Olibo

    Is this Judy Ann Santos? Iba talaga ang nagagawa ng computer ‘no?

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