BIR goes after Korean TV host Ryan Bang



The growing popularity of television personality and South Korean national Ryan Bang made tax officials “curious” about his financial state and whether he was paying taxes, according to Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares.

After only a “cursory check,” the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) discovered that Bang was delinquent in paying taxes and thereafter sent him an official notice.

On Thursday, the BIR filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a tax evasion complaint against him for not paying taxes for 2010 and 2011 amounting to P1.82 million.

Bang, whose complete name is Hyun Sung Bang, is one of the hosts of the noontime show “It’s Showtime” at ABS-CBN. He had been in the television scene since 2010 when he was featured and eventually became a finalist of the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010.”

“If you earn an income in the country, you have to pay taxes,” Henares said at a news briefing at the DOJ.

She added, “Your revenues can be easily seen when you are a celebrity. You should be models for the citizens and follow the law.”

Bang, who has a permit to work here, had registered with the BIR but “failed to register each type of internal revenue tax for which he is obligated,” according to the BIR.

He did not file his income tax, percentage tax and value added tax returns and failed to pay the corresponding taxes due for 2010 and 2011, the BIR claimed.

A check showed companies like ABS-CBN Corp., KP & PR & EM, Inc., Summit Publishing Company Inc., and Studio 23 Inc. engaged Bang’s services in 2011, with ABS-CBN paying him P852,274.00.

In 2011, he received P2.06 million from ABS-CBN Corp., ABS-CBN Film Production Inc., and Studio 23 Inc.

BIR said it was suing Bang for a total tax liability amounting to P1.82 million, which include surcharges and interests. Christine O. Avendaño

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  • Pipol

    come on guys… the name alone “edgar edgar”? punong puno ng kabaklaan (no disrespect sa mga matitino na LGBT)…sya yung binabanggit nya eh… patay na patay sya kay bang bang kay dinadivert ang issue! LOL!…

    • Noel

      Dapat ang pangalan edgay edgay ano?


    Aba aba! Ms. KIM HENARES of BIR, how about the big companies that owes the government BILLIONS of PESOS in tax liabilities?  Alam mo ba – they pay tax, but undervalued? Kase your revenue inspectors are benefiting from it.  Open your eyes.   You have lots of corrupt official under your nose.

    TaxPayer (forced-auto-deducted-from-salary)

    • edmondP

       media milage lang gusto nito ni kim henares. sya kaya nagbabayad ng tamang tax nya?

      • Pluma Mana

         isama mo na rin yun mga kapamilya niya at mga kamag-anak….nagbabayad din kaya sila ng tamang tax o nagbabayad talaga?

  • edmondP

    etong si KIM HENARES dapat ma lifestyle check ito eh pati tax history nya. ang daming kotse pa namna ng asawa nito.

    • efriend

      Shoot the messenger PHL style.  That is so wrong.  She is doing her job!  Leave her alone.

    • Askal Uman

      Ikaw kaya ang lifestyle check, ungas

    • Pluma Mana

       yan nga rin ang tanong ko….nagbabayad din kaya si henares ng tamang tax simula pa noon? wala kasi kumekwestyon sa kanya..

  • Noel

    Bang is peanut compared to the many other Fil-Am celebrities.  Lots of them who didn’t make it in the US were lucky to have discovered in Manila and now working big time in movies and TVs.

  • John

    Aside sa Korean na si Bangs try to check other tv characters,
    madami diyan sa abs at gma (pwede ipasuri ng maigi) :P
    Huwag din kalimutan ang mga negosyante (na dinodoktor ang mga resibo) !!!

  • milespacker

    Habulin yan, para mey ipamudmod si Enrile sa Senado.

  • Manong Blogger

    Nice work Commissioner Kim Henares. One at a time.

  • Askal Uman

    Dapat habulin din mga tsikwa na di nagbabayad ng taxes kagaya nina Luso Tan, Hery Sy, Gokungwei, Pangilinan, mga Cujuangcos, sigurado di nagbabayad ng tamang taxes mga yan. Si Mike Velarde, Eddie Villanueva, Quibuloy, Manalos, at Ecleos dapat magbayad din ng taxes at wag magtago sa kanilang relihiyon. Habulin din lahat ng politiko, lalo na yung mayor ng Rosales, Pangasinan na nagsimula sa wala twelve years ago ngayon multimillionaire na.

  • Danilo Canceran

    Bang should really pay what is due to the government. But he is only a small fish. There are many celebrities in the show business that should also be given attention to.

  • Juan Delacruz

    really 50million plus ang icome niya for 2years? extra extra lang ito di ba?

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