Is Anne Curtis facing tax fraud charges from BIR?
Controversial young actress Anne Curtis was mobbed and cheered by rank-and-file employees when she unexpectedly showed up at the main office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Quezon City the other day to inquire about her alleged multi-million-peso tax liabilities.Thursday, April 10, 2014
Controversial young actress Anne Curtis was mobbed and cheered by rank-and-file employees when she unexpectedly showed up at the main office of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Quezon City the other day to inquire about her alleged multi-million-peso tax liabilities.
Even the most serious and conscientious employees ogled and crowded her as they positioned themselves for photo opportunities – “selfie” style.
However, no explanation was given by the BIR information office if why Curtis went to the BIR.
But informed sources said she met behind closed doors with legal and enforcement officials to inquire about the letter of authority (LA) issued against her.
The same sources said Curtis is allegedly facing a tax fraud investigation to cover “recent years” as the LA was issued by the national investigation division, which former name was is tax fraud division.
They could not make estimates of her tax liabilities, but said it could run to several millions of pesos.
BIR records showed that Curtis was number 50 in the list of top individual taxpayers for 2012, paying a total of P19.1 million in income tax.
She was two notches above billionaire Enrique Razon who is into the container port business who paid a total of P19 million in income tax.
The BIR explained that Curtis’ payment covered purely income for self employment and practice of profession using BIR income tax form number 1701.
Aside from her show business, Curtis is also generating huge income as a popular endorser of a wide range of consumer products.
Actually, revenue officials said Razon and other top business executives are remitting more taxes than entertainment personalities if taxes from other earnings are included in the income tax return (ITR).
Dividends, interests on bank deposits, sales of share of stocks, and properties received by heads of conglomerates and inter-related companies are no longer covered by income taxation as they are subject to the final withholding tax system.