Alapag, Dillinger slapped with tax evasion complaintBy Tetch Torres-Tupas
MANILA, Philippines–The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed tax complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against two professional basketball players.
A complaint for violation of the Internal Revenue Code has been filed against Jim Olmedo Alapag and Jared Ryan Dillinger, both play professionally for Talk ‘N Text TropangTexters of Smart Communications.
Based on the complaint, Alapag earned close to P4 million from PLDT in 2007. His earnings from Smart amounted to P8.77 million in 2012 and the BIR placed his total income as a professional basketball player at P32.28 million.
The BIR said Alapag failed to file his income tax returns for taxable years 2007 to 2010 and that he also failed to file his value added tax returns from 2007 to 2012.
The BIR computed Alapag’s tax deficiency at P17.86 million for the seven-year period, inclusive of surcharge and interest.
Meanwhile, the BIR said Dillinger earned P694,000 from PLDT in 2008. His earnings from Smart amounted to P6.48 million in 2012. Records showed that his income as a ballplayer has totalled P22.19 million.
The complaint said Dillinger did not file his income tax returns from 2008 to 2011 and he also did not file his percentage tax return for 2008. The BIR said he also failed to file his value added tax returns from 2009 to 2012.
Dillinger’s tax deficiency, said BIR is at P13.37 million, including surcharge and interest.