Alapag, Dillinger slapped with tax evasion complaint



Jimmy Alapag and Jared Dillinger. PBA FILE PHOTOS/NUKI SABIO

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.

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  • $23257130

    ikulong yan mga yan. ppppppppppwwweeehhhhhh kadiri eeeeeeeeeeewwwwww

  • $16638896

    sa laki ng sweldo nila, hindi nila naisip kumuha ng accountant?

  • Horst Manure

    The player’s are smart, the users of Smart are Dumb we pay and get poor service.

  • PinoyPower1

    Go Kim Henares!

    More power BIR!!

  • benjamins100

    I’m no expert but perhaps using the provisions of the Reciprocal Tax Agreement between the United States and the Philippines may help Jimmy and Jarred.

    Being US citizens, Alapag and Dillinger’s worldwide income are subject to US income tax. Americans are ‘fond’ of the IRS so I assume they (Jim and Jar) religiously pay their dues to IRS. Perhaps they thought having appeased IRS they no longer have to worry about BIR. Not quite.

    Having derived income from/in the Philippines they need to file tax return with BIR. And the Reciprocal Tax Agreement may come to play when determining how much to pay BIR (with BIR factoring any tax dues already paid to IRS?). On the flipside, whatever they pay to BIR can/will also be recognized by IRS, either thru reduced tax or as if they have already paid their dues.

    I’m guessing, again, that maybe it should be: pay BIR first, then lodge a return with IRS with proof of amounts you paid to BIR. IRS will then consider this in computing your final US tax due.

    If it can work both ways (either BIR first then IRS, or IRS then BIR), may I suggest pay your dues to BIR first. You’ll be helping the Philippines, your Filipino fans. The US government will not miss it. Good luck!

    Benjamin po…true blue Ginebra fan since childhood. I’ve recently stopped watching Ginebra games in frustration and in protest against the continuing mishandling of my beloved team….I hope things will change for the better soon.

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