Solons say BIR 500 list flawed

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Several lawmakers on Wednesday criticized the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) for coming out with a list of top 500 individual taxpayers led by Kris Aquino that they claimed were incomplete and inaccurate.

Sen. Ralph Recto, head of the Senate ways and means committee, said the BIR should have advised the public that its top 500 list covered a small sample of individuals who filed their income tax returns and not the entire universe of Filipino taxpayers.

“They should have consolidated the data first. It appears misleading,” said Recto.

Sen. Serge Osmeña III said the list was a flawed gauge of the taxes being paid by Filipinos. “The list misleads people into thinking that’s all the person paid. For transparency’s sake, the BIR should have come out with a complete report,” said Osmeña, chairman of the Senate committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies.

Sen. Francis Pangilinan said: “It would have been best that all information pertaining to the 500 top taxpayers was disclosed so as not to cast doubt on the accuracy of the information made public.”

Looking puny

Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares’ decision to come out with the 2011 Top 500 list of individual and corporate taxpayers Monday with no clear-cut definition of the data covered and those excluded has caused an uproar among the country’s billionaires whose tax payments were made to look puny in contrast to that paid by President Aquino’s youngest sister.

Henares explained that the list covered only those who filed their individual tax returns and not the millions of Filipino employees whose income taxes had been automatically withheld.

Confusion

The list does not include the taxes paid by individuals from stock sales and dividends, and bank deposits.

Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino said the list created not only confusion but also suspicion that the mega-rich were not paying their taxes correctly.

Palatino said that instead of coming out with a single list, the BIR should have come out with several lists “to educate the public and more importantly inspire people to pay more taxes.”

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello said: “The list should have included everyone, whatever the status of the amount they paid, irrespective of whether the amount is still under investigation or considered definitive.”

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  • ewanski tolongges

    Di kasi nakasama yung mga politicians dun sa list kaya ayan tuloy, ayaw nila ng pa list list pa.

    • rodben

      this time I am in BIR side….binuksan na nila ang pinto para ipasa na ang FOI para mula Barangay hanggang Malacanang officials…mula janitor hanggang CEO ng company…..mula sari-sari store hanggang mega-mall….mula magsasaka hanggang hasiendiro….mula small time businessmen hanggang Porbes tycoon….mula small time lawyer hanggang CJ….mula clerk 1 ng gov’t employees hanggang commissioner sa lahat ng sangay ng gov’t and soon… ay magkaka-alaman na….at dyan ako maniniwala sa PROMISES NG PANGULO NA TUWID NA DAAN…mga makabayang mambabatas Senatong este Senador at Tongressmen ay Congressmen pala sorry mali2…HOY GISING!!!! sabi sa Radio..

      • rodben

        Isa po ako sa mga nigative bloggers sa TUWID NA DAAN ng pangulo pero dahil sa may isa ng naglakas loob ( BIR ) na magsindi ng light sa madilim na daan kaiilangan ng masundan pa ito unahin na natin ang BOC mga businessmen nagrereklamo sa smuggling…yong DOLE ayaw pagbigyan mga maliliit na manggagawa na alisin na HERRERA LAW CONTRACTUAL subrang yaman na ng mga amo….DPWH maganda pa kalsada hinuhukay na sa halip na gumawa ng mga flyover sa mga ma-traffic na city…DSWD palaging pogi sa media pero tingnan nyo napakaraming batang pulubi sa langsangan sa kabila ng nakapalaking PUNDO…MABUHAY KYO MGA KABAYAN.

      • rodben

        Yong DOST mass transport invention nyo po maganda yon normal lang sa umpisa midyo sablay pero isa po ako sa naniniwala na lalo nyo pang mapapaganda in the future kailangan lang talagang punduhan ng gobyerno…para di na matawag na Pinas is a junk shop of advance countries in ASIA…isa po akong OFW..believe me or not one of big South Korean Auto plant senior specialist one of them is Pinoy….

  • tadasolo

    Well well look who is talking and complaining the recipients of Filipino income taxes and who get most of their “EARNED” income from the hard work of working Filipinos. Give us break and focus more on how you spend effectively and efficiently the taxpayers money and not give it to your friends and families. The publish list is having a positive impact and besides the vain of publishing the billionaires will not help the goal of getting to individual cheaters. Billionaires should content themselves and support the larger goal of paying dues and become a citizens instead worrying about their ranking on the list. Let us compare assets and taxes. Mr Tan who I admire as a Businessman paid 60 million pesos and is worth 40 billion pesos while Kris paid 50 million pesos and have less than 1 billion pesos in assets. In percentage TERMS Kris paid 5% of her assets compared to 0.15% for Mr. Tan.

    • jack_bagbaga2011

      isa ka pa. iba yon assets sa income earned annually. father forgive them for they don’t know what they are blogging here

  • calixto909

    As earlier elucidated by Henares, they shortened the list and didn’t published all the 500 top taxpayers because it occupies a lot of space so what’s the problem of these solons? Why all the fuss about it when it was already explained? They can always asked from the BIR for the complete list if they want to. Their reasoning if one interprets is childish

  • jorgii0550

    BIR’s decision to publicized the country’s top tax payers is very much well received by the public. This corrupt lawmakers are now crying because their patrons will be shamed and force to pay the right amount of tax and in the process the “gifts” that they are receiving from them will suffer.

    • Roy Batty

      Si Mega kaya malaki din kaya ang nabayad na income tax niyan?

      • berong es

        laos na si mega.wala ng income….lumubog kasi ang superferry.

      • tarikan

        Sinong Mega, si mega-maga ng Bollywood? Joint ITR daw cla ni Sen. Mega Juvenile.

    • luvphilippines

      Great achievement in a matter of less than 3 years for the BIR under PNoy! This is a very good start that tax payment is now beginning to be a virtue especially
      among the billionaires. They want to be seen on THE LIST. A very good
      sign indeed!

      As to the complaints, Ms Henares explained well enough that those who did not file the ITR as an individual did not appear on their list. This includes those who
      may have sources of salary from more than one company or employer.

      • isalexus

        Boy you sure are doing a good job being the chu-wah-wah of the Wangwang
        administration!! Keep it up– you are due for a promotion to be the Brown Nose of the year award!!

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        Good start? For your info this is just a continuation of the initiative of the previous admin. Nothing really original, just like the EVAT, it was initiated in the past admin. The current admin just ride on what is already existing.

      • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

        hahaha…pilit mong iginigiit si arrovo mo. Anu ba yan…contest kung sino nauna? Ano na lang kaya ang dapat nyang ginawa habang presidente sya? Dapat mong malaman na bayad ang lahat ng sahod nya….nangulimbat pa. She performed below par kaya isinuka sya.

      • Bisdak_kaayo

        Below par? bakit sino bang binigyan ng FITCH rating credit bakit naging stable ang economiya?

        Huwag kang magpatawa. Basahin mo ito other article ng inquirer

        para isampal mo sa mukha mo.

        Fitch also credited Arroyo for PH’s ratings upgrade
        Philippine Daily Inquirer
        9:28 pm | Monday, April 15th, 2013

        As Fitch commented, “Improvements in fiscal management begun under President Arroyo have made general government debt dynamics more resilient to shocks.” Anyone can take a look at the full statement by Fitch, but what it basically states is that the upgrade is because of what Arroyo did. For Mr. Aquino’s part, he just has to continue it, but as Fitch itself has said, that remains to be seen.

        Claiming the credits for themselves. Ang kapal, ayan sinabi ng FITCH
        rating ang totoo. Ang galing galing at ang yabang magquote sa FITCH na binigyan daw ang PILIPINAS nila ng investment grade, pero
        ayaw equote ng buo ang sinabi ng FITCH dahil masampal sila sa mukhang si GLORIA ang nag initiate niyan.

        The truth really hurts. ang laking sampal sa mukha.

      • ewanski tolongges

        Basahin maigi… “Fitch ALSO credited arroyo” at hindi Fitch Credited ONLY arroyo.” Yan ang problema eh. Kung nung 9 years na palakad ni GMA napabuti nya at naachieve nya yung credit upgrade, edi sana di na nya problema kung kanino yng credit diba?

        Yung economic gains nung kanyang kapanahunan ay tumutulo lang at nasasayang sa butas ng kurapsyon, yan ang katotohanan. Isa pa, malaki ang role ng sentimyento o investors’ confidence sa current political climate. This variable, no matter how soft, how liquid, is proving to be the single biggest factor bouying up the economy today. Interesting nga na umabbot ng 3 years and counting yung effects nitong variable na ito. For sure eh waning na as businessmen and investors look at the more tangible economic drivers. Siguro ito ang dapat nating bantayan. Let’s press for the liberalization of business policies that directly affect FDIs.

      • popeyee

        “Umaagos” pa rin ang corruption ngayon a?

      • magiting78

        Tama malaking bagay ang confident ng investors sa admin..pero sa tingin mo ba kung ngaun cla nag invest may epekto agad s economy?…

      • magiting78

        I agree with you….Ano man natatamasa nang bansa ngaun economic or peace and order man yan ay bunga ng past admin masama man o mabuti kase yung ginawa nun ngaun lang nag bubunga…hnd nmn pwd n itinanim ngaun ni PNoy ngaun n aanihin…Malalaman kung maganda nga ang patakbo ni Pnoy next 2 year cguro mararamdaman n natin yun…pero yung kasalukuyan I would say hnd dahil s kanya yun

    • Concur_Dissent

      THERE IS NO FLAW WITH THE REPORT. EVERY YEAR THIS REPORT IS PUBLICLY DISCLOSED. IT ONLY BECAME AN ISSUE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ANTI KRIS AND ANTI PNOY. THEY ARE JUST MAKING NOISE THAT THIS REPORT IS A FORM OF PROPAGANDA EVEN THOUGH KRIS AQUINO HAS ALWAYS BEEN IN THE TOP 50 OF TAXPAYERS EVEN AS FAR BACK AS 2008 LONG BEFORE PNOY BECAME PRESIDENT AND DEFINITELY LONG BEFORE HENARES WAS APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE BIR!!

      BECAUSE OF THEIR NOISE, I DID MY OWN RESEARCH AND NOW, I AM A KRIS SUPPORTER…. IF SHE REALLY LIKES TO BE PRESIDENT I WILL DEFINITELY GIVE HER THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT AND HEAR HER POLITICAL PLATFORM! (i still need to hear her out)

      • Maldi2

        Hoy Boy Abunda, tumigil ka!

      • Simplify1

        bakit, anong sinabi nya na mali? Maldita ka talaga nkuuuu!

      • tarikan

        ….and Josh would be literally the “first child” and/or the “first gentleman”? Papano yun? Masahol pa kay FPJ (the best PH Pres. that never was), first year high school laang ang tinapos meaning first year high school laang ang intellect.

      • Concur_Dissent

        Dapat tirikan ka na ng kandila sa kabobohan mo! UNA, masiyado ka nang makaluma dahil hindi na uso ngayon na manlait ng may kapansanan, mahiya ka naman sa sarili mo. PANGALAWA, binabaliktad mo ang katotohanan, si FPJ ang highschool drop out si Kris ay tapos ng college sa Ateneo de Manila 1992. PANGATLO, the best PH Pres. that never was ay si Jose Pepe Diokno at hindi ni FPJ… PANGAPAT, ngayon na nalaman mo eto, pakitanda lamang na kayong mga anti PNoy ay pareparehong gumagawa ng kwentong polpol na paniniwalaan nyo… magsaliksik ka ng sarili mo at wag basta makinig sa haka haka ng tulad mo na kulang sa pagaaral….

      • tarikan

        Si Joshua ang masahol pa kay FPJ nd si Kris. JPJ was the best PH pres. that never was (with sarcasm otoy!). I didn’t know Pepe Diokno run for president, but anyways he was one of the best politicians I’ve ever known. Claro M. Recto is also up there. Btw, I’m not anti-PNoy but anti-Kris with every square inch in me. If taking a course in advanced project management from AIM (Asian Institute of Management) is likened to “kulang sa pag-aaral”, what can I say but no comment.

      • Concur_Dissent

        Marcos number one fear was a one-two punch by Pepe and Ninoy and the reason why they were number 1 and 2 in the order of battle of marcos…. Recto is also up there for me… I also personally don’t like Kris, but I can’t hate her either… I just found a new respect for her relative to the taxes she pays the government in doing her part as a citizen… (not because she placed first this year but rather because she had been a consistent top fourty tax payers since 2008)

    • Albert Einstien

      if LIES is OUR STANDARD..then it is true nothing is wrong…

      Data from the tycoon’s office showed that the founder of the Megaworld Corp.
      real estate empire, who was one of the Filipino billionaires named by
      Forbes magazine, paid P60.1 million in taxes for all his sources of
      income for 2011.

      WALA pa jan yung FINAL tax withheld & remitted by banks on
      INTEREST on bank DEPOSITS running to BILLION or TRILLIONS ng mga
      tycoons with 20% tax..

      KRIS clearly is NOT the top taxpayer…based on REALITY & on HENARES
      explanation…but why go to MEDIA and give the TITLE to KRIS as top
      taxpayer for ALL to see if she is NOT really the TOP taxpayer.. what
      is the purpose or REASON for such PROPAGANDA…. : > )

      HENARES said ” if you had a ‘substituted filing’ where your company
      withheld income taxes for you and remitted it straight to the BIR, just
      like regular employees—it doesn’t matter how big your salary and tax
      payments are. You will not appear on the list.”

      Dividends from stocks are subject to a 20-percent final withholding tax and not subject to further levies.

      BIR & DOF should have the COMPETENCE FIRST to TALLY final taxes,
      compensation income, business income & withheld taxes BEFORE they
      PUBLICLY come out with LIST of TOP TAXPAYERS……The LIST is
      IN-ACCURATE, BIAS & MISLEADING the PUBLIC…WHY ?

      • tarikan

        Pasikat laang ito para kay Kris, any simpleton with an IQ of 60 would certainly know it.

      • gryzyxwoz

        It’s as if they are trying stir up public sympathy against the rich and the mega-rich.

  • noyab

    PATI BA NAMAN ANG PAYMENT NG TAX KAILANGAN PA MAGING “SHOW BUSINESS”..SOBRANG SIPSIP NI HENARES,,,,ENOUGH OF RETARDS CLAN,,,ENOUGH OF KRIS…SINO BA SI KRIS….ALAM NAMAN NG BAYAN NG NAKA 3 LALAKI SIYA AT NAGKAROON NG SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASE DAHIL SA SOBRANG KATI….

    • acaldejr

      Ano ngayon kung nakatatlong lalaki siya. That is her life. Inggit ka lang! Yang sarili mo muna ang tignan mo. Or yang pamilya mo muna ang pakialaman mo. At least si Kris, malaki ang pakinabang ng gobyerno sa kanya at nagbabayad siya ng tax. Ikaw? Nagbabayad ka ba?

    • ernievictory

      u gok ka pala e. pati private life ni ms aquino pinakikialamam mo.
      get a life,ahole !

      • blowcoldblowhot

        E bakit yon private life ni ERAP pinakikialaman ng mga yellow tards

    • Simplify1

      NAGING SHOWBIZ YANG TAX NA YAN DAHIL SA MGA GAYA NINYONG INTRIGERA! TAON TAON LABAS YANG LIST NA YAN LAGI KASAMA SI KRIS SA TOP PAYERS, NGAYON LANG NAGING ISSUE KASI ELECTION! BOBO!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000310958970 Ricky Espino Junas

      bastos ang bunganga mo ha,,,,,mumug ka ng zonrox

    • raptor_d_lonewolf

      hmmmmmmm………… so naiinggit ka dahil ikaw eh nde pa nagkakaroon kahit man lamang isang lalake? ahihihihihhihihi

    • tarikan

      “Sino ba si Kris”? Uyyyy siya ang nanay ni Joshua, ano ka?

  • speaksoftlylove

    Why should Henares come up with several lists when the sole purpose of this brouhaha is to prop up Kris and PNoy? Isama mo yong ibang listahan eh di useless na. Tingnan ninyo, ang daming kapalpakan na nangyayari sa paligid pero itong walang kwentang isyu ang pinagkakaabalahan. Second objective, to prevent the people from knowing what are the dispicable things happening around by providing them with entertainment news. Pati nga yong balita na dissatisfied si Delima kay Morales sa dismissal ng pabaon general’s case wala. Sana magkalmutan yong dalawa.

    Henares, style mo bulok.

    • ernievictory

      ikaw ang bulok at…..amoy imbornal pa !

      • http://www.yahoo.com/ Ciano Malandag

        ito ang panyo,pahiran mo sipon mo! lumulubo!!!

      • ernievictory

        oo nga. sobraang sipon ko. ang sama kasi ng amoy mo.bwaha ha ha

  • ernievictory

    nothing wrong with coming out with the list of top 500 taxpayers. i don’t know what the fuss is all about coming fr some sectors. leave BIR com kim henarez alone . she’s doing a great job !

    • jayemdee_412

      100% agree.

    • juan_luisjr

      I beg to disagree sir. The point of Mr. Recto is to ” consolidate the data” as pointed out. This means the taxes paid by an individual should have incorporated taxes he paid for salaries and other bonuses earned and final taxes that were witheld ( the case of some tycoons) coming from the dividends earned from publicly listed companies . It would have given us a more accurate picture in the printing of the top 500 …. thanks

      • tagaDumantay

        Are you saying that some rich individuals file multiple income tax? I thought you have to consolidate all your income in just one time filing. The reason why it should be one time consolidated filing is to have the real taxable income refer to schedule of rate.

      • juan_luisjr

        not at all. Only 1 filing . If the BIR wants to get the total taxes paid by an individual to see who is the biggest tax payer, sila dapat ang mag consolidate hindi ang individual tax filers.

        However, in the last 2 years, note that the BIR has been wanting/ desiring that all income tax filers also include in an annex, income such as interest income earned from banks but taxes already deducted and dividends earned by taxes deducted and etc.. That was first rejected by congress and the plan was deferred. It seems to me, the BIR will eventually require this again but whether they will succeed is another matter. thanks

    • tarikan

      What “nothing wrong”? Propaganda laang ito para kay Kris. PDI’s headline of “Kris #1 tax payer” is flawed. Dapat lahat ng binayaran na tax kasama LAHAAAAT ng income (que kung saan man galing) at kung siya ang pinakamalaking bayad of course siya ang numero uno. Wala nang kasi, kasi, kasi.

  • Roy Batty

    nagreklamo ang mga may padrino na negosyante. wala talagang silbi ang mga sentongs na to.

  • SamJlt

    asus nagiging malaking issue lang naman ito dahil number 1 si Kris sa listahan. BIR has been giving out this last for quite sometime already. In fact last year, Kris was only ranked 30+…and there was even a time na Carlo Caparas ranked #1. bakit ngayon lang nagka-interest ang mga tao…dahil ba Kris ranked number 1? It goes to show though na iba talaga ang Kris Aquino lahat naapektohan. Ito ang dahilan kaya ng ABS mag-resign si Kris…otherwise, malaking datung ang mawawala sa kaban ng network.

    • SamJlt

      i mean ayaw ng abs-cbn…

  • im_earth

    daming hindi naka intindi sa listahan hahahaha.

  • im_earth

    sana naglabas sila ng listan na kahit 100MB in a zip file. i think it is worth downloadable too like movies in torrent site. hehe

  • isalexus

    “Henares explained that the list covered only those who filed their individual tax returns and not the millions of Filipino employees whose income taxes had been automatically withheld.”– Sign of incompetency!!! Means that BIR has no capacity to correlate and check
    taxpayers income through their TIN ( Taxpayers Identification Number). In USA taxes are monitored by SSN and in Canada by SIN number.

    • Simplify1

      Don’t comment if you really don’t know what you are talking about! It shows how ignorant you are…. The official title of the annual report that the BIR issues every year (long before PNoy was president and appointment of Henares as BIR Chief) is named :

      Top 500 Individual TaxPayers for the tax year 2011
      Regular Income Taxes Paid to the Philippines

      dividend income, capital gains and interest income are not “Regular Income Taxes” as defined by the BIR and therefore not reflected on the ITRs…. no one before has ever made this report an issue until this time that the president’s sister is top payer… do your assignment

    • tarikan

      I couldn’t agree more, isalexus. There are bright people in the BIR (that includes Kim Henares) who could come up with a consolidated income tax payment. If the BIR has been issuing such list since Ms. Henares got the post, it doesn’t mean it is not flawed. I wouldn’t blame Mr. Andrew Tan for complaining. It shouldn’t be Kris Aquino who should have the bragging rights. Mr. Tan beats her by P20M.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    It is these solons who are confusing the public to camouflage the facts that those tycoons and taipans have elaborate tax shelters to prevent them paying their rightful taxes as individuals. Totoo namang maraming billionaryo who pay less taxes than a clerk. Mismong si Warren Buffett ang nagsabing he paid less taxes than the average taxpayer in the US.

  • Clarice_Taylor94

    The rule of thumb is….if you notice a solon or tycoon that didnt make this list. Open up the books and do a complete audit. Arrest those with irregularities.

  • Concur_Dissent

    THERE IS NO FLAW WITH THE REPORT. EVERY YEAR THIS REPORT IS PUBLICLY DISCLOSED. IT ONLY BECAME AN ISSUE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ANTI KRIS AND ANTI PNOY. THEY ARE JUST MAKING NOISE THAT THIS REPORT IS A FORM OF PROPAGANDA EVEN THOUGH KRIS AQUINO HAS ALWAY BEEN IN THE TOP 50 OF TAXPAYERS EVEN AS FAR BACK AS 2008 LONG BEFORE PNOY BECAME PRESIDENT AND DEFINITELY LONG BEFORE HENARES WAS APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE BIR!!

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ Ciano Malandag

    papasikat at sumipsip lang ito si Henares porket kapatid ng presidente ang nangunguna kuno sa taxpayer.propaganda lang yan kasi mag eeleksyon!!!

  • Maldi2

    LOL! No less our than top senators have junked the list of Henares. Ang palusot ni Henares na keso yong lang nag file ng ITR are included in the list is but a shallow alibi. The fact is nag file man or hindi as long as the tax been debited and recorded as individual Tax payment, should be recorded a such.

    Now, my apology to Kris if I suspect bloated payment earlier, but, this revelation now clearly pinpoints to Malacanang ComsOp operation and Henares to misled the public by portraying Kris as the number taxpayer for obvious political propaganda! WTF!

  • farmerpo

    And now the end is near, (for the tax ‘avoiders’). Tumitilaok na ang mga gustong sumawsaw. SALN guys, SALN. Prove Ma’am Henares is not doing a good job. Thank you, Ma’am Herares . The lolos of the most corrupt may just be shamed into showing their SALNs…

  • gibo772000

    Nabayaran na naman tung mga Solons na to. Bakit ba nakikisawsaw itong mga politico na to sa mga pag kukubra ng bayan sa taxes??????

    Bakit nakakatulong ba kayong mga solons kayo??

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ Ciano Malandag

    papasikat at sumipsip lang ito si Henares porket kapatid ng presidente ang nangunguna kuno sa taxpayer.propaganda lang yan kasi mag eeleksyon!!!

  • ppendoko53

    bwahahahaha!!!!! BAKA naman nagalit ang mga pulitiko kasi nga naman malalaman at magtataka ang mga mamayan kung bakit nga ang iba malaki ang binayaran na tax (tulad ni kris) tapos ang ibang pulitiko at negosyante na UBOD ng yaman “KAPIRANGGOT” lang ang buwis na ibinayad sa gobyerno…. baka MAHALATA at malaman ng taong bayan na DINADAYA nila ang goyerno sa pagbayad ng buwis, gamit ang kanilang mga “kapangyarihan” at proteksyon ng mga “mandarambong” na pulitiko. MISLEADING daw… (para wag na sana ituloy ang pagbulgar)… kasi magkakaroon ng basihan at mag duda ang mga tao!!! BWAHAHAHAHA ULI!!!!!

  • BOYPDAF

    Mabuhay ang BIR,mamatay ang mga pulitiko..dapat SALN namnan ng mga politiko ang ipakita,total ayaw nman nila ipasa ang FOI,tsaka i waive ang bank secrecy..dapat isa yan sa buksan,mind you pagnagyari yan wala nang kakandiadato na magnanakaw!

  • ppendoko53

    ma’am HENARES, mabuhay po kayo, ituloy po ninyoooo,,,, para mapahiya at malaman ng taong bayan ang mga mamayaman at mga pulitiko na UBOD ng yaman pero nagbabayad ng “KAPIRANGGOT” lang… para kahit papaano may basihan ang mga tao kung nagbabayad nga ang mga yan ng tamang buwis sa bayan, at IWASAN OR HINDI NA IBOTO ANG MGA PULITIKONG MANDARAYA SA DARATING NA HALALAN…. mga MANDARAYAAAA!!!!!! bwahahaha!!!!

  • Albert Einstien

    Data from the tycoon’s office showed that the founder of the Megaworld Corp. real estate empire, who was one of the Filipino billionaires named by Forbes magazine, paid P60.1 million in taxes for all his sources of income for 2011.

    WALA pa jan yung FINAL tax withheld & remitted by banks on INTEREST on bank DEPOSITS running to BILLION or TRILLIONS ng mga tycoons with 20% tax..

    KRIS clearly is NOT the top taxpayer…based on REALITY & on HENARES
    explanation…but why go to MEDIA and give the TITLE to KRIS as top
    taxpayer for ALL to see if she is NOT really the TOP taxpayer.. what
    is the purpose or REASON for such PROPAGANDA…. : > )

    HENARES said ” if you had a ‘substituted filing’ where your company
    withheld income taxes for you and remitted it straight to the BIR, just
    like regular employees—it doesn’t matter how big your salary and tax
    payments are. You will not appear on the list.”

    Dividends from stocks are subject to a 20-percent final withholding tax and not subject to further levies.

    BIR & DOF should have the COMPETENCE FIRST to TALLY final taxes,
    compensation income, business income & withheld taxes BEFORE they
    PUBLICLY come out with LIST of TOP TAXPAYERS……The LIST is
    IN-ACCURATE, BIAS & MISLEADING the PUBLIC…WHY ?

  • http://twitter.com/erncastillo ern

    Let movie stars and other celebrities be ranked according to their tax payments….at magkaalaman na kung sino talaga ang sikat. Rank them also according to the price of underwear they have….if they are wearing one!

  • speedstream2

    Everybody is a wiseguy in hindsight. The more important and overriding issue is: are correct amount of taxes being paid by those concerned, including lawmakers, high government functionaries and other persons with the wherewithal? Like they say, mirror on the wall….

  • a1phantom

    BIR, lead by Henares, is as always lacking and incomplete in doing their job

  • a1phantom

    sobrang dami ng mga sipsip….sipsip na si Henares…sispsip din yung nagbabayad na ke-laki-laki kay Kris who is not even talented and an embarassment to filipino women,,,just because she is the sister of Noynoy…and that is the only way to transfer money to Noynoy..through Kris…didnt you know, Kris gives lots of money to Noynoy

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    magbayad muna kayo ng tamang buwis bago mamuna…

  • huseng_batute

    It might be flawed… but what the heck, its EFFECTIVE!

    Great job, Kim!!!

  • lolo_Jose

    TO you solons, leave KIM HENAREZ alone!!! She is doing a great job!!!
    DON’T TELL HER WHAT TO DO ON HER DEPARTMENT!!!

  • jimiji

    this is the beginning of kris’ campaign for politics

  • jimiji

    excuse me, kim henares is not doing a great job. she’s just doing more or less what others have done before her. even the report she made public is flawed. reporting a flawed list is not an act of greatness. what’s the purpose of making it public by the way?

  • $44479964

    To Ms. Henares, please accommodate these politicians. They deserve to be included in the the list of the most stupid politicians in the country.

  • tagasugod

    Yan na naman kayo. Flawed na kung flawed. Ang maliwanag, maraming wala sa listahan na gustong mapsama. E di magbayad kayo ng malaki. Pero dapat ding makameron bagong listahan para makasama naman ang mga taipan.

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Excerpts from the Article above

    “Henares explained that the list covered only those who filed their individual tax returns and not the millions of Filipino employees whose income taxes had been automatically withheld.”

    “The list does not include the taxes paid by individuals from stock sales and dividends, and bank deposits.”

    “…. the list created not only confusion but also suspicion that the mega-rich were not paying their taxes correctly.”

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    maybe these politicians wants the BIR to paint very rosy pictures on them. kung approved na kasi ang FOI eh wala na itong ganitong pasiklaban.

  • berong es

    walang senador kasi na lumabas sa top 500 list kaya insecure sila.yung perang pumapasok sa bulsa ng mga senador ay tax free kasi galing sa tax ng mga tao…i wonder,can the government tax incoming income na galing sa tax?lolsss….kung ita-tax nila yun,puro senador ang nasa top 20….

  • raptor_d_lonewolf

    marami pang sinasabi……. kung talagang gusto ninyo ang accurate information. FOI Bill lang ang katapat nyan. sige nga tingan natin ang gagaling nyu. pass the FOI bill!!!!!!

  • johnlordphilip

    Flawed, may be, but it has apparently served its good purpose. That is to make people know who are paying the right taxes.

  • disqusted0fu

    Well, what do you expect? This is a bureau headed by a KKK. They are known to be incompetent and full of flaws. Birds with the same feather indeed flock together. Apparently there is still propaganda involved even in the list of taxpayers. That’s the tuwid na daan for you.

  • disqusted0fu

    The Aquinos are really big on getting recognition. You can totally imagine either Pnoy or Kris telling Henares to make it appear that Kris is the top taxpayer in the PH. Showbiz personalities love their popularity. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what we have as our Chief Executive.

    • hustlergalore

      in fairness kay self-absorbed kris aquino, panahon pa ni gloring, lagi siyang nasa top ng bir list. at hindi na bago ang listahan na top taxpayer list sa bir. pfft!

  • pabulaka

    Ang dami talagang Pilipino mahilig magreklamo at umangal kahit hindi naiintidihan ang binasa. Ang linaw naman ng sinabi ng BIR na ang listahan ay iyong mga indibiduwal na nagfile ng ITR lang ang nasa listahan. Marami sa mayaman at malaking taxes ay na withhold na dahil sa “substitute filing” .

    • UrHONOR

      PASENSYA ka na dahil may mga kabayan na hindi lang binge’t utal, may toyo pa ang bao! Totoo ngang ke linaw-linaw na ng pagpapaliwanag, e, hirit-pa-ng-hirit tulad ng ilan sa mga intsik na saliwa din ang pang-unawa. May listahan na ng mga pinakamayaman sa bayan, gusto pang ULIT-ULITING mabasa na naman ang kanilang mga pangalan at baka malimutan kung gaano sila kayaman…….at bakit TILA pinalalabas ng BIR na meron pang mas mayaman sa kanila! VERY NARCISSISTIC!

  • http://whywontgodhealamputees.com/ Lucky Luciano

    I’m more interested in a top 10 tax evaders list, top 10 tax cheaters list, or at least a top 3 tax evaders in jail list . Top 500 taxpayer list. Ginawang competition ang taxpaying. LOL

    • TGM _ERICK

      Agree!

  • ang_pagbabago

    “Kuya i need good PR after what happened with James and i made yabang that may 3 years pa family natin in power. can you make kausap your agencies and make me bida somehow? i got the perfect dress for the occasion”.

    I wont give sakit ng ulo anymore after this, Promise!

  • Fulpol

    BIR and PDI, Aquino propagandist..

    darn, headline pa ng PDI yan…

  • gisingpinoy12

    Sana dina pina publicized mga ito. Mga “on target” mga ito ng mga Tufling brothers…blackmail, black propaganda etc. Mga bagong pala bigasan,

  • tarikan

    The 500 top tax payers’ list was made in such a way that Kris Aquino would be on top? Why not categorize on the basis of who paid the most regardless of what kind of income? BIR is not lacking in bright persons to come up with this list, Kim Henares included.

  • nano

    Its a clever tactic from Commisioner Henares to publish the ist 500 tax payers who file their income tax return. Next year the collection of BIR will increase because more and more tax payers want to be in the list of first 500 .Good work Commissioner Henares . I hope more and more employees got a good idea how to encourage the tax payers to declare their income honestly.

  • gryzyxwoz

    “HENARES said: if you had a ‘substituted filing’ where your company withheld income taxes for you and remitted it straight to the BIR, just like regular employees—it doesn’t matter how big your salary and tax payments are. You will not appear on the list.”

    And so… if she knew this, why did she allow the publication of an incomplete (flawed) list in the first place? Then later on the BIR says that people who should be included in the top 500 taxpayers, but don’t appear on the list — will be audited. What the dickens is going on here???

  • isalexus

    What is the use of issuing an incomplete and thereby misleading list of top taxpayer when it just project wrong perception of who is paying how much?In this time of fast and powerful computers- there is no reason why BIR can’t collate data of tax paid under different sources and nature of income— when there is this common denominator of identification called TIN ( Taxpayers Identification Number)— or is that TIN means just shiny LATA to make BIR having bling bling for nothing?!?

  • Rodolfo Corneja

    ha ha ha ,walang dapat pagtalunan kung sino ang masigasig mag bayad ng taxes ,at kung sino ang hindi , ang dapat pag talunan ay saan napunta ang taxes na nakolecta , sas sahod ba ng gov,employee ,sa road upgrading ba , o , pork barell, at sa bulsa , sa ibang bansa , goverment collect taxes , to create job for its people , sa atin sa pinas goverment collect taxes , para sa pork barrrel ng mga politiko , saan ang matouid na paraan , sagot mga kakusa ,

  • muddygoose

    May value din naman kasi talaga ang voluntary filing ng tax returns kasi sa totoo lang maraming mga professionals at businessmen ang hindi nagbabayad ng tamang personal income tax. Kung withheld ang income mo from employment or from transactions (sales of stocks, dividends, etc), nagbayad ka dahil wala kang choice tulad naming mga empleyado.

    Sa palagay nyo yung milyon milyong tax na binayad ni Andrew Tan na ni-withhold from his stock trading and dividend income reflective his actual taxable personal income?

  • hustlergalore

    ang daming nagreklamong mga busynessman at mga artista sa mga senator na ito.

    kaya ayan futak ng futak ang mga senador!

  • joe__bloggs

    Chicken feed lang ang mga taxes na ibinayad ng individuals. Ang dapat i-publish ay ang listahan ng mga Corporations based on their revenues/turnover. Maybe top 500 companies and how much each paid in taxes. I would be interested on how much Starbucks, for example, paid in taxes.

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    obviously, propaganda ito ni kim henares para pabanguhin uli si kris na lumagabog na naman sa james yap issue at nadadamay ang abnoy nyang…

    anak!

    hahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cali-To/100001548147821 Cali To

    its really flawed because the hungry for publicity govt officials were not included. How can they be included when their wealth are all from stolen sources

  • walangutak

    Lawmakers were right when they say that BIR really committed a very big error in their publication of top 500 taxpayers of the Phillipines, the BIR should have listed these lawmakers on the top spot as taxpayers (only if they really declare their income) but unfortunately these people only collects and not file.

  • blowcoldblowhot

    The other day, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) released a list of the country’s top taxpayers, both individual and corporate. And in an attempt to portray the Aquinos as the primary adherents of the President’s daang matuwid, it showed presidential sister Kris Aquino as the top taxpayer, remitting some P50 million in income tax in 2011, surpassing even the taxes paid by the country’s billionaires, business tycoons and celebrities. Well and good. But then the question arises: Is Kris Aquino now the country’s top earner?

    What about the country’s billionaires who own and control the top corporations in the country and who have landed in Forbes list of the world’s richest? There’s something inconsistent in BIR’s list for the top taxpayers of 2010 who were missing in its 2011 list.

    The BIR lost also bared the list of top non-individual taxpayers for 2011 released by the BIR, which Telecommunications giant Smart Communications topped. Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) ranked second, followed by oil companies Shell Philippines and Chevron Malampaya. Interestingly, Globe Telecom ranked seventh with tax payment of P4.52 billion, less than half of what rival Smart paid.

    First things first, aren’t the people who own majority of stocks of the aforementioned corporations entitled to the earnings of the same? So, what happened to their shares of earnings? Didn’t those corporations declare dividends for 2011 thus the majority stockholders of those corporations didn’t earn as much as that of Kris Aquino?
    So, what then is the BIR doing to ensure tax compliance?

    What then is the purpose of using Kris Aquino as a showcase for her brother’s daang matuwid concept of governance when his administration is failing miserably? Kris Aquino as the country’s top earner and top taxpayer? Tell that to the Marines. No one is buying that. On the contrary, it only proves this government has failed to go after big-time tax evaders.

  • Alberto C. Pogoy

    I have not seen the list but i will be very excited to see names of lawmakers on it

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