Dionisia Pacquiao to testify before CTA on petition vs BIR tax assessment

/ 12:37 PM February 03, 2016

The mother of Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will testify before the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) regarding her petition questioning the tax assessment by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 18.

Attys. Noel Into and Benjamin Cuanan said the Pacquiao matriarch Dionisia will appear in the next hearing set next month.


The Pacquiao matriarch went to the Tax Court upon learning of the BIR investigation against her.

READ: Tax Court sets presentation of evidence on Dionisia Pacquiao petition


The tax assessment was for taxable year 2010 for the amount of an estimated P1.6-million.

Investigation on her possible tax liability started in 2013 at the height of the P2.2-billion tax case against her son.

READ: Dionisia Pacquiao to BIR: Why tax me? I got no job

However, her lawyers clarified that the case has nothing to do with her son.

Her son and his wife Jinkee also filed a petition for review with the Tax Court on July 2013.

Under the National Internal Revenue Code, if an administrative protest on the tax assessment is denied or not acted upon, it may be raised before the CTA.

Last year, Atty. Faith M. Farochilen, OIC-Chief, Litigation Division of the BIR already forwarded before the Tax Court tax records of Pacquiao consisting of 218 pages. RAM


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