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Dionisia Pacquiao maintains she filed 2010 income tax return

/ 11:36 AM March 02, 2016

The mother of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday insisted before the Court of Tax Appeals that she filed her income tax return (ITR) for 2010.

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Taking the witness stand, Dionisia Pacquiao said she filed her ITR but it was her bookkeeper who prepared it.

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“Who filed the ITR,” Atty. Katrina Muli of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) asked.

Initially, the Pacquiao matriarch answered “Ako (I did),” but clarified in her local dialect Bisaya, “it was my bookkeeper who prepared it because I am not good in English”.

Muli, however, presented to the court a certification from the BIR that no ITR was filed in 2010.

Mrs. Pacquiao went to the CTA questioning the tax assessment by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 18.

The tax assessment was for taxable year 2010 for the amount of around P1.6 million.

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

But 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 (NIRC), 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 of Litigation Division of the BIR, already forwarded before the Tax Court tax records of Pacquiao consisting of 218 pages. IDL

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