Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao offers to settle P1.6-M tax case with BIR
Assessed with a P1.6-million tax liability for 2010, Dionisia Pacquiao has offered a compromise settlement with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
The mother of Manny Pacquiao has gone to the Court of Tax Appeals to question the assessment.
Section 204 of the National Internal Revenue Code provides for a remedy to a taxpayer to settle assessed tax such as a compromise settlement or abatement or cancellation of the internal revenue tax liability.
The first step, under the law, is for the taxpayer to file an application for any of the remedies in the Revenue District Office or the Large Taxpayer Service, whichever has jurisdiction over the taxpayer, for the initial evaluation.
However, BIR lawyer Katrina Muli, during the court hearing, said Dionisia Pacquiao had submitted only a letter, with no formal application for a compromise.
The boxer’s mother insisted she had filed an income tax return (ITR) for 2010. She said her bookkeeper knows the details as he was the one who prepared and filed the ITR for her.
“The bookkeeper is the one in charge,” she said.
The court gave Dionisia Pacquiao 15 days to file her offer of evidence and 10 days for the BIR to comment. The next hearing was scheduled on June 8.
An investigation on the matriarch’s tax liability started in 2013 at the height of the P2.2-billion tax case against her son.
However, her lawyers, Noel Into and Benjamin Cuanan, said the case had nothing to do with her son’s earnings.
Earlier, Dionisia Pacquiao said she was shocked when she was informed by her son’s secretary that the BIR was also investigating her.
She said she had no job, no income, did not own any building and was only relying on the support of her children.
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