Faces of the News: Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao | Inquirer News

Faces of the News: Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao

/ 01:39 AM June 11, 2017

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Thanks to her lawyers, the celebrity mother of boxing icon Sen. Manny Pacquiao has won a round against the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) over a tax case.

The Court of Tax Appeals canceled a P1.4-million tax liability that the BIR assessed against her, ruling that she was not properly informed of the alleged tax deficiency.

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“The assessment issued by the respondent (BIR) is void and a void assessment bears no valid fruit,” Associate Justice Caesar A. Casanova said in the ruling.

The 2013 tax case arose from the P3.299-billion tax case that the BIR filed against her son, Manny, and his wife, Jinkee.

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The agency alleged that the Pacquiao couple failed to pay income and value-added taxes for earnings from his boxing fights in the United States from 2008 through 2009.

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