• 8 parlors, barber shops paid P200 or less in 2011 taxes


    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Department of Finance (DOF) posted their 2011 Tax Watch for salon and beauty parlor establishments, revealing some eight salons paying only less than P200 for their income taxes in 2011.

    The recorded lowest tax payer was Violy’s Beauty Parlor in La Trinidad in Benguet that paid only P37 income tax in 2011. Second lowest was Deec Hair Inc. in East Pasig, registering only P56 for their 2011 income tax payment, followed by Greta Merchandise and Beauty Shop in Sorsogon with P59.96, Color N’ Styles Salon in West Makati with P64.12 and Limsan Barbershop in Tagum, Davao del Norte, with P75.

    Other similar establishments that paid income taxes below P200 were Botchoy Barbershop in Trece Martires City, Cavite, with only P142.50, Salon D’ Bagamasbad in Malabon-Navotas with P172 and Borromeo’s House of Beauty in North Makati with P193.79.

    The BIR also listed the top tax payers among barber shops and beauty parlor that paid up to P4-million total income tax: Facial Care Center—P4.3 million; Forever Flawless—P2.63 million; Beauty Profile Corp (Facial Care Center, Svenson International)—P2.61 million; Emphasis Salon—P1.8 million; Piandré Salon—P1.7 million; Face and Body Rejuvenation center (Facial Care Center, Svenson International)—P1.4 million; Straight and Smooth—A Hair Salon—P1.2 million; Tony and Jackey Beauty Salon—P944,384; and Bruno’s Barbers —P858,227.

    The BIR noted that the income taxes are based on tax returns filed by taxpayers.

    “Some taxpayers’ income tax dues may cover sales from [the salon]branches outside NCR [National Capital Region],” the BIR said.

    Kristyn Nika M. Lazo


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