• Food firms among top Manila taxpayers


    Eating outside of home help food establishments pay higher taxes to the government, according to latest data from the Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Tax Watch Series.

    Some notable top taxpayers in Manila include branches and franchisees of Jollibee, Max’s Restaurant, McDonald’s and Chowking.

    Two Jollibee units were included on the list—one in Vito Cruz branch which accounted a total of P1.3 million in income taxes and another franchisee, Jetsan Food Corp. which paid P161,380. Max’s Restaurant franchisee HP Foods Services Inc. paid P613,673, while McDonald’s Masangkay branch paid P87,028 and Chowking franchisee Drinks Unlimited Inc. paid P67,044.

    Other novelty restaurants in Manila which also paid high taxes were Figaro Coffee main unit AMV Business Specialists (P1.19 million), Pancake House franchisee PCK-MTB Inc. (P771,887), ChicBoy (P50,056), Mang Inasal (P200,715).

    Fancy restaurant Aristocrat was also included in the top taxpayers with two of its unit on the list—Alex and Engracia Legacy Corp. with P479,176 and Aristocrat Franchise Corp. with P416,748.

    The 2011 top taxpayers in Manila came from different areas of the city such Intramuros, Ermita, Malate, Binondo, San Nicolas, Tondo, Santa Cruz, Quiapo, Sampaloc, Santa Mesa, San Miguel, Paco, Pandacan, Santa Ana and San Andres.

    The 10 restaurants that paid highest income taxes in combined parts of Manila were: Courseline Café (P1.9 million), Jollibee Vito Cruz branch (P1.3 million), Bayview Park Hotel (P1.208 million), Metrocircles Inc. (P1.207 million), Figaro Coffee franchisee AVM Business Specialists (P1.19 million), Romelie’s Coffee Shop (P1.07 million), Harbor View Restaurant (P954,124), Rap Steaks and Cakes (P907,844), Feb Cuisine Corp. (P891,964) and CK2 Food and Beverages Services (P798,310).


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