TV personalities Willie Revillame and Kris Aquino paid the highest taxes in 2012 at P63.9 million and P44.9 million, respectively, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s (BIR) Tax Watch campaign ad.
The ad, which was released on Wednesday, showed top celebrity endorsers and personalities and their income taxes for 2011 and 2012.
Kris was the top taxpayer in 2011 but she slid to 6th place in 2012 although she paid the same amount.
Aside from Kris and Willie, the top 10 celebrity taxpayers in 2012 include John Lloyd Cruz who paid P42.8 million, Sharon Cuneta, P42 million, Judy Ann Santos, P24.1 million, Piolo Pascual, P23.4 million, Manny Pacquiao, P22.4 million, Bea Alonzo, P20.7 million, Anne Curtis, P19.2 million, and Sarah Geronimo and Robin Padilla, P18.3 million.
“Only 18 out of the 24 top celebrity endorsers are on the BIR’s 2012 top individual taxpayers list,” the BIR said.
The other top celebrity endorsers not included in BIR’s top 500 taxpayers in 2012 or did not file their income tax returns (ITR) for 2012 include Carmina Zillaroel and Zoren Legaspi’s family, Marian Rivera, Ryan Agoncillo, Jericho Rosales and Ai Ai Delas Alas.
Other TV and radio personalities in the BIR list are Mike Enriquez who paid P16.5 million, Coco Martin, P13.3 million, Vice Ganda, P12 million, Joey de Leon, P11.1 million and Noli de Castro, P10.8 million.