Willie Revillame is top celebrity taxpayer of 2012-A A +A
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
TELEVISION host Willie Revillame is the top celebrity taxpayer for last year, according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
Revillame, who paid nearly P64 million in income taxes, ranks second in the overall Top 500 individual taxpayers of 2012 list, making him one of the biggest show biz earners of last year.
This year's top taxpayer is Vivian Azcona of Mercury Drug chain of pharmacies. She paid more than P161 million in income taxes in 2012.
Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, who topped the 2011 list, is down to the 6th spot with P44.9 million in income taxes paid to the government.
Box-Office King John Lloyd Cruz (No.8) meanwhile paid P42.7 million followed by Megastar Sharon Cuneta (No.9) with P42 million.
"Bet On Your Baby" host Judy Ann Santos ranked 32nd on the list after she paid P24 million while former leading man Piolo Pascual paid P23.3 million, putting him on the 34th spot.
Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquaio (No. 36) paid P22.3 in taxes followed by Bea Alonzo (P20.7 million, No. 44), Anne Curtis (P19.1 million, No. 50) and Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo (P18.3 million, No. 59).
Action star Robin Padilla came in 60th place with P18.2 million while Derek Ramsay (No. 68) and Coco Martin (No. 79), paid P16.7 and P15.5 million, respectively.
Other names who made it to the list are television host Vic Sotto (P14.6 million, No. 89), Boy Abunda (P13 million, No. 110), Michael V. (P12.5 million, No. 118), Vice Ganda (P12 million, No. 137), Joey de Leon (P11 million, No. 156).
Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes (P9.4 million, No. 216), Angelica Panganiban (P9 million, No. 226), Gerald Anderson (P7.7 million, No. 287), Kim Chiu (P7.4 million, No. 309), KC Concepcion (P7.4 million, No. 311), Solenn Heussaff (P7.2 million, No. 327), Toni Gonzaga (P6.6 million, No. 390) and Angel Locsin (P6.5 million, No. 398)
The Top 500 Individual Taxpayers for Taxable year 2012 list is posted on the BIR website. (Sunnex)