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Here's the latest release of the list of the top 20 individual taxpayers in the Philippines in year 2010 based on the data of Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) which was published on April 2012. These people paid the highest amount of tax in the Philippine government. Vicente Tan Lao, a businessman, topped the list and paid P75.34 million to the BIR. He paid almost P16 million greater than the 2009's top individual taxpayer, Elaine Bautista Gardiola.
Among the top list is a popular film director, Carlos J. Caparas who ranked as the 3rd highest taxpayer and paid P65.67 million income tax to the BIR. The queen of media, Kris Aquino ranked 17th paying P32.31 million tax.
To have a better comparative view, I created a bar graph below to show how far they are distributed with each other in their income tax paid.
What I noticed is that the Forbes-listed Filipino Billionaires (Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, Andrew Tan, Enrique Razon Jr., Eduardo Cojuangco and Roberto Ongpin) are never found or included in the Top 20 Individual Taxpayers in the Philippines. Did you notice it?
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