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Top 20 Individual Taxpayers in the Philippines Year 2010
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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.

RankNameRegular Income Tax Paid to the Philippines
(in million Pesos)
1Vicente Tan Lao75.34
2Rolando Bonifacio Hortaleza69.66
3Carlo Jose Caparas65.67
4Martin L. Oniel60.46
5Vivian Que Azcona52.03
6Gregory Deane Reichow48.08
7Napoleon Logarta Nazareno44.63
8Orlando Banzon Vea40.31
9Daniel Edmund Chalmers39.78
10Ronaldo Romero Soliman39.76
11Oscar Moreno Lopez39.01
12Vicente Rafael Ayllon38.34
13Ray Celis Espinosa36.50
14Gari Manigoue Tiongco33.38
15Victorico Paredes Vargas32.84
16Ramon See Ang32.37
17Kris Aquino Yap32.31
18Emmanuel Ordoveza Bautista29.47
19Miguelin M. Arquiza26.92
20Becker John Anthony26.58


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.

Top Individual Taxpayer in the Philippines 2010

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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3 robert mcoscar • 5:08 PM, 12-June-2012
In my own simple mind understanding the richer you are the more income you gain and therefore, more taxes payable. How is it so that they boast of being the richest in the country and yet do not pay as high? Well, of course this is just a rhetorical question because we all know the answer already. Even our hero Pacquiao learn how to evade paying taxes as he grow richer.
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2 Tax Evader • 4:26 PM, 17-May-2012
Tama ka Asero, parang tax evaders sila. Ganun ka "wise" ang mga richest men in the Philippines! Paano kaya kung magiging isa ka sa mga pinakamayaman sa Pilipinas, magbabayad ka kaya honestly ng tax.
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1 Asero • 2:01 PM, 17-May-2012
Mas lalo kc pnpayaman ang srili nla,hnd ngbyad ng tmang tax..especially those hu r listed in forbes.

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