Tax evasion raps filed vs Ryan Bang
MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) slaps another entertainment personality with a tax case as part of its name-and-shame campaign to increase government revenues.
On Thursday, January 31, the BIR filed a criminal complaint against Korean comedian and television host Hyun Sung Bang -- also referred to as Ryan Bang -- for attempting to evade tax payment since he failed to register his income and VAT tax returns for 2010 and 2011.
He was sued for a tax liability of P1.82 million, including surcharges and interests.
Bang failed to produce documents that he has registered his income during those taxable years, even after the BIR has been issued a "letter of authority" for the examination of his tax records, the BIR said.
Tax officials obtained from his employers copies of the taxes withheld on his earnings. BIR investigation disclosed that Bang received P993,451.59 in 2010 from the following: ABS-CBN Corp. (P852,274.00), KP & PR & EMS, Inc. (P58,823.53), Summit Publishing Company, Inc. (P2,352.94) and Studio 23, Inc. (P80,001.00).
In the year 2011, he also received P2.06 million from the following: ABS-CBN Corp. (P1.84 million), ABS-CBN Film Production, Inc. (P33,333.30), Studio 23, Inc. (P185,555.77).
"Despite his sizeable earnings in 2010 and 2011, Ryan Bang failed to file his Income Tax, Percentage Tax and Value Added Tax returns as abovementioned and thus, failed to pay the corresponding taxes due thereon for the years in question," the BIR said in a statement.
Bang was a finalist in ABS-CBN's reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010 and was a host of th 3ow Powhz! show on Studio 23 Channel. - Rappler.com