When BIR guns for gold


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RUNNING AFTER EVADERS. The BIR says its crusade against the wealthy is part of the administration's efforts to curb tax evasion throughout all sectors

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has long struggled to compel the country’s elite pay its fair share, but a name-and-shame campaign targeting one of history’s greatest boxers, Manny Pacquiao, is aiming to change that. A crusade against wealthy Filipinos is part of President Benigno Aquino III’s high-profile effort to curb tax evasion throughout all sectors of society, a central plank of his quest to fight widespread corruption. The BIR has so far filed criminal complaints or charges against 200 wealthy Filipinos it accuses of avoiding a combined P44.45 billion (US$1.02 billion) in taxes. Among those facing criminal prosecution are actor-model celebrities, including Solenn Heussaff, named by the Philippine edition of Esquire magazine this year as “the sexiest woman alive.” Wealthy individuals who are away from the limelight are also being pursued.

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