Willie Revillame Pays Nearly P64M in Income Taxes

Controversial television host Willie Revillame is the top celebrity individual taxpayer of 2012, paying nearly P64 million in income taxes.

Revillame ranked second overall in the latest list of top individual taxpayers released by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

Kris Aquino, the youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino, paid over P44 million and she led the way for Kapamilya stars as she ranked No. 6 on the list.

Aquino was the highest paid celebrity in 2010 and also its top celebrity taxpayer, with total taxable income of P101 million in 2010, for which she paid taxes of P32.3 million.

The BIR’s list of Top 500 individual taxpayers for 2012, released on Monday, also included several other celebrities.

Actor John Lloyd Cruz ranked eighth with P42.7 million, inching ahead of veteran actress Sharon Cuneta at No. 9 with P42 million in tax payments.

Actress Judy Anne Santos was ranked 32nd (P24 million), while Piolo Pascual ranked 34th (P23 million).

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao ranked 36th with P22 million in taxes, while Anne Curtis capped off the celebrities in the top 50, ranked 50th with P19 million in payments.

Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo was 59th in the list with P18.3 million, ahead of actor Robin Padilla (60th) with P18.2 million and Derek Ramsay (68th) with P16 million.

Coco Martin (No. 79) paid P15 million, while TV hosts Boy Abunda (110th) and Vice Ganda (137th) paid P13 million and P12 million, respectively.

Comedian Vic Sotto ranked 89th with P14.61 million, while fellow ‘Eat Bulaga’ host Joey de Leon ranked 156th with P11.09 million.

Comedian Michael V. ranked 118th with P12.59 million.

News anchor and former vice president Noli de Castro was ranked 168th with P10 million in income taxes.

Actor DIngdong Dantes was at No. 216 with payments of P9.48 million, while his co-star Angelica Panganiban was at No. 226 after paying P9.06 million in taxes.

Housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Gerald Anderson (297th) and Kim Chiu (309th) paid P7.7 million and P7.2 million in paid taxes, respectively, while the reality show’s host Toni Gonzaga ranked 390th with P6.63 million in income taxes.

Actress-model Solenn Heussaff also made the list at No. 327 after paying P7.23 million.