Willie Revillame is top celebrity taxpayer; Kris Aquino in second; John Lloyd Cruz, Sharon Cuneta in third, fourth

Willie Revillame is 202's top celebrity taxpayer

Willie Revillame is 202’s top celebrity taxpayer

Controversial TV host Willie Revillame is 2012’s top celebrity taxpayer, while Presidential sister Kris Aquino came in second.

In a list of top 500 individual taxpayer, Revillame ranked second, next only to Mercury Drug’s Vivian Que Azcona.

Kris Aquino was sixth on the list, with Que Azcona, Revillame, Estelito Mendoza, Vicente Ayllon and Gerardo Baes ahead of her.

Willie Revillame paid a whooping P63.9 million in individual income tax in 2012 while Kris Aquino paid P44.9 in income tax.

John Lloyd Cruz came in as third top celebrity taxpayer with P42.7 million, while Sharon Cuneta was fourth with P42.0 miilion. They ranked 8th and 9th in the top 500 individual taxpayers.

The BIR said the list of top individual taxpayers excluded those whose taxes were withheld and paid on their behalf by companies that employ them.