BIR files tax evasion case against Daiana Menezes

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed tax evasion charges against Brazilian model-TV personality Daiana Menezes before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The BIR alleged that Menezes did not file any return for taxable years 2007 to 2009. As a resident alient deriving income from within the Philippines, she is required to file an income tax return. “The issue about my taxes is being addressed and I have been paying my taxes religiously. In fact, I am bound to pay before April 15 deadline. I may be Brazilian—but as someone working here in the Philippines, I am always respectful of its laws and policies.” said Menezes.

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