The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) have revealed that Richard Gutierrez, the son of talent manager Annabel Rama and brother of Miss World second runner-up Ruffa Gutierrez, has not declared his taxes right. Because of this, he is facing a P38.57-million tax case.
Richard Gutierrez, currently 33, has undeclared his Php 39.6 million in sales in 2012. His production company R Gutz also was not able to file their annual ITR, as well as two quarterly VAT returns in the same year, as per the BIR. They added: “As a consequence of their acts and omissions, R Gutz and its president, Richard Gutierrez, were assessed an estimated aggregate deficiency tax liability for taxable year 2012 in the total amount of P38.57 million.”
In 2012, Richard Gutierrez and his company reportedly declared only Php 311,111 in sales. However, as per a story released by ABS CBN, a list of purchases by clients revealed P39.9 million worth was bought from the entertainment firm during that year.
Interviewed earlier, Annabel Rama dismissed the case as merely harassment; saying her son could prove he was able to properly file their tax returns in 2012.
Marie Glen Abraham-Garduque, their lawyer, said that the actor was not able to receive the BIR complaint yet; adding: “He (Gutierrez) will answer at the proper forum as soon as he receives it.”
Aside from Gutierrez, three other tax evasion cases were filed on Friday by the BIR; escalating to 21 since the administration started last June.
Gutierrez became a child star before he appeared in fantasy soaps on TV. His most prominent shows were Mulawin where he played Aguiluz, Click and Captain Barbell.
He is currently in a relationship with Sarah Lahbati and is father to Zion; their three-year-old.