Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach will not be given a tax exemption. BIR Commissioner says the newly-crowned beauty queen must declare all her winnings when she comes home on January 25.

In an interview by Mario Dumawal for ABS-CBN TV Patrol, BIR commissioner Kim Henares said the law applies to all. This, she said, includes Pia. Accordiong to Henares:

Ideklara niya lahat ng income niya, natanggap niya dito at sa Amerika. Tapos komputin niya kung papaano at kung ano yung tax na dapat na andito tapos i-minus nya yung binayaran niyang buwis sa Amerika. Pero lahat yan dapat dokumentado at certified true copy.

[“She will declare all her income in the US then she will compute her tax here minus her tax in the US. Everything must be properly documented and certified true copy.”]

The commissioner also pointed out that the BIR has no right to give exemption except those stated under the law.

This week, Cagayan De Oro 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez vowed to propose a resolution that would exempt Pia’s earnings from tax.

Do you agree that Pia Wurtzbach should declare and be chargeable to tax? Leave your comments below.