BIR: Vlogger couple deletes socmed accounts to avoid paying taxes

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said a couple who was earning millions suddenly deleted their social media account in an attempt to avoid paying taxes.

According to BIR’s initial investigation, the vloggers earned P50 to P100 million in the past two years. As a result, they were able to buy luxury cars and build a big house in Metro Manila.

The BIR added the couple deleted their accounts days after BIR Commissioner Caesar R. Dulay said that social media influencers earning from Facebook and Youtube should pay taxes.

BIR said the couple had over 11 million subscribers. The agency did not disclose their names pending an investigation.

However, BIR said the couple would still need to pay taxes even if they have deleted their social media accounts.

“Vloggers are classified as self-employed subject to 12 percent value-added tax if annual income is P3 million and more, eight percentage tax if less than the amount and tax exempt if not more than P250,000,” according to BIR.

Dulay urged social media influencers to be honest in their income tax declaration, or else they will facing tax evasion charges.

Influencers cannot hide their as tax agencies of countries where the social media platforms are based required to send the BIR with their salaries under a tax treaty agreement with the Philippines.

BIR: Vlogger couple deletes socmed accounts to avoid paying taxes

Meanwhile, many suspect vloggers Jamill was the couple the BIR is talking about.

Last week, Camille Trinidad and boyfriend Jayzam Manabat confirmed that their YouTube channel ‘JaMill’ is gone.

On her Twitter account, Trinidad announced that their YouTube channel with more than 12 million subscribers had been deleted.

On her Twitter account, Trinidad announced that their YouTube channel with more than 12 million subscribers had been deleted.

“JaMill is now signing off. Pero Jayzam & camille is ♾,” said Trinidad.

It also thanked the -streaming platform: “Thank you @YouTube sa lahat lahat.”

He also clarified that the removal from their account was not a gimmick, as other netizens say.

He said they did this to make their relationship with Manabat better.

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