Claire Dela Fuente will be jailed for 7 years.
The Court decided to put the 61 years old, actress and businesswoman, Claire Dela Fuente for seven years in jail because of tax invasion by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).
According to Manila Bulletin, July 15, when Claire failed to file an income tax return for the year 1998-2004snd because of this, Claire will face seven tax evasion cases.
But Claire’s side said that in 2005 they started the operation of their business. That is why the alleged case from the BIR is not true. They even show the 2005 BIR registration in court.
But the BIR shows a document from Securities of Exchange Commission (SEC), (LTFRB) Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board, and (LTO) Land Transportation Office saying that the document shown by the singer is not true or fake.
The document of Claire denied by the court because according to BIR the document is fake.
Because Claire failed to defend themselves for the 7 counts of tax evasions, the court decided to put Claire in jail for 7 years.
And the court asked her to pay 150,000 pesos aside for 7 years in jail.
And if Claire Dela Fuente failed to pay the said amount it will be added P50,000 additional penalty and with “subsidiary imprisonment”.
Claire dela Fuente became famous for the song ” Sayang”. She became the president of Integrated Metropolitan Bus Operators Association (IMBOA). She even owns the Philippine Corinthian Liner Corporation (PCLC). That has some cases.