MANILA, Philippines - Our very own Jujeath Nagaowa who won the international light flyweight title of the Women’s IBA in China was not exempted from the Bureau of Customs wherein her title belt was taxed for around 6,000 pesos.
Bureau Of Customs Tax Championship Belt Won By Filipina Boxer And Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Jujeath Nagaowa
Aug 27, 2015 at 11:00 PM
Posted by : Pinoy Secret Writer
Filed Under : News & Events
Alberto Lina, Customs Commissioner, has ordered the authorities of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to explain why the championship belt brought by our Filipina boxer and mixed martial arts fighter Jujeath Nagaowa was taxed around 6,000 pesos.
According to Lina, "There is a policy that the rewards and trophies may be exempted from paying taxes if they are able to secure a tax exemption from the Department of Finance. If they failed to secure a tax exempt from the DOF, then they would have to pay the duties and taxes"
Nagaowa posted on her Facebook page that she was ordered to pay P5,809 in duties to claim the belt after winning the light flyweight title of the Women's International Boxing Association.
The belt has a dutiable value of P20,147.77, of which the customs’ duty was P3,027.13 while the value added tax was P2,782.
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