Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente sentenced to 7 years for tax evasion

Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente sentenced to 7 years for tax evasion

- Singer Claire dela Fuente was sentenced to seven years imprisonment after she was convicted of tax evasion by the Court of Tax Appeals

- She was also the operator of the Philippine Corinthian Liner Corporation

- The court ordered her to pay a fine of P150,000 and was meted out a year of imprisonment for each count of tax evasion

- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed a case against her for non-filing of income tax return for the years 1998 to 2004

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Jukebox Queen and Asia's Sweetest Voice Claire dela Fuente was sentenced to seven years of jail time for evasion of taxes.

As per Manila Bulletin, the Court of Tax Appeals convicted her for non-filing of tax returns for the period from 1998 to 2004.

Claire is also the operator fo the Philippine Corinthian Liner Corp. Philippine Star reported that the BIR filed the case against the company 10 years ago.

Jukebox Queen Claire dela Fuente sentenced to 7 years for tax evasion

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When the case was filed against her, she denied the charges and said that her company just started operations in 2005.

The court did not favor her claims after the BIR presented records that were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Land Transportation Office, and the Franchising Regulatory Board.

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