Kumusta and Mabuhay,
I write again to advise that an American Ex Pat, Brian Granville Smith of Purok 5 , Tanglihague, Talibon , Bohol is not complying with Philippines Taxation regulations in regards to his income of several million pesos per year derived from his You Tube Channel A Foreigner Farming In the Philippines. Here is the link to that channel
Please note this You Tube channel has been running for over four years without being registered for tax in the Philippines and Brian Smith has used that channel to tell other Philippines foreigner Ex Pats to also NOT register as he says it is fake news.
Smith uses this channel to accept cash donations of hundreds of thousands of pesos via PayPal, Patron and Super Chat donations. He also accepts funds in large amounts from his subscribers via Western Union, LBC, Lu Hillier and several other financial money transfer organisations.
He also accepts an unusually high number of Balikbayan Boxes full of expensive equipment including electric pumps. portable generators, farming equipment and high quality power tools as well as huge amounts of other expensive items. We now know most of these items are immediately sold for cash.
May I ask why this foreigner seemingly is allowed to do this and have no thorough investigation of his income made by BIR?
I am aware of dozens of complaints sent to BIR regarding this person and cannot understand why BIR has done nothing to investigate his YouTube channel, incoming Balikbayan Boxes and other suspect income streams.
Now that BIR has issued a memo to all staff outlining that all foreign vloggers be investigated I formally request you look into this tax evading foreigner and audit his income completely.
Kind Regards and Salamaat,