Which motels are the top taxpayers?

Posted at 02/19/14 2:59 PM

MANILA – The Department of Finance (DOF) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Wednesday revealed the list of top motel taxpayers in the country in 2012 in its latest Tax Watch ad.

Topping the list is Mariposa, which paid P73,513,611.37 in income taxes in 2012.

Mariposa, described in its website as a “budget hotel,” has branches in Marikina, Taytay, Cubao, Pasig and Anonas.

Photo from Mariposa website.

Mariposa paid more taxes than most luxury hotels in the country, including Ascott Makati (P55,549,972.80) and Manila Marriott Hotel (P19,450,867.68) in Resorts World Manila.

Coming in second was Anito Lodge with P15,245,464.50 in income taxes paid, while Microtel Inn & Suites came in third with P9,816,513.60 in paid taxes.

Victoria Court, which has 10 properties carrying the brand name, came in fourth with P7,169,659.56 in paid taxes.

Hotel SOGO (P2,361,270.98) and Gardenia Terrace Motel (P1,263,353.99) came in fifth and sixth, respectively.

The BIR said that based on its preliminary review, 14 motels in the country were found to have no Tax Identification Number (TIN).

The tax agency added that its records showed that Bali-Hai Travelodge, Eurotel, Nice Hotel, and Town & Country Sta. Mesa had no income tax due in 2012.

The DOF and BIR also released Wednesday the list of top hotel taxpayers in 2012.