Pia Wurtzbach

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Pia Wurtzbach is a Filipino- German actress and model who was crowned Miss Universe 2015. She was born on September 24, 1989, in Stuttgart, Germany to a German father and Filipino mother. She later moved to Cagayan de Oro, Philippines where she studied kindergarten and primary education. Pia finished her secondary education with the ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center and studied culinary arts at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies in Metro Manila, Philippines. When her parents separated, she became the breadwinner of the family from age 11 by doing modeling and acting.

26 Jan, 2016

House approves tax exemption

Law approved

The ways and means committee of Philippine Congress approves House Bill 6367, which seeks to exempt Wurtzbach from payment of taxes arising from her winnings from the international pageant. The Bill filed by the Cagayan de Oro representative is approved unanimously. During the hearing, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) lawyer says there will be no double taxation on Wurtzbach’s earnings from the pageant as long as she submits the necessary documents.

The US may have already taxed Wurtzbach on the prizes she received there. If she wants the tax she paid there credited in the Philippines, she has to submit the documents as proof of the same.

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