2016 (Taxation) Bar Exam Questions: Question 19

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Jennifer is the only daughter of Janina who was a resident in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Janina died in the U.S. leaving to Jennifer one million shares of Sun Life (Philippines), Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. Said shares were held in trust for Janina by the Corporate Secretary of Sun Life and the latter can vote the shares and receive dividends for Janina. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ofthe U.S. taxed the shares on the ground that Janina was domiciled in the U.S. at the time o f her death.

[a] Can the CIR ofthe Philippines also tax the same shares? Explain. (2.5%) [b] Explain the concept of double taxation. (2.5%)

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