THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it filed 15 separate complaints before the Department of Justice against delinquent taxpayers over their alleged failure to pay taxes worth a combined P493.6 million.
In a statement, the BIR lodged complaints against 10 taxpayers in Quezon City for willful failure to pay taxes between 2009 and 2013 worth P395 million. The BIR in Makati filed against five taxpayers for alleged tax liabilities of P98.6 million.
BIR said the taxpayers were served with the necessary documents for the tax assessment and collection but still failed to pay their liabilities.
“The delinquent respondents’ failure and continued refusal to pay their long overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated notices and demands, constitutes willful failure to pay the taxes due to the government,” the BIR said.
BIR in Quezon City filed charges against five companies and their officers: Filipino Entrepreneurs & Resources Network, Inc., Amigo Strategic Solutions, Inc., Boaz Motor Inc., New Hudson Manufacturing Co., Inc., and Grand Oro Industrial Corp. for violating Section 253 (d) and 256 (Penal Liability of Corporations) of the Tax Code.
It also filed charges against five individuals: Rey M. Digal, proprietor of RMD Electrical Services, Ma. Luisa R. Angulo of M.R. Enterprises, Marilen Z. Salamanque of Winarose Enterprise, Marlo Shervo Sajoyan of NIV Trading, and Gilbert M. Bugaoan of Coreline Drilling Supplies and Services, for violating Section 255 of the Tax Code or failure to file return, supply correct information and pay tax.
BIR in Makati City filed complaints against four companies, including their officers: Attic Tours Phils. Inc., Premium Cake House, X-Play Online Games Inc., and RDC Minimart Inc. also for violating Sections 253 (d) and 256 of the Tax Code.
The new complaints bring to 482 the number of cases filed in line with the Run After Tax Evaders program of the BIR. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas