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BIR sues seven taxpayers for P825-M liabilities

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THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) sued seven taxpayers over alleged tax liabilities amounting to P825 million.

In a statement, the bureau said the five corporation and two proprietors failed to either pay or contest the tax assessments against them. It noted that they were served with notices of their assessments and they conducted “collection and enforcement strategies” but to no avail.

“The respondents’ failure and continued refusal to file or pay their log overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated demands, constitute willful failure to file or pay the taxes due to the government,” BIR said.

The bureau said their failure to pay or protest the assessment or file an appeal to the Court of Tax Appeals made the assessments “final, executory, and demandable.”

Sued for the violation of Section 255 or failure to file a return, supply correct and accurate information in relation to Section 253(d) and 256 of the Tax Code are Body Needs & Basic, Inc. Corp for alleged liabilities of P40.4 million 2010, Firotech Fire Protection, Inc. for P26.6 million in 2011, Cristimar Corp. for P27.4 million in 2011.

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Fourthwave Global Inc. is charged over alleged tax deficiency of P14.5 million in 2012 and Asiatech Construction & Industrial Corp. for P10.1 million in 2011.

Maerdi Foods/Bestlink Trading Proprietor Donato Pe Benito Bautista has tax liabilities of P698.5 million for 2008 while proprietor Digna Garrovillas Francisco Dimicor Trading & General Merchandising P34.7 million in 2012 and were also charged for violating Section 255 of the Tax Code. — Vann Marlo Villegas

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