2 QC restaurants, comedy bar shut down by BIR for tax violations

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MANILA, Philippines—Two restaurants and a comedy bar in Quezon City owned by the same person were shuttered for tax violations as the Bureau of Internal Revenue makes good on its fight against cheating high-income individual taxpayers.

As part of its Oplan Kandado campaign, the BIR closed down three separate establishments of the Bulalo Fiesta Food Park Corp. for “failure to declare correct taxable sales and failure to pay deficiency income tax and value-added tax” amounting to a total of P38.3 million.

The dining places are owned by Vicente F. Villasor Jr., the sole proprietor and subject of a 10-day surveillance operation that the BIR conducted in the second week of February, according to a BIR statement.

One of the restaurants and the comedy bar are located along Quirino Highway in Novaliches while the second restaurant is in North Fairview.

The BIR said its records have shown that Villasor has been declaring sales of less than P2 million yearly. His highest sales declaration was P1.94 million in 2011 or an average daily sales of P5,399.60.

For the first nine months of 2012, Villasor’s percentage tax returns reflected sales of P1.45 million or an average daily sales of P5,352.31.

“Surveillance operations, however, disclosed that the combined sales for 10 days of the three establishments was P1.69 million or an average daily sales of P151,036.82,” the BIR said.

“Compared to his declarations in 2011 and (the first nine months of) 2012, the BIR found Villasor to have underdeclared his sales by P52.43 million or 96.42 percent in 2011 and by P39.33 Million or 96.46 percent in 2012,” the agency added.

Following the surveillance, Villasor was issued a 48-hour notice and a five-day VAT compliance notice informing him of his liabilities.

The bureau’s operations group issued an order for the closure of the restaurants “after the refusal and neglect of Villar to comply with the requirements specified in the two notices.

Based on previous cases involving the closure of businesses under Oplan Kandado, an establishment may re-open immediately upon settlement with the BIR.

Some cases reach the Court of Tax Appeals, which decides in favor of either the taxpayer or the BIR depending on the merits of the case.

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  • anton kinuton

    GOOD JOB BIR!!!

  • allan carandang

    o loko

  • gaudiponce

    very good job BIR.. now work on the traders in Divisoria. Many of the Chinese businesses dont issue reciepts at all.

    • Horst Manure

      Just like legal firms and if you ask for a receipt you get some thing on a piece of paper no letterhead, no info may as well write your own, all the BIR has to do is walk in to any Liaryers office and ask to see the receipt book

      • GustoKoHappyKa

        Parang mga doctor lang din… mas gusto nila walang resibo pag bayadan hahaha

  • UrHONOR

    GOOD achievement! Hindi sa kung anupaman, pero bakit puro maliliit na establshments ang madaling nadadale ng BIR, samantalang ang dami-daming mga malalaking business operations dyan kahi8t na hindi imbistigahan ng masinsinan, e, kitang-kita ang mga violations sa pagpapatakbo ng negosyo….lalo na dyan sa may Oroquieta at Chinatown kung saan ay naglipana ang mga malalaking tindahan na pinatatakbo ng mga Intsik na ni hindi man marunong managalog. yang mga auto supply na dala-dalawa ng libro….halos lahat ng hanay dyan sa Masangkay….mga kaliwete….hindi lang sa BIr kundi pati sa BOC sa kanilang mga importations. Mahirap hulihin dahil ang mga nangiimbistiga ay kumpale kundi ninong ng mga may-ari ng tindahan. ISTROKIS yan ng mga INTSIK na negosyante….mga kinukumpale ay mga na sa pwesto….Dir, Police Gen, Inspectors, Assessors, etc.

  • TMZPinoy

    Sana tuloy tuloy na ang operasyon “Kandado” ng BIR…marami talaga nandadaya na mga negosyante sa ating gobyerno.Karamihan dyan minsan may mga padreno na taga loob mismo ng BIR…iba dyan ginagawa pa kumpare sa binyag,kumpil,sa kasal, kulang na lang kung pwede pa sa divorce,hehehehhe. Dapat suyudin lahat ng mga kilalang restaurant hindi lang itong kay Villasor na may ari ng “Bulalo Fiesta Food Park”.Mabuhay mga tropa ng Operasyon Kandado.

  • tyurl

    For sure pag di nag-iisue ng resibo ang establishment nag-uunder-declare yan ng taxable income. At kung seryoso talaga ang BIR, bakit andyan pa rin Divi, 168, 999, Greenhills, St. Francis, Tutuban, etc? Tsaka di ko gets ang reasoning na sinabi sa report. Surveillance operations now prove a misdeed in 2011 and years back? Really? Unless you can prove that the declared sales revenue in 2011 as well as in the previous years is really not the correct amount during those years, then you can’t prove that the establishment reneged on his tax obligations. Parang lumalabas kasi by implication lang ung kaso – kesyo ganito ang income niya in 10 days (I presume 2013 ginawa ang surveillance ops), malamang ganito rin income niya noong 2011. 2010, etc. Magiging pera lang sa abogado to pag nagkataon. Halungkatin niyo ang annual records ng firm then you can build a case from there that’s solid and not by mere implication.

    Also, nakakapagtaka na walang high-profile corruption case involving a BIR employee whether past or present admin. Eh alam naman ng lahat na kurakot BIR. Kaso un nga, ang tanong, saan daw ang ebidensya. Kung seryoso si Kim Henares, dapat eto inuna niya – nilinis niya bakuran nya. Lifestyle check and automation of procedures. Less human intervention will reduce unwanted dealings. Tumanda na rin naman siya sa BIR. Alam nya na kalakaran sa loob.

    Sa national government, hindi ang credit rating upgrade ang makaka-inspire sa publiko para magabyad ng tamang buwis kagaya ng press release ng Malacanang last week. Ang buwis ay effectively contribution ng taong bayan para sa pagpapaayos ng buong sistema – education, health, infra, social services, etc. Pero ang mga pulitiko panay ang payaman sa pagnanakaw ng buwis ng tao. Kaya nga may political dynasties kasi magandang negosyo ang pulitika. Ergo, kung gusto niyong ma-inspire ang tao magbayad ng buwis, dapat ipakita niyo sa lahat kung saan napupunta ang bawat sentimo ng buwis. Pero bakit may PDAF pa rin hanggang ngayon? Bakit ang bagal ng usad ng mga kasong korupsyon kung meron man? Bakit walang senador na naiimbistigahan ng tama – 200 million/year PDAF nila? Bakit walang FOI law?? Ma-e-encourage mo ba ang tao na magbayad ng buwis kung hinahayaan mo namang nakawin lang ang pera nila nang basta-basta?

    • bgc

      Pahabaan ba to ng comment?LoL. But, I agree. The government keeps on pressuring taxpayers but it is doing so little to exterminate people who enrich themselves courtesy of the people’s money.

  • Horst Manure

    Read Comedy Bar and though it was about the recent bar exams, at least the good news there are less liaryers out there scamming.

  • boybakal

    This is too much….ipinasara agad.
    Dapat citation muna to correct the wrong. And after that, fine.
    Sobra naman tong BIR, marami ang nawalan ng trabaho.

    Besides, how could this Bulalo owes BIR 38 million e buto buto lang ang tinda.
    Kahit higopin mo yang buto….buto pa rin ang masisipsip.
    Sobrang sumipsip tong BIR pati bulalo pinulbos.

    • Joel Cee

      “The bureau’s operations group issued an order for the closure of the
      restaurants “after the refusal and neglect of Villar to comply with the
      requirements specified in the two notices.”

    • TotoyKalentong

      Malaki kita talaga sa food business. Kahit yung mga jollijeep sa Makati you’ll be surprised how much they earn on a daily basis.

      • boybakal

        Agree….sales is big.
        How about the expenses, cost, salaries, rent, etc, etc.

      • TotoyKalentong

        Overhead costs easily shadows it. Kasi sa food puwedeng 100% ang patong mo and still it would still be cheap.

      • boybakal

        Gross sale is different from Net sales….you know that.
        Solution, mandatory cash register where sales tax, evat will appear in the receipt.
        In the case of bulalo….tsambahan lang ang assessment ng BIR.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    kumain at naginoman ang tropa. next, pls. charge to my account including service charge. 30days later collection time, nagalit at binayaran. 30days later kandado na. SO WHAT’S THE MORALE OF THE STORY-‘wag maningil ng utang kapag Bery Important Restoranter.

  • MonMayuga

    How many establishments like this one make untruthful declarations in their income tax? We commend the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on this one. We hope that it will send a strong message to all and sundry that violators will be penalised.

  • Andrei Mendoza

    5k a day income?? bobo siguro ang mga taga-bir, maski isang internet cafe ay kayang kitain ang 5k a day, yun pa kayang resto na malaki at maganda?

  • Mark

    Buti pa si BIR Henares nagtratrabaho ng tama at matapang, walang pakialam kung sino tamaan, ung baklitang Biazon ng Customs ay ganun pa rin, walang kwenta, talamak pa rin ung smuggling, ewan ko pero parang naabutan ata ng milyones kaya ganun, malakas lng kumain

    eto nman si Vicente F. Villasor Jr., kung totoo nga na nd nagbabayad ng tamang buwis ay dapat ng gawing bulalo ang mg buto ito, pesteng mamamayan, parang Instik lang kung sumamba sa pera

  • Joe Wee

    Hindi lang closure ang dapat gawin jan, kung di mabayaran nung may-ari ang tax
    liabilities nya dapat me kasama pang kulong para masampolan. It will definitely send a strong message that the BIR really means business.

  • boybakal

    Bakit kailangan ikumpara ang benta ng 2011 sa 2012 at doon binase ang dapat na declared sales.
    Siempre noong 2011 mahina ang benta ng bulalo dahil matigas pa ang mga buto.
    Ngayon 2012 malakas na ang benta, pati buto kinain na rin ng customers.

    Marami tuloy ang nawalan ng trabaho ng ipasara.
    Dapat tuloy ang negosyo at kasuhan ang may ari at i garnish ang benta.
    Wag ipasara….tunggak.

  • Guest

    Madami pa yan! Ang mga comedy bars, di nag iisue ng resibo sa entrance ng kanilang establishments. P500/ head x 1,000 heads/night = P500,000 and entrance fees na hindi naka declare!

  • Joel Cee

    I think most if not all comedy bars are big tax evaders. They don’t issue BIR registered receipts on entrance fees.

    Their seating capacity is normally about 500 and with people coming in and out, the number of guests can go higher than 1000 on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

    With an entrance fee of P500/head x 1,000/heads, they do not pay taxes for P500,000 entrance fees at least 4 x week.

    That’s one huge bulalo

  • Hey_Dudes

    I doubt if owners of these establishments care if they will never open their doors again malake na ang naitabi ng mga ito. Just imagine one owed a staggering Ph38 million+? Bulalo lovers must be patronizing this resto like crazy.

  • marlo concepcion

    april fooooools!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonny.solomon.5 Sonny Solomon

    maliit na tao lang kaya ninyo. sobra pa ang media coverage. pero yung mga businessmen na intsik wala pa kayo naipakulong. photo ops na naman.

  • Exo

    Nice! Isali din ang mga taga-Customs at BIR sa surveillance. Mga mayor at gobernor na rin. Mayayaman ang mga yan. Isali na rin ang mga Binay. Yan sobrang yaman ng mga yan. Pano kaya sila yumaman?

  • Exo

    Btw, mga Korean groceries ay di nagbibigay ng mga resibo. Di nga gumagamit ng cash register. Calculator lang. Yung mga mainland Chinese na negosyante sa Divisoria, dapat pagbayarin ng tamang tax. Actually, di sila dapat nagnenegosyo dun dahil dapat ay bawal.

  • $44479964

    Dapat opisina ng Congressman ang ipasara at hindi ang isang comedy bar.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    dapat lahat nagbabayad ng tax

    pay what is due your share – kaya di tayo umuunlad e, kanya kanya kasi tayo

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