BIR commissioner leads seizure of thousands of falsified receipts, invoices, business documents
Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Romeo D Lumagui Jr., together with the legal and revenue officers from BIR Revenue Region No. 7A – Quezon City headed by Regional Director Mahinardo G. Mailig and Assistant Regional Director Renato N. Molina, recently seized voluminous falsified receipts, invoices, and other business documents issued to various individuals and companies.
By virtue of reliable information, a Mission Order was issued to Brenterprise International, Inc., located in a condominium unit in Eastwood, Quezon City, for the conduct of surveillance for any violation of the National Internal Revenue Code.
This has led to the discovery of thousands of booklets of receipts, invoices, and other business documents in the name of the company’s clients from all over the country, several of which are among those identified as Cannot Be Located (CBL) Taxpayers by the BIR.
“Nahuli natin itong Brenterprise na gumagawa ng mga pekeng resibo na binebenta nila sa mga kliyente. Itong mga kliyente naman nila na bumibili ng pekeng resibo ay gagamitin itong mga resibo to claim as expenses, kahit hindi naman totoong expenses dahila wala naman silang talagang biniling mga produkto o serbisyo. Ginagawa nila ito upang makapandaya sa pagbabayad ng buwis. Samakatwid, ang buwis na dapat napupunta sa gobyerno ay binubulsa nitong mga gumagawa ng pekeng resibo.” Lumagui explained.
“Sisiguraduhin namin na hahanapin namin kayo upang matigil na ang ganitong kalakaran ng pagbebenta ng mga pekeng resibo.” Lumagui added.
The BIR chief appraised that these CBL taxpayers who utilized these falsified receipts have outstanding tax liabilities amounting to approximately Php45 billion. He added, “Maganda na maging aware ang publiko sa mga ganitong ilegal na gawain upang malaman ng publiko ang iba’t-ibang tax evasion schemes at maireport nila ito sa kaukulang otoridad.”
Finally, Lumagui warned the public that they might get into trouble by buying fake and falsified receipts.
“Kayo naman mga bumibili ng mga pekeng resibo, tigil-tigilan nyo na yan dahil hindi nyo rin yan magagamit as deductions at maipapakulong din namin kayo,” he said.