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PNP supplier facing tax evasion raps

By: - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ
/ 02:21 PM April 26, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed a complaint for tax evasion before the Department of Justice (DoJ) against one of the suppliers of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Facing one count of willful attempt to evade or defeat tax and 1 count of willful failure to supply correct and accurate information in her Income Tax Return (ITR) for taxable year 2007 is Remedios De Juan Pensotes.

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Pensotes is a BIR-registered single proprietor doing business under the trade name RJP International Trading Construction and General Services. She is also registered with the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management under the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and is an accredited supplier of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Its area of specialization is classified as “Maintenance and Other Operating Equipment.”

The case stemmed following reports last year on an investigation on retired PNP officials over alleged overpricing of repairs of twenty-eight (28) light armored vehicles in 2007.

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Records of the BIR showed that Pensotes declared in 2007 Sales and Service Revenues amounting to P10.43 million and P0.40 million, respectively. Her financial statements reflected total gross income of P3.22 million and a net income of P0.40 for taxable year 2007.

However, copies of the voucher and sales invoices submitted by the PNP disclosed that PNP made purchases from Pensotes amounting to P77.25 million in 2007. Thus, Pensotes underdeclared its Sales/Revenues for taxable year 2007 by P66.42 million.

Pensotes was assessed a total deficiency income tax liability for taxable year 2007 worth P46.33 million, inclusive of surcharges and interests.

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