Tax evasion raps filed vs. architectural, engineering consultants, BPO, sweets distributor
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed, on Thursday, tax evasion cases against five companies, including an outsourcing firm and a chocolate importer, as well as two individuals.
The tax liabilities of these seven entities slapped with charges before the Department of Justice totaled P502.16 million.
The biggest tax deficiency was that of architectural, engineering and technical consultant Israel R. San Jose, who allegedly underdeclared his gross income from 2009 to 2012. BIR investigators computed San Jose’s unpaid dues to reach a total of P271.02 million in income taxes as well as value-added tax (VAT).
Taguig City-based Penn Philippines Inc., meanwhile, allegedly did not pay P155.48 million in taxes last 2007. The company manufactures power net elastic fabric for both the domestic and export markets.
Goldrich International Exchange Inc. in Parañaque City, meanwhile, was slapped a P50.41-million tax evasion case. The trading firm allegedly had income tax and VAT payment deficiencies in 2008.
Quezon City-based business process outsourcing company Gurango Software Corp. was assessed unpaid taxes worth P12.9 million between May 2013 and December 2014.
Sweets distributor Gandour Philippines Inc. in Quezon City, meanwhile, allegedly did not remit P7.22 million in taxes from 2013 to 2014.
Another trading firm also in Quezon City, MH Poly-Electromechs Inc., was said to have had P2.02 million in tax deficiencies in 2013 until last year.
As for Rogelio E. Silang, who runs a Petron gasoline dealership in Calatagan, Batangas, he was assessed by the BIR to have liabilities worth P3.11 million last 2008.
These seven cases brought to 377 the total number of tax evasion charges filed by the country’s largest tax collection agency spearheaded by Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares under the Run Against Tax Evaders (Rate) program.
Henares earlier said that Rate as well as “Oplan Kandado” were consistently among the top priority programs of the BIR, as these have had “significant impact to the attainment of the revenue goal.” The Oplan Kandado program shutters alleged tax-deficient establishments.
The BIR targets to collect P1.674 trillion in taxes in 2015.
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