BIR files P330M in cases of tax evasion, hike penalties and fines – Manila bulletin
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Friday, June 25, filed separate tax evasion charges against 10 companies and their key executives and a single owner for alleged refusal to pay tax debts totaling more than 330 million pesos.
The BIR submitted the criminal complaints to the Department of Justice (DOJ) even as it exited tax regulation 13-2022 upwardly revising fines and penalties for tax evasion on the basis of the provisions of the tax reform for the acceleration and inclusion.
Tax evaders now face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison compared to the previous sentence of two years and a fine of up to 10 million pesos over the old rate of 500,000 pesos .
Quezon City Regional Revenue Manager Albino M. Galanza identified respondents as Compusaver Technology Solutions from Loyola Heights, Interworld Builders of Project 4, RM Puyat Constructions, Gurango Software for Webworks Outsourcing from Libis, Fair 5 Kind Trading from Sto . Domingo and DKC Tire Center in Cubao.
The only person charged was identified as Merinela Guerrero Trinidad, who did not have a known address but was a registered taxpayer with the South Quezon City tax district office.
On the other hand, the Director of Revenue for the National Capital Region of the South, Eduardo L. Pagulayan, Jr. named the accused Star Asset Management of Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; Maintenance of the Western Bicutan mansion, Taguig; United Paranaque Subdivision Interisland Lift Exchange, Paranaque City; and Efco Philippines LTD of Cupang, Muntinglupa City.
Galanza and Pagulayan said the complaints were filed because of the respondents’ willful failure to settle old scores.
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