BIR files 5 tax evasion cases

by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 10 2014 02:59 PM | Updated as of Apr 10 2014 10:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed several criminal complaints against delinquent taxpayers before the Department of Justice for failure to pay taxes.

The BIR filed a complaint against Genesis Car Care & Service Station and its vice-president/treasurer Corazon Teng for failure to pay taxes for taxable year 2004. The tax deficiency was assessed at P26.08 million.

Genesis is engaged in the business of selling, distributing, and dealing of petroleum, gas, or similar products, car care products and accessories, and operation of gasoline service stations, plants, and depots. Its business address is at E. Rodriguez Ave, New Manila, Quezon City.

F.U.N. Party, Inc, its chairman/president Edison Antonio Mariano, and treasurer Ma Cristina Mariano also face tax raps for failing to pay P23.45 million in taxes in taxable year 2007.

The firm is engaged in the business of trading goods such as toys, party favors, and accessories.

Meanwhile, the BIR also filed a complaint against freight transport company First Orient Cargo Corp., its president/CEO Edgardo Ambrosio, treasurer Rotchel Pagepulen, corporate secretary Virginia Ambrosio, and Directors Lilia Deocadez and Arnold Pagepulen.

The firm, which is based in BF Homes, Paranaque City, was assessed a tax liability of P10.84 million.

The BIR also filed a complaint against Gaudencio de Guzman, a sole proprietor of De Guzman Enterprises; and its certified public accountant Ernesto Paguia for failing to pay taxes. The tax liability was assessed at P10.53 million for taxable years 2009 to 2011.

The BIR complaint said De Guzman purchased 26 brand new cars for his taxi operations but did not declare these as either assets or liabilities in his financial statements in his annual income tax returns (ITR) for the said years.

Another firm in hot water for tax evasion is domestic forwarding company Dreamline Express Services. The BIR also filed a complaint against its president Ma. Geraldine N. Acevedo, vice-president Joecinth Acevedo, treasurer Nelfa Cabatingan, corporate secretary Eric Medrano, and Directors Diosdado Rilles and Marlon Zaragoza.

The firm is primarily engaged in domestic forwarding, with last known address in Sto Nino, Paranaque City. Its tax deficiency was assessed at P2.54 million.

The cases are the 231st and 235th cases filed by the BIR under the term of President Aquino.