BIR files raps vs 3 firms for unpaid taxes

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 09 2017 10:13 PM

MANILA - Tax evasion complaints were filed against three companies for unpaid taxes amounting to more than P25 million, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said Thursday. 

Charges were filed before the Department of Justice against the following: 

- Master Sports Corp. and its responsible officers Lovell B. Gopez, president and CEO; Erlinda B. Gopez, VP-treasurer; and Maricar S. Santos, treasury manager; 

- Aeroflite Aviation Corp. and its responsible officers Arnel U. Miguel, president; and Jerome John D. Valera, treasurer; 

- Chow Master Corp. and its responsible officers Rebecca Ann K. Sy, chairman and CEO; Jojo Candelario, treasurer; and Alice Yap, CFO; 

Master Sports is being sued for tax liabilities amounting to P7.12 million for taxable years 2012 to 2015.

Aeroflite allegedly owed government P3.15 million in taxes for 2008, while Chow Master was assessed for a total tax deficiency for tax liabilities totalling P14.90 million for taxable year 2011.

The complaints are the 6th, 7th, and 8th, respectively, filed under the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) program of the bureau under the Duterte administration.