BIR files tax evasion raps vs 13 firms, 7 people

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 24 2019 03:31 PM

MANILA- The Bureau of Internal Revenue filed with the Department of Justice on Thursday tax evasion cases against 13 companies and 7 individuals based in Quezon City and Manila for over P600 million in alleged tax liabilities.
 
The BIR accused retailers Jeffrey Francisco, Jocelyn Villanueva, Mylen Duyao, Tiong Giong Tan, and Paulino Villanueva of not paying a total of P284.19 in alleged tax liabilities between 2010 to 2013.
 
The agency also claimed that Ricardo Marmol and Bernard Landicho, who are engaged in architectural and engineering services, and general building contractor and wholesale of lubricants, respectively, allegedly owed it a total of P25.19 million in taxes for the years 2012 and 2010, respectively.
 
The BIR also accused the following companies of not paying their taxes:
 

Charged along with the corporations are their responsible officers.
 
If found guilty of violating the National Internal Revenue Code, the sole proprietors and the companies’ officers could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined at least 10,000.
 
The companies could also be ordered to pay fines.