BIR files tax raps vs real estate firm, 2 businessmen

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2018 03:29 PM

MANILA - The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Friday filed tax evasion charges against 2 businessmen and a corporation based in Northern Luzon over about P16 million in total alleged deficiencies.

Charged for violating section 255 of the Tax Code for willful failure to pay taxes were businessmen Faivo Bartolome engaged in computer sales and services in Laoag, Ilocos Norte and Ramil Manuel, who sells general merchandise in Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.

Bartolome is accused of failing to pay P10.48 million in liabilities for 2010 while Manuel's total tax deficiency for 2013 amounted to P3.89 million.

The BIR also sued real estate leasing company LZK Holdings and Development Corp and its president and chief executive officer Lourdes Korshak.

Based in San Fernando City, La Union, LZK Holdings' total tax deficiency for 2006 amounted to P2.44 million pesos.

The accused refused to pay their deficiencies despite efforts by the BIR to collect the money, said Assistant Commissioner James Roldan.

If found guilty, respondents could face up to 10 years in jail while the corporation could be fined up to P100,000.00.