BIR files raps vs 7 taxpayers

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 17 2017 03:22 PM

MANILA - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed separate tax evasion complaints against 4 Manila firms with alleged liabilities and falsification raps against 3 Makati taxpayers.

Charged for tax evasion before the Department of Justice (DOJ) were the following:

- Edwin Santiago Enterprise and its proprietor, Edwin Sugay Santiago;
- Best Outlet Trading Company and its proprietors Merlinda Barroga and Jocelyn Mariano;
- Marps King Trading Corporation and its president Sonal 
Ramchandani and treasurer Gulab Ramchandani;
- and Pschent Corporation.

The BIR said the firms failed to pay the following tax dues: P3.78 million in 2008 for Santiago Enterprise; P45.03 million for Best Outlet Trading from Jan. 1 to June 30, 2013; P2.17 million for Marps King Trading in 2008; and P4.12 million for Pschent in 2008.

The BIR said the respondents were duly notified of their alleged tax liabilities but failed to protest and pay the delinquencies.

The bureau, meanwhile, filed separate criminal complaints against 3 Makati City taxpayers for allegedly "using falsified or fake BIR certificates, and falsification by private individuals and use of falsified documents”:

- Dario Madelo, sole proprietor of Skyworld Aviation
- Marney Industries Corporation and its president Armando Umali, and chief finance officer Eloida Umali; and 
- Worthrand Petropower Corporation and its CEO/president Rogelio Bermas and chief finance officer Mary Jane Bermas.

The complaints bring to 93 the total number of tax evasion cases filed by the BIR as part of the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) program under the Duterte administration.