Supermarket faces P250-M tax raps

Published December 15, 2018, 2:02 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Jeffrey Damicog

A supermarket in Cavite faces a complaint before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for allegedly owing the government over P250 million in taxes.

BIR logo and building (Manila Bulletin file photo)
(Manila Bulletin File Photo)

The Bureau of Internal (BIR) filed the tax complaint against Emilus Supermarket Systems Inc. which it accused of willful failure to pay taxes under the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended.

The complaint included as respondents its president Regidor Mata.

The BIR noted the corporation which is located in Rosario Cavite is a domestic stock corporation primarily engaged in trading and merchandising goods.

Under the complaint, the BIR alleged that Emilus has a total deficiency tax liability amounting to P2543,066,042.18 including increments for the 2008.

The BIR said it repeatedly sent notices to Emilus about the amount it should settle with the bureau.

“The respondents’ obstinate failure and continued refusal to pay their long overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated demands, constitute willful failure to pay taxes,” the BIR said

The BIR said Emilus got sued under the Bureau’s Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) program.