By Jun Ramirez
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Thursday tax evasion charges against five corporate taxpayers under the jurisdiction of the Quezon City revenue region for alleged refusal to pay tax debts totaling to more than P71 million.
The criminal complaints filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) brought to 454 the number of tax cheating cases submitted since President Rodrigo Duterte appointed lawyer Caesar Dulay to the top BIR post in 2016.
Quezon City Revenue Regional Director Romulo Aguila, Jr. identified the accused as Lucky Builders Center of Rosario, Pasig; Global Trendtech Trading of San Antonio, Pasig; RAR Builders of Matandang Balara, Quezon City; Concreteworks of Sto. Nino, Marikina and Amaautotechnic of Maybunga, Pasig.
The presidents of these corporations were also included in the complaints, namely; Diosdado Dimacali of Lucky Builders, Gemma Cheng of Global Trendtech, Efren Ramon of RAR, Patrick Ong of Concreteworks and John Anthony Ambata of Amaautotechnic.
The highest deficiency tax assessment of P29 million was slapped against Lucky Builders followed by Global Trendtech with P20 million.
Quezon City Revenue Regional Director Romulo Aguila, Jr. said the respondents allegedly ignored strings of assessment and collection notices sent to them to settle liabilities incurred in 2014 and prior years.
The respondents’ failure and continued refusal to pay their long overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated demands, constitute willful failure to pay the taxes due the government,” he added.