The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed on Wednesday tax evasion cases totaling more than P1 billion against 10 Manila businesses for their alleged refusal to pay their tax deficiencies.
In separate complaints filed before the Department of Justice, Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Legal Service Marissa Cabreros identified the respondents as Aurg Corporation, Best Electrical Automation Controls, Kenomax Great Enterprises, Joberlene Corporation, Poly-Agro Products Corporation, Perima Multi-Sales, Trademaster Plus Industries, Polystructure Trading, Sonny Brum Escal of Jei Industrial Engineering, and business owner Josie Barbara Casilang.
Included in the charge sheets were key officers of the companies, mostly their presidents and treasurers.
Manila Revenue Regional Director Jethro Sabariago recommended the filing of the criminal complaints after the accused ignored notices to settle the accounts incurred in 2015 and prior years.
The highest deficiency tax assessment of P526 million was slapped against Kenomax, followed by Perima and Joberlene, with P368 million and P218 million, respectively.