The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed tax evasion charges against 16 corporations and their key officers as well as four other store owners in Metro Manila for alleged willful failure to pay taxes totaling P310 million.
The criminal cases were filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) which was ordered by President Duterte to look into the hidden wealth of corrupt revenue officials and employees.
BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, however, instructed the men and women in the service to stay focus on their jobs of raising more money to help fight the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Makati Revenue Regional Director Maridur Rosario identified the nine respondents as Cartesian Resources, Bangkok Global Philippines, Spark Films, Fylsin, TCS Manpower, QNX Solutions, All Boxed Up, Haba Speed Logistics, and Interactive Mobile Extreme Solution.
Likewise, Quezon City Revenue Regional Director Alvin Galanza named the accused as HH Poly-Electromechs, Salon de Manila, Keylargo Philippines, Fareal Builders, Genuine Source, Victoria Motors, and Nuvosales.
Galanza identified the four store operators as Enrico Tuazon of NWOOD71 Marketing, Lilibeth Aragon of Online Janitorial Services, Daisy Salvador of Winston Print and Silkscreen Specialist, and Diosdado Castillar with an anonymous store located in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City.
Rosario and Galanza said they recommended the filing of the charges after the accused ignored tax assessment and collection notices sent to them.