The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed separate tax evasion cases against four Manila corporate taxpayers and four other business proprietors for alleged refusal to settle tax debts amounting to more than P291 million.
Citing separate criminal complaints submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Manila Revenue Regional Director Jethro M. Sabariaga identified the respondents as Gulfoss International Corporation, Norwegian Star Corporation, Alkhaleel Enterprises, and Palawan Balingsasayaw Corporation.
Key officers of the said businesses were also included on the charged sheets.
The four other business operators were Manolito S. Pacheco of Hil-Man General Merchandising, Melencio F. Atienza of Green Foxstar Construction Supply, Ferdinand B. Ventsayencio of Doennitzy Enterprises, and Harold P. Robin of R.E.N.Z.R. Enterprises.
Sabariaga said the cases were filed for the alleged failure of the accused to answer and protest the assessment and collection notices sent to them.
Gulfoss was slapped with the highest deficiency assessment of P170 million, followed by Norwegian with P70 million.
The tax liabilities, covering mostly income and value-added taxes, were incurred between 2014 and 2016.