BIR sues 5 individual, business taxpayers for P146-M tax debts

Published October 23, 2021, 1:48 PM

by Jun Ramirez

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it has filed separate tax evasion charges against three corporate and two individual taxpayers for allegedly ignoring notices to settle back accounts totalling to more than P146 million.

Bureau of Internal Revenue

In formal complaints submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Revenue Deputy Commissioner for Legal Group Marissa Cabreros named the accused as Nunilon Sincero Monares of Kalunusan, Cebu City; Nestor A. Gonzales of Pagadian City; Norchem Promotion Service and AMG Prime Builders Development of Cagayan de Oro City; and GSM 5 Haulers of Calasiao, Pangasinan.

Key officers of the said corporations were also included in the charge sheets.

Lawyer James Roldan, head of the BIR enforcement and advisory service, said the respondents were sued for their alleged refusal to pay the liabilities.

The back accounts covered mostly income, value-added, and excise taxes incurred in 2016 and prior years.

The latest complaints brought to 866 the number of criminal cases submitted to the justice department since the start of the Duterte administration in 2016.