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BIR files P1.1B tax evasion cases before DOJ

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue yesterday filed 10 separate criminal complaints for tax evasion with aggregate amount of P1. 1 billion before the Department of Justice.

Seven corporations and a partnership with its responsible officers were charged for violating Section 255 in relation to Sections 253 (d) and 256 of the Tax Code.

Charged were AURG, INC. together with its president Lamberto C. Bazal and treasurer Anna Arnneth J. Aguinaldo; Best Electrical Automation Controls Inc., and its president Aurelio dela Paz, and treasurer Adela dela Paz; Kenomax Great Enterprise Inc. and its responsible officers Roberto T. Santos and Wilfredo M. Benitez; Joberlene Corporation and its chief executive officer Gilbert Campued and chief financial officer Ruth Bernardo; Poly-Agro Products Corporation and its president Lim Sieng Giap and treasurer Diana Lim; Perima Multi-Sales Corporation and its president Romnick Patoc and treasurer Ruth Bernardo.

Trademaster Plus Industries Inc. and its president Reggie Marie Dalandan and treasurer Rainer Anthony Dalandan; and partnership Polystructure Trading Co. and its responsible partners Albert C. Tan and Melchor O. Perez.

Proprietor Sonny Brum Escal and Josie Rabara Casilang were also charged for violating Section 255 of the Tax Code.

BIR Manila records of investigation showed that the respondents were served the corresponding Letters of Authority (LOA), Requests for Presentation of Records, Preliminary Assessment Notices (PAN), Formal Assessment Notices (FAN) / Formal Letters of Demand (FLD) with Details of Discrepancies, and Final Decision on Disputed Assessments (FDDA) with Details of Discrepancies but failed to either pay or protest and submit relevant supporting documents to either substantiate their claims or to refute said assessments or to file an appeal with the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA), hence making the said assessments final, executory, and demandable.

The BIR conducted collection and enforcement strategies with the issuance of the Preliminary Collection Letters (PCL) and Final Notices Before Seizure (FNBS) that proved futile as the afore-cited assessments remained unpaid.

Likewise, Warrants of Distraint and/or Levy (WDL) and Garnishment (WG) were issued and served but the respondents had no properties which may be distrained or levied and no bank accounts which may be garnished. Demands Before Suit (DBS) likewise proved futile.

The ten (10) delinquent taxpayers are the 652nd, 653rd, 654th, 655th, 656th, 657th, 658th, 659th, 660th and 661st filed under the Run After Tax Evaders (RATE) program of the BIR under the leadership of Commissioner Caesar Dulay. They are likewise RATE cases filed by Revenue Region No. 6, City of Manila under Regional Director Jethro M. Sabariaga.

Publication Source :    People's Tonight
Hector Lawas
Court reporter for more than 20 years