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3 Laguna companies face P23M tax raps

reward-money Aug 30, 2019 @ 17:09

by Allan Yves Briones

Three private companies based in Laguna are facing tax evasion charges from the nation’s largest tax-collection agency.

According to a press statement released Thursday, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed with the Department of Justice three separate criminal complaints against three Laguna-based companies for their alleged willful failure to pay taxes amounting to P23 million.

Named in the complaint are:

Axispointe Builders & Construction Company, partners Gualberto Sosa and Hermie Arceo
MMC Food Industries, Inc., President/CEO Ma. Christina Purificacion and Corporate Secretary Melrose Purificacion
Asia Auto Interior, Inc., President Cesar Duque, Corporate Secretary Leon Guerrero and Treasurer Joyce Duque

BIR Revenue Region No. 9B-LaQueMar stated that the three companies did not pay their taxes for the years 2009, 2011 and 2014, which is a violation of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997.

The biggest offender, Asia Auto, allegedly owes the national government P10.32 million, with Axis Point and MMC posting a total tax liability of P8.32 million and P4.37 million, respectively.

All three allegedly failed to file or pay their taxes even after being served over 10 formal demands.

“The three (3) delinquent respondents’ failure and continued refusal to file or pay their long overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated demands, constitute willful failure to file or pay the taxes due to the government,” the statement read.

According to the BIR, the three cases constitute the 504th-506th filed under Commissioner Caesar Dulay’s Run After Tax Evaders program, led by LaQueMar Regional Director Albino Galanza. #

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