BIR shuts down Chinese resto in Manila

Posted at 01/29/2014 10:20 PM | Updated as of 01/29/2014 10:20 PM

MANILA – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) closed down a Chinese restaurant in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Wednesday for violating tax laws.

BIR said Sun Wah Restaurant, registered as Sunnyworld Food International Corp., undeclared its 2012 sales by 90.09 percent and its sales in the first two quarters of 2013 by 83.84 percent.

The monitoring of the tax agency showed that the restaurant’s deficiency value-added tax (VAT) was computed at P3,471,290.76 for taxable year 2012 and P4,929,684.51 for taxable year 2013 (first two quarters).

Sun Wah was closed after it failed to comply with the requirements specified in the 48-hour Notice and 5-day VAT Compliance Notice through a Closure Order signed by BIR Deputy Commissioner for Operations Group Nelson Aspe.

The food establishment was registered with Revenue District Office No. 31, Sta Cruz, Manila under Revenue District Officer Maximo Cebrecus Jr.