BIR files P80-M tax evasion case vs bottle supplier

Posted at 02/14/2013 1:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday has filed an P80.62-million worth of tax evasion case against a bottle supplier, the agency said in a statement.

Cases against BGC Bottle Dealer Inc. and its president Estanislao Gonzales were filed before the Department of Justice for evading taxes and failing to supply correct and accurate information in the firm's 2011 tax returns.

"The BIR computed BGC's deficiency tax liability, including surcharge and interest, at P80.62 million for 2011, consisting of P56.56 million in deficiency income tax and P24.06 million in deficiency VAT," the bureau said.

Meanwhile, the BIR also said it has filed two cases against accountant Vergilio N. Diaz for knowingly using falsified revenue official receipts, unlawful pursuit of business and other violations of the tax code.

The tax bureau said Diaz has been providing services to Kenzie Construction Supply proprietor Emerson T. Lao and Hurleson Steel Corp. president Benhur Y. Go without any BIR accreditation. Moreover, Diaz's clients Lao and Go were using fake revenue official receipts in their tax documents.

Aside from the cases against a bottle supplier and an accountant, the BIR on Thursday filed separate cases against two flower shops for the stores' failure to issue receipts. The stores were Flowers by Sylvia and Casa Flores Inc.