BIR to file 2nd big tax evasion case

Posted at 07/19/10 9:56 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said it will file its second tax evasion case this Thursday.

BIR Commissioner Kim Henares did not yet identify the person who will be apprehended.

"Makikilala nyo na lang sya sa Thursday pagka-file namin," said, adding the person is a large-scale tax evader, though not necessarily a prominent figure.

"Kaya hindi totoong celebrities lang ang target namin," said Henares.

The BIR is stepping up its campaign to ferret out tax evaders which President Benigno Aquino III believes will help substantially in shoring up the government's coffers.

Aquino has instructed the BIR to have a tax evasion case filed every week.

"Bukod kasi sa criminal aspect, may civil aspect yung case, dun pagbabayarin yung tao dun sa tax na hindi nya binigay," said Henares.