Corona arraignment for tax case postponed

Posted at 04/02/14 11:47 AM

MANILA - The arraignment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona for his tax evasion case has been postponed by the Court of Tax Appeals to June 4, 2014, a radio DZMM report said Wednesday.

The Department of Justice earlier filed a tax case against Corona before the Court of Tax Appeals. The case stems from a complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue alleging that Corona failed to pay the right income tax for six years between 2000 and 2010 amounting to more than 120 million pesos.

The BIR filed the complaint last year based on information from Corona's impeachment trial in the Senate.

Corona argued that he did not fully declare his assets to the public because his peso accounts are co-mingled with his dollar deposits.

In its decision, however, the DOJ said Corona should explain his position before the tax court.