Department of Health

PNP supplier, recruiter face P89M tax evasion raps

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BIR says it's stepping up campaign vs tax evaders to raise more revenues

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed P88.98 million worth of tax evasion cases before the Department of Justice against a supplier of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and a manpower recruitment agency.

The country’s main revenue agency said RJP International Trading, Construction and General Services, which was implicated in the alleged overpriced repairs of PNP vehicles in 2007, and recruitment firm Temps and Staffers Inc. evaded taxes by underdeclaring their incomes.

According to the BIR, the PNP paid RJP International P77.25 million for the repair and supply of parts of armored vehicles in 2007, but the latter declared only P10.82 million in revenues that year.

On the other hand, recruitment firm Temps and Staffers, whose clients include Samsung, BDO and Globe Telecom, earned P135.4 million for its services, but declared only P72.6 million income.

RJP International and Temps and Staffers allegedly owe the government P46.33 million and P42.65 million taxes, respectively, inclusive of surcharge and interest.

BIR Commissioner Kim Henares said the agency is stepping up its campaign against tax evaders to meet its revenue collection target of P1.066 trillion this year.