BIR files P51-M tax evasion cases
The agency sues two individuals who are owners of a towing company and a trading company, respectively

PLUGGING TAX LEAKS. The BIR is running after individuals who are not diligently paying their taxes. Photo by AFP

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed Wednesday, June 13 tax evasion cases worth P50.72 million at the Department of Justice against two individuals who allegedly did not pay their taxes and file their tax returns.

BIR sued Joselito Nicolas, owner of Goodlucky Well Trading & Towing Services in Quezon City, and Catherine Zafra, owner of Wellhand Trade Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

The tax bureau said Nicolas did not pay taxes or file tax returns from 2009 to 2012, when his company earned P48.03 million from clients Metro Manila Development Authority and San Miguel Foods Inc.

Nicolas’ tax liability stands at P41.73 million, including surcharge and interest, said BIR.

Zafra, on the other hand, did not file tax returns from 1999 to 2012, according to BIR. She sold P7.32 million worth of products to Japanese-controlled Ushio Philippines Inc. in 2005, but did not pay taxes during the year.

BIR computed Zafra’s tax liability at P8.98 million, including surcharge and interest. –

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