BIR files P484-M tax evasion charges

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed tax evasion charges with the Department of Justice amounting to P484.45 million.

In a statement, the bureau said that it has filed separate criminal complaints against Blackhole Integrated Phil-US Inc., Danex Signs Inc. and Sherry Ann Molino for the violation of Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, or the Tax Code.

Also charged were Blackhole President Jose Paolo Delgado and Treasurer Maria Pia Katrina Facundo, as well as Danex President Daniel Majaba and Treasurer Adelia Majaba, in their capacity as corporate officers.

Blackhole is a domestic corporation located at Port Area, Manila, engaged in importing, exporting, buying, requiring, holding and selling of various products.

Danex, also a domestic corporation which operates from Santa Ana, Manila, and is engaged in outdoor advertising and exhibit services. Molino, on the other hand, is the sole proprietress of Straman Enterprises which runs franchise of Robinsons Convenience Store Inc. in Tondo, Manila.

“The charges against the subject taxpayers stemmed from their willful failure to pay deficiency taxes for the concerned taxable years,” the BIR stated.

Blackhole was sued for its taxable year 2006 deficiency tax liability amounting to P15.35 million, Danex was charged for 2007 deficiency taxes of P8.98 million and Molino was sued for deficiency taxes for taxable year 2007 in the aggregate amount of P1.76 million.

Meanwhile, supplier Gigie Junio Marpa was also charged for the violation of Sections 254 and 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, or Tax Code, after she allegedly failed to supply correct and accurate information in her income tax and quarterly value-added tax (VAT) returns and to pay the corresponding taxes due for taxable years 2009 and 2010.

The BIR also charged certified public accountant Danilo Lincod, who certified the financial statements of Marpa for taxable years 2009 and 2010, in violation of Section 257 of the Tax Code.

Marpa, sole proprietor of RKGK Enterprises, is engaged in the retail of books and office supplies in Novaliches, Quezon City.

The respondent was assessed an aggregate deficiency tax liability for taxable years 2009 and 2010 in the amount of P458.36 million.

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