The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the filing of tax evasion case against Carla Corona-Castillo, the daughter of former Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.
In a 16-page resolution dated May 30, 2014 and signed by Prosecutor General Claro A. Arellano, the DOJ said it found probable cause to file in court the tax evasion case against Castillo.
According to the DOJ, Castillo declared a total income of only P228,040 for taxable years 2008 and 2009.
However, Castillo was able to purchase a property in La Vista, Quezon City worth P18 million in 2010.
The DOJ was convinced that Castillo deliberately evaded to pay her income tax in 2010 after she failed to file her income tax return (ITR) for the same year.
It recommended the filing of charges for violation of Sections 254 and 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) of 1997 against Castillo.
According to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Castillo was assessed a total tax liability of P9.93 million. PNA