• Tax evasion case slapped on black marketeer


    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed another criminal complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Erlinda Asedillo for tax evasion from 2000 to 2015.

    Asedillo was the subject of another complaint filed by the BIR with the DOJ on April 7, 2016 for Unlawful Pursuit of Business, among other violations of the Tax Code. She is the operator of a black market jewelry business located at 56 Nicanor Reyes Street, Varsity Hills Subdivision, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

    The case against Asedillo was triggered by an informant who reported and denounced the black market jewelry operations being conducted by the respondent without any permit or receipts from the BIR.

    Investigation also revealed that Asedillo is merely registered as a local employee with no declared business venture. She did not pay any annual registration fee relating to any business. Neither did she apply for nor was given a BIR Authority to Print Receipts (ATP) for her business undertakings. Furthermore, she did not file any Income Tax Return (ITR), Value Added Tax (VAT) Return, or Excise Tax Return for taxable years 2000 to 2015.

    The BIR seized unregistered sales receipts and invoices issued by Asedillo in connection with her business/black market operations confirming that the said respondent indeed sold jewelry in the black market and was in fact issuing unregistered receipts and invoices in relation thereto.

    As a consequence of her acts and omissions, Asedillo was assessed to pay an estimated aggregate deficiency tax liability of P5.32 billion from 2000 to 2015, inclusive of surcharges and interests, broken down into: income – P2.71 billion; VAT – P1.09 billion; and Excise Tax – P1.52 billion.

    The case against Asedillo is the 465th filed under the RATE (Run After Tax Evaders) program of the BIR. It is also a joint RATE case of the Regional Investigation Division of Revenue Region No. 7, Quezon City and the National Investigation Division.


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