• Tax raps readied vs. Figaro operator

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    THE controversial coffee concessionaire of state-owned gaming firm Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) Carlota Cristi Tan will have her day in tax court.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) found probable cause to indict Tan after the department found prima facie evidence that she failed to supply the correct and accurate information in her income tax returns for the years 2003 and 2004.

    In a 10-page resolution signed by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Roseanne Balauag, the
    DOJ found that “Tan willfully failed to supply the correct and accurate information with regard to her sales or income.”

    The case is expected to be filed before the Court of Tax Appeals.

    The resolution was approved by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano and Senior Deputy State Prosecutor Miguel Gudio Jr., DOJ Task Force on BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) Cases head. The case stemmed from the complaint filed by the BIR, which found Tan to have a total tax liability of P59 million.

    The BIR alleged that Tan’s liability include surcharges and interests amounting to P16.67 million in 2003, and P39.33 million in 2004.

    Jomar Canlas

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