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BIR files P10.53-M tax evasion raps vs. taxi/freight forwarding operator, CPA

Posted On 2014 Apr 12
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Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henarez advises the camp of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao to talk with the BIR to know all the problems on the garnishment order against his bank accounts during a press conference at the Department of Justice on Thursday (Nov. 28, 2013). Flanking her are BIR Deputy Commissioner Estela V. Sales (left) and Atty. Albert Opon. (MNS photo)

Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henarez advises the camp of boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao to talk with the BIR to know all the problems on the garnishment order against his bank accounts during a press conference at the Department of Justice on Thursday (Nov. 28, 2013). Flanking her are BIR Deputy Commissioner Estela V. Sales (left) and Atty. Albert Opon. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Apr 10 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a Php 10.53-million tax evasion case against a taxi and freight forwarding operator and his certified public accountant (CPA).

Charged were Gaudencio V. De Guzman and his CPA Ernesto S. Paguia.

In a press conference, BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said that they charged De Guzman for willful attempt to evade or defeat taxes and deliberate failure to supply correct and accurate information in his Annual Income Tax Return (ITR) for taxable years 2009, 2010 and 2011 pursuant to Sections 254 and 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 (Tax Code).

De Guzman is the sole proprietor of G. De Guzman Enterprises which is engaged in the business of taxicab operations and freight forwarding services located at No. 155 Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan.

Henares added that they also charged Paguia for certifying the financial statements of De Guzman which contained misstatements of facts covering taxable years 2009, 2010 and 2011 in violation of Section 257 (A) (2) of the Tax Code.

De Guzman acquired eight car units from Nissan Westgate Alabang amounting to Php 4.8 million in 2009, 14 car units from Toyota Otis, Inc. worth Php 8.386 million in 2010 and four car units from Toyota Otis, Inc. valued at Php 2.396 million in 2011.

All the said acquisitions were not reflected either as assets or liabilities in the financial statements submitted by De Guzman in his Annual ITRs for the years 2009 to 2011.

Henares said that De Guzman was assessed a total tax liability amounting to Php10.53 million, inclusive of surcharges and interests, such as Php1.42 million in 2009, P5.6 million in 2010 and Php3.51 million in 2011. (MNS)

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