MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a total of Php 63.93 million tax evasion cases against two delinquent lady taxpayers.
Charged was Evangeline M. Sertesa, sole proprietress of E.M.S. Enterprises. She is a contractor and merchandising broker located in Novaliches, Quezon City.
Also charged was Socorro H. Viar, sole proprietress of Coring’s Grocery. She is engaged in the retail of grocery items located in Sta. Elena, Marikina City.
In a press conference, BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares said that they charged the two respondents for violating Section 255 of the Tax Code for willful failure to pay tax.
Henares said that Sertesa was sued for deficiency tax liabilities for taxable year 2007 in the aggregate amount of Php 52.77 million, inclusive of increments, such as Php 31.03 million in Income Tax (IT) and Php 21.74 million in Value Added Tax (VAT).
Likewise, Viar was assessed deficiency tax liabilities for taxable year 2007 in the sum of Php 11.16 million, inclusive of increments, such as Php 6.29 million in IT and Php 4.87 million in VAT. (MNS)