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BIR sues MMDA tow truck provider for tax evasion

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MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) today sued two persons for tax evasion, one of them a supplier of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

In a statement, the BIR said it filed a tax evasion case against Joselito J. Nicolas, owner of Goodlucky Well Trading & Towing Services, a Quezon City-based towing company under contract with the MMDA and San Miguel Foods Inc.

Based on the BIR’s investigation, Nicolas or Goodlucky failed to pay taxes or file tax returns from 2009-2012 despite receiving P48.03 million in payments from MMDA and San Miguel Foods.

According to the BIR, Nicolas owes the government P41.73 million in taxes, including surcharge and interest.

Besides Nicolas, the bureau also sued Catherine B. Zafra, owner of Wellhand Trade Center, a Damarinas, Cavite-based enterprise.

She owes the government P8.98 million after failing to file tax returns from 1999-2012. This despite gaining P7.32 million from the sale of products to Ushio Philippines Inc, a Japanese firm that manufacturers lamps in Cavite. (MNS)

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