BIR hounds businesses in Muntinlupa, Parañaque

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by Allan Yves Briones

Amidst the string of tax evasion cases filed all over Metro Manila, eight more businesses will have to answer for alleged violations in their annual returns from 2008 to 2014.

In a statement released Thursday, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) announced that it has filed with the Department of Justice several criminal charges against the following:

  • Bleustar Manufacturing and Marketing Corp., President Jimmy Ong and Treasurer Jerry Ong
  • E-Marc Consultant, Inc., President Eulogio Mendoza and Chief Financial Officer Azucena Mendoza
  • Jan Victor Trading, Inc., President John Dee and Treasurer Arthur Reyes
  • Joriz Creative Graphics Co., Manager Joseph Ancheta
  • YN General Services, Inc., President/Chairman Ernesto Navo and
  • Treasurer Emerlita Navo
  • Lelion Sy Ang
  • Joseph Arnel Rubio Ortega
  • Felix Limlingoco Cruz

All eight, in varying degrees, allegedly owe the national government a total tax liability of P227 million for violating Section 255 in relation to Sections 253 (d) and 256 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 by failing to pay their overdue taxes.

Muntinlupa-based businesses Bleustar and E-Marc reportedly owes the nation’s largest tax-collection agency somewhere around P69.48 million for taxable years 2011 and 2014.

Meanwhile, Jan Victor, YN General and Joseph Ortega, all from Parañaque City, collectively are liable for P30.27 million. Another Parañaque native wholesaler, El Unico Enterprises, owned by Lelion Ang, owes the BIR a whopping P73.84 million on its own.

Joriz and Felix Cruz, who owns FBI Machine Shop & Enterprises, hail from Las Piñas and Taguig, respectively.

“The respondents’ obstinate failure and continued refusal to pay their long overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated demands, constitute willful failure to pay the taxes due to the government,” BIR said.

The eight cases are reportedly the 508th to 515th filed under BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay’s Run After Tax Evaders Program, spearheaded on the ground by Regional Director Glen Geraldino.