BIR files tax evasion raps vs 5 businessmen
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed separate tax evasion charges against five Metro Manila businessmen for alleged non-payment of income and value-added taxes totaling to more than P118 million.
In complaints filed before the Department of Justice, BIR Commissioner Kim S. Jacinto-Henares identified the respondents as Eduardo Jose Alino and Lester Valdez, president and comptroller of Power Generation of the Philippines (POWERGEN) in Ortigas Center, Pasig, and Alberto Macaraeg and Evalyn Macaraeg, president and treasurer of Albeva Construckt and Development Corporation (AKDC) in West Triangle, Quezon City.
Another criminal complaint was filed against Alenjandro Valencia Uy a fruit and vegetable dealer of Sta. Mesa, Manila and Valenzuela City.
Uy had the highest deficiency tax assessment of P82.4 million
Records showed that the vendor declared only total gross sale of P34.2 million for the years 2009 to 2012.
However, information supplied by his clients including Diamond Hotel, Hi-Top Grocery, Alabang Supermarket indicated he received total payments of more than P125 million.
Meanwhile, POWERGEN and AKDC both refused to open their books of accounts and ignored demand notices sent to them.
POWERGEN deficiency tax was placed at P30 million while AKDC was assessed to owe the bureau P5.1 million.