The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a criminal complaint before the Department of Justice against a businessman from Bacolod City for alleged tax evasion and failure to pay tax liabilities amounting to P12.2 million, Estela Sales, deputy commissioner, legal and inspection group of BIR, said in a press release yesterday.
The businessman, identified as Jose Edmundo Togado, an architect and owner of Togado Builders at 565 Camagong Street, Villamonte, Bacolod City that involves building components installation.
The press release said Togado failed to declare correct and accurate information on his income tax return for taxable years 2007, 2008, and 2009 violating sections 245 and 255 of the Tax Code.
He also failed to file value added tax returns and failed to register as VAT taxpayer for the same years violating sections 275, in relation to section 236 (G) (1) of the Tax Code, the press release also said.
The investigation showed that he underclared his sales for taxable years 2007 to 2009, the press release said.
It also said that Togado failed to register as VAT taxpayer noting that in 2007, his sales was beyond the threshold amount of P1.5 million.
The estimated aggregate tax liabilities of Togadi are at p12.2 million inclusive of surcharges and interests, it added.
Togado’s case is the 121st case filed under the Run After Tax Evaders Program of the BIR in the Philippines, the press release added.*LTG