BIR goes after security agency for tax evasion


Bureau of Internal Revenue building. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines—The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed new tax evasion charges against one security agency and several individuals for various violations of the Tax Code.

In a statement, the BIR said it had filed a criminal complaint against Red Fox Security Inc. and its top corporate officers, president Felipe J. Pacleb and treasurer Pedro T. Cezar, for three counts of “willful attempt to evade or defeat the payment of income tax and the deliberate failure to supply correct and accurate information” for the years 2008 to 2010.

Red Fox is a corporation primarily engaged in providing security to juridical persons, offices, industrial, commercial and other establishments, with registered address at No. 43-F HR Building, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City.

An informer who had personal knowledge of the company tipped off the BIR about Red Fox’s operations.

In the course of its tax-mapping operations, the BIR found unregistered provisional and official receipts, as well as deposit slips that showed the Air Materiel Wings Savings and Loan Association Inc. was one of the company’s major clients.

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  • Andrzej

    Welcome everybody, my name Andrzej
    Poteraj thermal insulation contractor ,expert for technology
    EIFS,ETICS and any kind of thermal insulation of buildings.

    Thermal insulation technology is very
    popular in the world .In Europe each new building must have energy
    certificate and old building for rental and sale. In Philippine
    market for energy efficiency not exist, Philippine is one the higher
    wasting energy country in the world. I give proposal to my service
    many hotels when I seen total rubbish wall zero insulation. All
    ignore me ,nobody not need energy efficiency buildings. I seen only
    one example well done insulated buildings offices SM opposite Mall of

    Long time I think why my business bad
    pending and I find reason . This is BIR rules {chapter 7 allowable
    deduction from National Internal Revenue Code point A expenses
    necessary and ordinary}

    This BIR rules allow put all
    electricity bills for tax deduction for example medium size hotel 1.5
    million peso income and 0.5 million peso electricity bills mostly use
    for aircon. BIR rules allow put 100% electricity bills for tax
    deduction the same malls ,small and medium shops. That stands
    electricity for reach in Philippine is for free. Government
    ,President planning together with ADB bank introduce green technology
    and energy efficiency building in Philippine only BIR rules kill good
    idea. I think BIR rules about electricity deduction from tax this is
    high business lobby dirty job . 60% electricity in
    Philippine is use for aircon that stands luxury not production not
    factory. This tax deduction promoted higher pollution ,emission co2
    and generally wasting energy. BIR freely resigns for billions peso
    from very reach people ,when poor people pay very high electricity
    bills without any tax deduction. Poor people sponsoring reach,
    totally unfair. My proposal soon a possible change rules which
    promote wasting ,make audit and investigation how many billions peso
    loose budget of Philippine for electricity deduction. My opinion this
    is scandal similar like pork barrel . In attachments please look 2
    independent German institute experts who give proof about 50%
    reduction electricity consumption in hot humid climate for buildings
    which use ETICS technology and letter from president Aquino to
    Philippine Green Building Council where mr. President wish them
    introduce green technology. Soon Philippine replace jeepnee and
    tricycle for electric engine .For zero emission transport electricity
    deduction is fair, for aircon no. Please check in Department of
    Energy how many power plant working only for aircon electricity and
    my service can reduction this amount for 50% .Thanks for patience my
    proposal give tax deduction for energy efficiency technology like
    EIFS ,ETICS and cancel for electricity bills I think after that
    Philippine can very fast achieve european level for energy efficiency

  • Mux

    Tell Congress to return the P 10 Billion and the Marcoses to return the US$ 10 Billion plundered then we’ll talk about the ordinary citizen paying the proper taxes.

    • M C

      Who Marcos are you referring to? If ever there are “sins” of a supposed father, does the criminal liability extend to the son and daughter if the “father” is declared legally “dead”? We should always support our government for it to function and provide basic services to our people. But we should be vigilant in the exercise of their functions for vigilance is the price of democracy. If there is a perceived wrong, then, by all means, stop being a fence-sitter and act. Tell your local police to act, write to your congressman of your stand on a proposed measure or project, write to your senator, report an anomaly, join a collective protest or mass action, vote wisely, study your laws and help anyone in need. We have only one country and we might as well help to make it a better place to stay.

      • Mux

        M C, we all know that all Marcoses from Ferdie, Imelda, Aimee, Irene, Ferdie Jr are all GUILTY of plunder! Let us not be naive about it. Also, we are talking about taxes here. All those people that you want to act will do so only if the price is right. It really is quite hypocritical for the government to ask us to pay taxes when the government has proven they cannot even handle properly the revenue they already have.

  • Manga Gamud

    Bakit di yung mga examiners at Regional Directors ng BIR ang eksaminin niniyo baka mas malaki pa ang sisingilin ninyo because of underclared illegal income. Mga security agencies at mga kanilang sekyus ay hand to mouth lang ang mga yan. Kayo naman sa BIR kung anu-anung gimik ang ginagawa para makapagpapogi lang.

  • gringoloco

    By the way where are all the millions collected with the SIN TAXES?
    President Aquino promised to help the poor.
    Why government is not explaining where the money is?
    Hospitals, schools, clinics, etc, are they getting the promised help?
    Is the money going to the pockets of unknown people?

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