By Ben O. de Vera
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday announced it had slapped tax evasion cases against one company and nine individuals—among them five Filipino employees of the Manila-based multilateral lender Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as the owner of a well-known bar and restaurant in Makati City.
By the staff
This administration takes pride in having attracted into government service a number of foreign-educated whiz kids who were supposedly so inspired by President Aquino’s “Walang Mahirap Kung Walang Corrupt” slogan, that they went back to the land of their birth, even if it meant massive pay cuts, just to serve the Filipino people.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue filed a criminal complaint against a Pasig City-based agricultural food product merchandiser that allegedly owed the government more than P323 million in taxes.
The local chambers of Japanese and American firms have taken up the cudgels for their respective tobacco-manufacturing members to ask the government to stop the makers of “illicit” cigarettes currently flooding the market.
By Jerome Aning
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on Thursday filed a complaint with the Department of Justice against the distributor of a popular coffee product and its retailer for failing to pay taxes amounting to almost P10 billion.