BIR closes several
business establishments in EV under Oplan Kandado
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Bureau of Internal Revenue in Region 8 is serious in its tax
Headed by Regional
Director Atty. Alert Alocilja, the
BIR Eastern Visayas or
BIR RR-14, recently
padlocked three business establishments in Tacloban and another one in
Calbayog City under its Oplan Kandado program.
Ms. Paulina Buitizon,
Revenue Officer 1, informed that the
BIR has padlocked the Superstar Marketing and Warehouse situated
at YKS Anibong District and two outlets of Red Roses Bakeshop located
at Burgos St. and
Rizal Avenue in
downtown Tacloban City.
Marketing is the first business establishment to be padlocked this
year, Director Alocilja said. It is engaged in brisk wholesale and
retail trading and was found to have committed violations such as
non-issuance of receipts and underdeclaration of more than 30% of its
sales which are flagrant infractions of Section 115 of the National
Internal Revenue Code of 1977, as amended, and salient provisions of
Revenue Memorandum Order NO.3-2009.
Armed with closure
orders signed by Deputy Commissioner for Legal and Inspection Service
Gregorio Cabantac, Director Alocilja served the order, ably assisted
by Benny Asis Mari, RDO Imelda Cebuano, and Asst. RDO Jesusa Cabello
together with the members of the enforcement team who recommended for
the temporary closure.
Meanwhile, in Calbayog
City, Oplan Kandado closure was served on Uragon Everbuilt Trading, by
Atty Edgar Quejada, RR-14 legal division chief and RDO Rolando Espina,
together with the Revenue Enforcement team of Revenue District 87
based in Catbalogan City.
committed more than 30% under declaration of sales involving P3
Million in deficiency taxes.
Director Alocilja said
that as of press time, the taxpayers, owners of the mentioned business
establishments have already pledged to settle their respective tax
disclosed that series of closures will be enforced on the perennial
violators in all the district offices under RR-14’s area of
jurisdiction, in order to manifest the Bureau’s determination to
continuously enforce “Oplan Kandado.”
Alocilja said that the BIR hopes to impress upon the taxpaying public
that BIR will not hesitate to sink in its teeth upon tax evaders in order to
raise the much-needed revenues for the country.
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