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BIR sues Pagcor food concessionaire for tax evasion

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MANILA – The Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday filed a tax evasion case against a food concessionaire of state-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.

In a statement, the BIR said it filed a criminal complaint with the Department of Justice against Lilia de los Reyes-Gonzales for failing to file income tax returns for 2008 and 2010 and quarterly value-added tax returns for the second through fourth quarters of 2010.

Gonzales owns Yasiok Dimsum Food House, a licensed concessionaire of Pagcor.

The BIR said Yasiok received P39.95 million in income payments from Pagcor for 2008 and 2010, but Gonzales failed to declare the same in her tax returns.

“Such willful and deliberate failure to file her returns resulted in the non-payment of her income tax in the aggregate amount of P25.61 million,” the bureau said.

The agency also discovered that Gonzales underdeclared her sales in VAT returns, and so was assessed a total deficiency of P15.8 million. In all, she owes the BIR some P41.14 million.

The case against her is the 119th filed under the Run After Tax Evaders Program.