by Allan Yves Briones
Three Quezon City (QC) businesses are facing criminal charges after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed with the Department of Justice.
Named in three separate criminal complaints are AMA Insurance and Reinsurance Brokerage Inc., Jaram Hauling Services and TTC Construction who collectively owe the bureau P116.03 million in taxes from 2010 to 2012.
“The three (3) delinquent respondents’ failure and continued refusal to file or pay their long overdue deficiency taxes, despite repeated demands, constitute willful failure to file or pay the taxes due to the government,” the bureau said in a statement.
AMA Insurance, sued by the bureau for “Willful Failure to Pay” taxes and “Willful Failure to File” returns of P5.36 million, are manned by President Felizardo Colambo and owners Avella Lipata and Tomasito Cruz, all also named in the complaint.
The biggest offender, TTC Construction, owes the bureau P100 million for 2011.
All three, according to the bureau, refused to file or pay despite repeated demands which included: Preliminary Assessment Notices, Final Assessment Notices, Preliminary Collection Letters, Final Notices Before Seizure, Warrants of Distraint and/or Levy, Warrants of Garnishment and Demands before Suit.
These cases are the 484th, 485th and 486th filed under BIR Commission Caesar Dulay’s Run After Tax Evaders program.