Tuesday , May 22, 2018

BIR files tax evasion case vs hospital

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), through Revenue Region 4, filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) a P15.71-million tax evasion case against the Our Lady of Lourdes International Medical Center Inc. in Olongapo City.

The BIR said the hospital electronically filed its tax returns but did not make the corresponding payments for November to December 2015, January to December 2016, and January to April and June 2017.

Lourdes Medical was assessed with a tax liability of P15.709 million, covering the period November 2015 to June 2017.

The BIR said the hospital’s tax liability represented the withholding taxes the Lourdes Medical withheld from the compensation of its employees, bulk of which from professional fees of its doctors.

“Routine verification from the Revenue Data Center revealed that Lourdes Medical is in the list of those who electronically filed their tax returns without the corresponding payment. Despite various notifications, the respondent hospital still failed to settle its outstanding account and to remit taxes due to the BIR,” the tax agency said.

The case is the 111th filed under the Run After Tax Evaders program of the BIR.