BIR goes after Aila, top executive

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 4 has filed cases against Aila Incorporated and its president, Michael Andrew Shane, for 36 counts of “willful failure to remit taxes withheld” on the compensation of its employees and creditable income taxes withheld from 2016 to 2018.

BIR Regional Director Jethro Sabariaga said that records show that Aila, a registered taxpayer of Revenue District Office 21A – North Pampanga, filed 20 BIR Form No. 1601-C and 16 BIR Form No. 1601-E through the bureau’s Electronic Filing and Payment System (eFPS).

However, despite repeated notice, the company failed to remit to BIR North Pampanga the taxes that it withheld.

“Such failure to remit is punishable, for each act or omission, by a fine of not less than P10,000 and suffer imprisonment of not less than one year but not more than ten years and a penalty equal to the total amount of the tax not accounted for and remitted,” Sabariaga said.

The corporation, upon conviction for each act or omission, shall be punished by a fine of not less than P50,000 but not more than P100,000.


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