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Nilaglag na! BIR files tax evasion raps vs. Mark Taguba, Kenneth Dong

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed tax evasion charges against Customs fixer Mark Taguba and businessman Kenneth Dong before the Department of Justice.

The BIR assessed Dong’s unpaid taxes at P11,406,940.60 while Taguba was sued for failure to pay P850,574,228.77 in taxes.

They both appeared as resource persons during the congressional inquiries on the P6.4-billion worth of shabu smuggled into the country.

In a press release, the BIR said Taguba’s testimony at the congressional inquiries showed he earned more than P1.2 billion in 2016 by facilitating the entry of 7,458 container vans through ports.

Taguba also bought vehicles worth more than P1.5 million and had a total of 18 Transfer Certificates of Titles (TCT) under his name for lots in Cavite he purchased between 2014 to 2016.

The BIR said Taguba did not register his trucking business and “other ventures” prior to operating them.

As for Dong, the BIR said he earned P320,000 between September to December 2016.

Despite his businesses and various purchase of properties and vehicles through the years, the BIR said he did not file any Income Tax Return, Value Added Tax Return or Percentage Tax Return for the years 2003 to 2017. He also did not declare any taxable income for 2013 and 2016.

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