MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon — Two business establishments in Bukidnon were temporarily closed on Monday, as Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) intensifies its "Oplan Kandado" drive.
Atty. Ma. Jonelle S. Faune, BIR Revenue District Officer, said Miang's Grocers and Botika Miang and General Merchandise of Shiela Febrero in Aglayan, Malaybalay City were simultaneously closed due to the following violations:
1. Failure to issue registered receipts or invoices
2. Failure to reflect the correct receipts or invoices for the first quarter of the taxable year 2019 resulting to under-declaration of sales by 422.47 percent.
BIR surveillance operation verified a total of P623,898.28 value added tax (VAT) deficiency, inclusive of interest, for the first quarter of 2019.
Compromise penalties were imposed for no cash register sales book; no issuance of the invoice, incomplete information; VAT component not separately billed in POS tapes; and failure to register additional line of business—aggregating to P115,000.
The temporary closure shall be for the duration of not less than five days and shall be lifted only upon compliance of prescribed requirements in the closure order.
BIR Regional Director Atty. Nuzar N. Balatero, Regional Investigation Division Chief Alberto Daba, Barangay Aglayan chairman Dr. Glorio Sajulga, and BIR personnel witnessed the closure.
Oplan Kandado aims not only to maximize the degree of voluntary compliance among taxpayers but also to deter tax code violations.