DOJ: tax evasion raps should be filed vs. Corona’s daughter

By , on June 5, 2014

Department of Justice / Wikipedia Photo
Department of Justice / Wikipedia Photo

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) recommends the filing of tax evasion charges against the daughter of ousted Cheif Justice Renato Corona, following reports of the daughter’s  undeclared wealth.

In a complaint filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Carla Corona- Castillo declared a total income of P228,040 for the tax returns she filed in 2008 and 2009.

In 2010, the BIR however, computed her tax deficiency at P9.93 million following the undeclared property which she purchased in La Vista Quezon City.

The BIR alleged that Carla failed to declare the said property on her income tax return for 2010, accusing her of not paying the right amount of tax.

The DOJ panel said in a 16-page resolution that there is a probable cause for charging Carla with tax evasion charges for violating Section 254 and Section 255 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997 for the taxable year 2010.

“Her claim that she used her savings, which she accumulated while working abroad, is refuted by the fact that she filed her income tax return for taxable years 2008 and 2009 with a total income of only P228,040,” said the DOJ panel of prosecutors.

“All in all, we agree with the BIR that the deliberate scheme of respondent Carla in failing to file her ITRs for taxable year 2010 and failing to pay the correct amount of tax due thereon, and her act of declaring minimal amounts of income for taxable years 2008 and 2009 and then subsequently purchasing a property worth P18 million in 2010, demonstrate her scheme of deliberate tax evasion in violation of Section 254 of the NIRC, as amended,” the DOJ added. 

Meanwhile, Carla’s husband has also been charged with tax evasion cases in 2003 and 2009.

With reports from GMA News