Bureau of Internal Revenue commissioner Romeo Lumagui Jr. has filed charges against a BIR employee and her husband for allegedly colluding to evade taxes.
The couple reportedly runs a software management company that alters point-of-sale machines to reflect lower sales figures, resulting in tax avoidance of up to P6.1 billion.
In a statement, Lumagui expressed his dismay at the alleged misconduct of the BIR employee and stressed his commitment to crack down on corruption within the agency.
“The filing of this criminal case against a corrupt BIR employee will be the foundation of my administration.It is unacceptable that our own employees are conspiring with tax evaders when they are the one who should follow our plans and programs,” he said.
The BIR employee in question will also face administrative charges, Lumagui said.
Apart from this, a dismissal order has been sent to the Department of Finance for confirmation.