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Richard Gutierrez sued for P38.5 M tax evasion

MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) yesterday filed a P38.57-million tax evasion complaint before the Department of Justice against actor Richard Gutierrez and his production company for failing to pay taxes in 2012. 

Gutierrez, 33, allegedly failed to declare P39.6 million in sales from April to December 2012. His company, R Gutz Production Corp., also failed to file income tax return and value-added tax during the same year, BIR Assistant Commissioner James Roldan said.

“As a consequence of their acts and omissions, R Gutz and its president, Richard Gutierrez, were assessed an estimated aggregate deficiency tax liability of P38.57 million,” Roldan said.

Gutierrez’s company declared P311,111 in sales in 2012. However, its clients said they bought P39.9 million from the entertainment firm during the same period, based on a list of purchases.

The BIR said they had notified Gutierrez about his tax liabilities three times.

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