Gordon seeks tax fraud against 5 motorcycle dealers GMA News Online

Senator Richard Gordon on Saturday called for tax evasion complaints against five motorcycle dealers who allegedly defrauded the government of billions of pesos by selling motorcycles.

Gordon released the statement after the Department of Finance approved the Bureau of Internal Revenue for filing tax evasion charges against motorcycle dealers.

“The BIR should not waste time chasing after those motorcycle dealers who cheated the government with billions of pesos in revenue that could have been used in its response to the pandemic,” said Gordon, chairman of the Senate Ribbon Committee. blue.

On September 13, the DOF confirmed with the BIR the complaint of the regional director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 Victor Emmanuel Caindec against motorcycle dealers who would belong to a family based in Mindanao.

Caindec said motorcycle dealers allegedly issued “double invoices containing different invoice numbers, dates, fraudulent misrepresentation of the actual place of sale, and even full purchase price” of the motorcycles sold.

The resellers have been identified as Du Ek Sam Inc., Desmark Corporation, DES Marketing Inc., Premio Corporation and DES Strong Inc. who allegedly abused the MAIRDOE system (manufacturers, assemblers, importers, rebuilders, resellers and other entities) from LTO .

Under the MAIRDOES system, motorcycle dealers would receive the deposit from motorcycle buyers without providing registration papers or number plates. Instead, the motorcycle buyer only receives invoices for their purchase.

Additionally, instead of registering a motorcycle after it has been sold, the dealer holds the registration papers so that if the owner has not paid the monthly depreciation charge, the dealer collects the motorcycle and sells it to new as a demo unit.

The five dealerships would sell the motorcycles to Filipinos in need of mobility at exorbitant down payment rates of 36%. They would be in favor of delays in issuing license plates and papers because they only issue invoices to customers, depriving the government of revenue.

Gordon said the tax evasion complaint was the result of the Senate committee’s previous investigation into the LTO and Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act dealer backlog earlier this year. —Consuelo Marquez / KG, GMA News

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