Actor Richard Gutierrez slapped with P38-mn tax evasion complaint

(Eagle News) — The Bureau of Internal Revenue has filed a P38-million tax evasion complaint against actor Richard Gutierrez and his production company.

In a statement on Friday, the BIR said the complaint stems from the underdeclaration of P39.9 million in sales in 2012 by R. Gutz Production Corp., where he sits as president.

The BIR said the company only declared P311,111 in sales that year, but a list of purchases showed their clients made purchases amounting to the much bigger amount during that period.

According to the BIR, the company also failed to file an annual income tax return and two quarterly value added tax returns in the same year.

Gutierrez was reportedly sent the result of the BIR findings in September 2014, January 2017, and March 2017.

The BIR, however, did not receive any response.

“As a consequence of their acts and omissions, R Gutz and its president, (Gutierrez), were assessed an estimated aggregate deficiency tax liability for taxable year 2012 in the total amount of P38.57 million,” the BIR said.