The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) filed a P38-million tax evasion case against actor Richard Gutierrez before the Department of Justice on April 21.
Richard is the president of a production company, R Gutz Production Corp.
His production company allegedly under-declared P39.6 million in sales in 2012.
R Gutz also failed to file an annual income tax return and two quarterly value added tax returns during the same year.
The company was assessed an estimated aggregate deficiency tax liability for taxable year 2012 in the total amount of P38.57 million, BIR said in a report.
The amount was already inclusive of surcharges and interests.
Gutierrez and his company declared P311,111 in sales in 2012 but their clients said that they bought a total of P39.9 million from the entertainment firm during the same period, based on a list of purchases.
BIR has sent Gutierrez the result of its findings in September 2014, January 2017, and March 2017 but the agency said it did not receive any response.
The BIR said it notified Gutierrez and his production company thrice – on September 8, 2014, January 20, 2017, and on March 29, 2017 – through a copy of the notice via registered mail sent to the office address.
Richard has not received any complaint yet from the BIR but he will answer at the proper forum as soon as he receives it, Richard’s lawyer said.
Richard had his last project in ‘Ang Panday’ in 2016.
He has kept a low profile in showbiz because he’s focusing on his son Zion with girlfriend Sarah Lahbati.
The actor-model is one of the sons of actor Eddie Gutierrez.
and Annabelle Rama, and the brother of Ruffa Gutierrez and the twin brother of Raymond Gutierrez.