BIR padlocks POGO service provider

MANILA The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), in coordination with the Department of Finance (DOF) through its Task Force POGO, enforced another closure and shutdown of the operations of a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) service provider for violating Section 115(b) in relation to Section 236 of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, as amended (Tax Code).

Closed Thursday is the head office and branch of Altech Innovations Business Outsourcing located at the Aseana City, ParaAaque, and its Pasay City branch, respectively. It is a single proprietorship owned by Jan Erick Lavariaz Altavas.

Results of the investigation showed that Altech is not registered for VAT purposes as certified by the Revenue District Office No. 052�ParaAaque City in violation of Section 108 vis-a-vis with Section 236 of the Tax Code.

The closure order was implemented by Deputy Commissioner for Operations Group Arnel SD Guballa. (PR)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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